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Suggestions for categories and forum break-out?

Okay: so far, so good.

Next up, let's talk about the linchpin IMHO for a successful board (apart from its users of course): the categories and organization.

Again, random thoughts to get things rolling.

* separate areas for different technologies
* lofi & paper
* mac
* linux
* wintel
* pda/mobile
* areas for the most popular topic areas
* productivity and time management (including procrastination, GTD, etc.)
* life hacks
* writing, making, and general creativity
* mind and spirit (stress reduction, meditation, etc.)
* grabass, "anything goes" area
* admin - general throat clearing and announcements

Bang on it. Too much? Too little? Where do we most need to see breakouts?

Brian10's picture

I'd highly suggest minimizing categories...

I'd highly suggest minimizing categories for now. Creating too many categories from the beginning can stymie community development and dilute interesting topics. Two or three broad and general categories at the beginning is ideal I think. When a particular category gets an overly large amount of traffic, simply break it down into more manageable sub-categories. Allow the forum to grow rather then make it grow up all at once.




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