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too many sections?

Postby nick on Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:19 am

Alistair,

You mentioned that you wanted coffeed to be fairly limited member's-numbers-wise. I'm wondering that if this is true, and the forum won't be crawling with hundreds of members, maybe there are too many sections.

Not that it's any sort of model at all :wink:, but the reason we have just one section on the BGA board (and for that matter, the Roasters Guild board) is to limit the number of mouse clicks you have to make to get to the content.

Just my feedback... the sections could be consolidated down to just the main categories of: coffee, grinding, machine, and barista... with a brief summary of the sorts of topics to be contained within. My clicking finger hurts when I come to coffeed. :oops:
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Postby malachi on Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:52 am

I like clicking.
And I like structure.
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Postby Alistair Durie on Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:10 am

yup, i'm feeling it. have already paired it down a little, combined the brewing section the other day, and will probably combine the machine section also. as things grow i can always break them open again. i would like to see topic section specific once there is a larger database of messages.
i will also add a new posts feature that will show the last 10-20 posts listed in quick title form, this will cut down on navigation.

i am a compulsive clicker so i don't have too much trouble ;o)
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Postby Alistair Durie on Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:47 pm

total reworking, how does that look?
forums dropped: barista tools and synesso (0 posts)
combined sections into 2 topics [coffee] and [espresso].
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Postby SL28ave on Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:58 pm

I like the new structure (especially "origins and roasting")!
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Postby tonx on Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:41 pm

i mostly surf this forum via the "view new posts since last visit link" or by peeking at the latest post dates.

It might be handy if the main page put the categories in order of most recent activity.
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Postby Jimmy Oneschuk on Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:14 pm

I didn't mind the organization. It was quite logical.

I also miss the Synesso section!!
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Postby PureArabica on Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:25 pm

that was quite the clean up.
like it
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Postby Alistair Durie on Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:51 pm

the 2 espresso grinder and 2 machine sections have been merged.
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