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01-04-2012, 06:00 PM
RE: Resources [Sub]forum
I think a single forum with subforums might be better for narrowing results. But then, some things don't fit nicely into a single subject. Ugh, I don't know. I could argue with myself all day about it.
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01-04-2012, 06:23 PM
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Not a bad idea, it gets my Thumbsup

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01-04-2012, 06:48 PM
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I think it would be best as a full forum the number of things we might end up with references for is numerous enough, and among some of our members we could fill quite a few fields of information.

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01-04-2012, 06:54 PM
RE: Resources [Sub]forum
(01-04-2012 02:51 PM)kineo Wrote:  Inspired by KC's thread about a Christian Theology subforum, I found that I really liked the idea of having a place to go to where information is collected- a library of sorts. This could contain sections for Science, History, Theology, Sociology, Archaeology, and whatever else. I think Wikipedia is too broad, but linking to Wikipedia isn't a bad thing in my opinion. I realize that the information is out there for people to find, but locating it and keeping track of it is the difficulty.

I also am thinking that debate shouldn't take place in this forum, just references. But, maybe debate should take place on the legitimacy of the information being referenced.

Thoughts? Ideas? Is this pointless? Maybe you already know a place that does this better?
Interesting idea. Vastly more interesting and appropriate than a Christian theology sub-forum.

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01-04-2012, 09:45 PM
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(01-04-2012 06:54 PM)Chas Wrote:  Interesting idea. Vastly more interesting and appropriate than a Christian theology sub-forum.
Amen.

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02-04-2012, 06:35 AM
RE: Resources [Sub]forum
(01-04-2012 06:00 PM)kineo Wrote:  I think a single forum with subforums might be better for narrowing results. But then, some things don't fit nicely into a single subject. Ugh, I don't know. I could argue with myself all day about it.

You know what we need for this forum. A special classification system... The sub-forums need to be named properly according to Dr Trainwrecks system!

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02-04-2012, 07:59 AM
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Just my 2 cents on this. It touches on something I've been thinking about whilst doing the visualisations.

The problem as I see it is two fold -

1. Sometimes people ask questions or want to discuss a topic that could be enhanced by someone with specialist knowledge. However some of our specialists never venture out of the atheism & theism forum.

2.Most threads don't end up where they started - I mean that a thread that starts out as a legitimate science debate in the science forum will likely be a philosophy/comedy/biblical/creationism discussion by the end. I know this infuriates some members who may only want to discuss a specific category.

One solution might be to stop trying to catergorise the threads and forums and get the members to catergorise themselves. So I'm interested in history, atheism and theism and the casual coffee house. If every thread had a tag, my default forum view would only show the threads that have "history", "a+t" and "casusal".

Instead of a traditional forum layout, in my perfect wolrd, I have a 'feed' of the threads that have been tagged with my tags of interest. If for whatever reason somone wants my input on a forum, then they tag me and I see those threads too. We stop being a forum per se, and become an article based social network.

This way, we get specialist knowledge where it's needed and people see what they want to see. Sitting underneath it is the usual forum architecture and you can switch to a default view if you want it.

Everytime you create a catergory or sub catergory, you distill the content and make it harder for people with something valuable to say to find a platform on which to say it. I think we need to consider what's possible with the brain of deep thought and mybb...I'm pretty sure it could be (even more) amazing than it is now.

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02-04-2012, 03:15 PM
RE: Resources [Sub]forum
(02-04-2012 07:59 AM)Shannow Wrote:  Just my 2 cents on this. It touches on something I've been thinking about whilst doing the visualisations.

The problem as I see it is two fold -

1. Sometimes people ask questions or want to discuss a topic that could be enhanced by someone with specialist knowledge. However some of our specialists never venture out of the atheism & theism forum.

2.Most threads don't end up where they started - I mean that a thread that starts out as a legitimate science debate in the science forum will likely be a philosophy/comedy/biblical/creationism discussion by the end. I know this infuriates some members who may only want to discuss a specific category.

One solution might be to stop trying to catergorise the threads and forums and get the members to catergorise themselves. So I'm interested in history, atheism and theism and the casual coffee house. If every thread had a tag, my default forum view would only show the threads that have "history", "a+t" and "casusal".

Instead of a traditional forum layout, in my perfect wolrd, I have a 'feed' of the threads that have been tagged with my tags of interest. If for whatever reason somone wants my input on a forum, then they tag me and I see those threads too. We stop being a forum per se, and become an article based social network.

This way, we get specialist knowledge where it's needed and people see what they want to see. Sitting underneath it is the usual forum architecture and you can switch to a default view if you want it.

Everytime you create a catergory or sub catergory, you distill the content and make it harder for people with something valuable to say to find a platform on which to say it. I think we need to consider what's possible with the brain of deep thought and mybb...I'm pretty sure it could be (even more) amazing than it is now.
I like the idea of the tag system, though I don't know exactly how or on which level to implement. New threads could inherit a tag from it's forum. Every post would probably need to have it's own tags and subsequent posts would inherit tags from the original post or the post being replied to. The inherited tags can be removed before submitting the post and would be mostly for ease of use.

The thread would generate it's tags using a combination of all post tags in the thread and weighted by number of occurrences/number of posts.

Would entering tags become a requirement of posting? I suppose since it inherits tags from somewhere as a default starting position requiring posts to have tags wouldn't matter.

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03-04-2012, 03:04 AM
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(02-04-2012 03:15 PM)DeepThought Wrote:  Would entering tags become a requirement of posting? I suppose since it inherits tags from somewhere as a default starting position requiring posts to have tags wouldn't matter.


Don't ask me mate, I just come up with ridiculous ideas and then expect you to be able to transform my brain farts into reality!

I think entering tags would have to be mandatory. Also it would be cool to tag users...so if I had a question about forum architecture itself, I could tag you in the post so that you see it.

More brain farts - We get users to flag thier interests through thier profiles and then they see posts relevent to thier interests (based on tags) at the top of thier feed and other posts further down, along with posts they've subscribed to etc.

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03-04-2012, 11:58 AM
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I really like these ideas. Big Grin
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