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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?

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I think breaking those _all_...

Merlin wrote:
I think breaking those _all_ out might be a bit much, but what about a dedicated GTD area:

* Getting Things Done
* Help for Newbies
* Implementation & Maintenance
* Hacking GTD
* GTD for [Whoever]

Would something like that appeal?

"Canonical Getting Things Done" sounds like a winner.

I'd suggest that the criteria for breaking out into another forum would be incompatibility; GTD with mac-only applications (Quicksilver, DEVONThink), GTD with windows-only applications (Activewords, Outlook GTD Plugin). That criteria would suggest that there should be a cross-platform "GTD on a computer" section, for web applications, textfiles and scripts to manage them, email hacks, and the like.

My point is that since dividing a board like this up often creates separate (and sometimes exclusive) affinity groups, you want to try and carve the group at the joints.




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