Re: Please use the 'Temporary Chat Section' for now
Hi all, just another quick update.
My original intention was to simplify the forums as the new forum software has good tagging functionality, so rather than have lots and lots of categories, we'd simply have categories for thread types
and then make use of tags.
So instead of categories/sections like these:
- Home & DIY
- Food & Drink
- Your recipes
- Money Saving Tips
- Finance & Banking
- Diet & Nutrition
- Exercise & Fitness
- General Health
...and about 50 more!
We were going to simply have:
- In the News
- Just for fun
And then just use tags to classify threads - so if a thread was about Brexit, it would be tagged `brexit`, if a thread was about gardening, it would be tagged `gardening`, if a thread was about cars it would be tagged `cars`, etc.
The good thing about this is that this would make it easy to 'mute' threads about certain topics (as you just mute that tag) however this made the forum look quite bland and also more difficult to browse wider topics (while it would be easy to browse topics about say 'dogs' or 'brexit', it would be less easy to browse threads about all pets or all political threads) so I am currently experimenting with different categories/sections.
This means things are taking a bit longer than expected - sorry! Hopefully it will be worth it tho....