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Possible change for future

Post by sfws » Thu 26 Mar 2020 5:05 pm

The new forum structure seems to be working well

I have had one more thought ... The old cumulus 1 forum had sub-forums for each type of weather station to separate out the different Cumulus 1 questions. It might be that in future, people would find it useful to split up the current MX queries by which operating system people are using. I have noted that David is repeating himself in answers to a few topics about Windows specific queries, and repetition could happen for Linux and OS X in the future.

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Re: Possible change for future

Post by freddie » Thu 26 Mar 2020 5:36 pm

sfws wrote:
Thu 26 Mar 2020 5:05 pm
people would find it useful to split up the current MX queries by which operating system people are using
This suggestion was made by another user (Hansr, I think), and David and I had pondered it. What we decided at that time was that many changes had already been made, so we were going to let things settle for a bit before revisiting further change suggestions. I think your suggestion will be near (if not at) the top of that list.
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Re: Possible change for future

Post by water01 » Thu 26 Mar 2020 6:00 pm

I would agree but with nearly 2000 topics in the Mx 2 forums I wouldn't want to do this retrospectively as that is a mammoth task and one if we did it could take considerable time.

Also how far do you take it. Since MX was released we have had windows 7/8/8+ and 10 and there are myriad number of Linux/Unix Versions ( Ubuntu, Raspbian, Debian, Mint (etc.) all with at least 2 releases and MAC OS has had 2/3 releases, but thankfully there are not many of those queries. Mono is also moving into Android systems so we could potentially see mobile phones and we have already seen people running on NAS based Linux systems that support Mono.

We just need to be careful otherwise we will make the Forum very difficult to navigate and Post to and an Admin/moderator nightmare.
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Re: Possible change for future

Post by freddie » Thu 26 Mar 2020 6:27 pm

water01 wrote:
Thu 26 Mar 2020 6:00 pm
I would agree but with nearly 2000 topics in the Mx 2 forums I wouldn't want to do this retrospectively as that is a mammoth task and one if we did it could take considerable time.

Also how far do you take it.
I would argue that the differentiator between the operating systems is whether .Net or Mono is the underlying software abstraction layer (common language runtime - or CLR). So if it was completely down to me I would have subforums for Windows and Unix (MacOS is derived from Unix, as is Linux and Android). Regarding the retrospective changes - I am happy to do this over a period of time. During this period of time the original MX forum could be locked so that new posts would need to be in the new subforum. Also, I would have a third subforum called "generic" (or similar), as not all posts will be architecture-specific.
water01 wrote:
Thu 26 Mar 2020 6:00 pm
We just need to be careful otherwise we will make the Forum very difficult to navigate and Post to and an Admin/moderator nightmare.
I completely agree, but do think this is a worthwhile split.
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Re: Possible change for future

Post by sfws » Thu 26 Mar 2020 8:57 pm

water01 wrote:
Thu 26 Mar 2020 6:00 pm
I wouldn't want to do this retrospectively
I was not expecting water01 (or Freddie) to read old posts and do a retrospective move operation. My thought would keep existing structure, but add Mono and .NET sub-forums as option for future posts IF we see that many answers are repeating points relevant to one or other, so similar posts would be kept together.

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