Forum Restructure

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blubyu Offline
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Post: #1
Any chance that just maybe we can stop moving the forums around so much? Every time I get used to where everything is somebody comes along and moves everything around.

althekiller Wrote:I like how this thread went from "specifically sound" to "overclocking." It was a good attempt guys, almost a thread that could be useful in the future.

I really miss althekiller :(
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Gamester17 Offline
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Post: #2
Sorry but one more change is coming soon on request from Team-XBMC developers:

* Merge all threads/posts from the "XBMC Live - Bug Discussion Forum" into the "XBMC Live - End-User Support (Help) Forum"
* Merge all threads/posts from the "XBMC for Linux - Bug Discussion Forum" into the "XBMC for Linux - End-User Support (Help) Forum"
* Merge all threads/posts from the "XBMC for Mac (and Apple TV) - Bug Discussion Forum" into the "XBMC for Mac (and Apple TV) - End-User Support (Help) Forum"
* Merge all threads/posts from the "XBMC for Windows - Bug Discussion Forum" into the "XBMC for Windows - End-User Support (Help) Forum"
* Merge all threads/posts from the "XBMC for Xbox - Bug Discussion Forum" into the "XBMC for Xbox - End-User Support (Help) Forum"
* Merge all threads/posts from the "Xbox hardware like: Harddrives, DVD-ROM and Media" forum into the "XBMC for Xbox - End-User Support (Help) Forum"

The idea behind that change is therefor to get rid of the separate bug discussion forums, and then use the support/help forums for bug discussion as well, (and use trac for all formal bug reports after more than one person first confirmed it in the forum, so that it is not just user error).

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
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Hitcher Offline
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Post: #3
Makes sense.
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midgetspy Offline
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Post: #4
While you're changing things, I have a suggestion:

There is a category "XBMC Media Center - End-User Support (Help) Forums" and inside it there are 5 sub forums:

XBMC Live - End-User Support (Help) Forum
XBMC for Linux - End-User Support (Help) Forum
XBMC for Mac (and Apple TV) - End-User Support (Help) Forum
XBMC for Windows - End-User Support (Help) Forum
XBMC for Xbox - End-User Support (Help) Forum

The "End-User Support (Help) Forum" in the titles of the sub forums seems redundant and makes it look very cluttered. Simple the OS name would be fine IMO.
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Gamester17 Offline
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midgetspy Wrote:The "End-User Support (Help) Forum" in the titles of the sub forums seems redundant and makes it look very cluttered. Simple the OS name would be fine IMO.
That is only redundant when browsing the forum 'manually' so to speak, it is however not redundant when using the search, getnew, and getdaily as then it is used to see which category the topic is posted in, without it it would not be possible to see the difference between something posted in the development forum from something posted in the end-user forum until one goes into the post, and as the community grows larger it will be impossible to for all of our developers to read every post in the forum so they have to heavily rely on those functions.

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
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