Re-quoting Ann's post :
I do think this forum is as well organized as it can be. My only complain is that we are in one forum, with no sub-forums or categories. So threads are sorted by most recent posts, and we often forget about threads going on page 2, or even farer.
If we had categories, threads would be easier to find, being always at the same place, and some would not be lost.
It is so much easier to follow conversations, and have more threads without being lost. You could easily choose to ignore topics you're not interested about etc...
Now, trouble is, I'm sure we could do that.
This is why I wish there was an independant WC forum that we could module and handle totally on our own. But I guess so many of us have made this forum their home, that not many would want to start over.
Thank you for posting some suggestions. I'm willing to work on making the categories easier to locate but I doubt we're going to get sub-forums. There's only one USA Forum with sub-forums, LOCI and they were created years ago by a previous Admin. Since Admin is the only one who can create sub-forums, I could ask but I'm guessing there's a reason they haven't continued the practice.
I tried to sort the relevant threads into categories in the Index but it's not as good as it could be. A while back we were going to alphabetize the thread names within the categories. CathysOpinion did a lot of work on that and sent me an alphabetized index but I didn't post it yet hoping to alphabetize or rename the categories as well. There's no standard naming convention in place for threads and not everyone uses good judgment when naming a thread so that complicates the process. I haven't figured out the best way to do it yet. If you have suggestions for that, I'm all ears! If the Index was better organized, that would be helpful but there are other ways to sort the forum topics.
The forum has everal different viewing options available for members. There is a "View New Content" only button at the top right of the screen, sorting options at the bottom of the screen and options within your personal settings. If you choose to view more topics on a page, the "Page 2" issue would go away. There's also a linear option available. You might want to try them and you might find something to your liking.
These are the sorting options available at the bottom of the screen.
And these are in your personal settings:
Edited by LI_Ann, 05 May 2012 - 04:58 PM.