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Post by Dictator » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:46 am

I think these three forums in computing sections should have its own News thread. It's hard enough for me to find an article or a post where I want to find it again. For example, T-Bone posted Hyper-Threading link. It took me a while to find it. It'll be more organized and easy to find news/articles/links in few threads, instead of mutliple threads.

The example:
Hardware forum:
Hardwares News - or can break down in parts like Motherboard, Video, etc

Software News or break down in parts like Firefox.

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BSD news, etc

Get the idea?
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:09 am

use search and display as posts. :P

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Post by Dictator » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:19 am

Doesn't help much. In the FreeBSD 5.4 thread, you posted the link said ht. In that thread, there's no mention of 'hyper threading', but only 'hyper-threading'. The search isn't useful if nobody post right keyword which I'm looking for and the search is picky with keywords. :-? ;)

Not to mention that Hyper-Threading isn't about FreeBSD, but about any OS which use it. :P
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Post by boat » Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:57 am

okies, so what initial ones would ya think/want? :?: :)

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Post by Dictator » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:08 pm

Well, I'm not sure how to implement the idea. If there's many posts about same subject in many different threads, then it, at least, can be put in the same thread. Thus create a new thread for future posts on same subject. I don't think we have to move old posts to new threads. ;)
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:21 pm

i think every topic in here has had at least one ot posting so i don't see how new topics will help. :lol:
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Post by boat » Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:34 pm

shoot, now that i think about it (assuming im thinking on the same page as u), theres no way to classify each post as far as the "News" flag...only the lead post can be flagged as "News"... :-?

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Post by Dictator » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:55 am

boat wrote:shoot, now that i think about it (assuming im thinking on the same page as u), theres no way to classify each post as far as the "News" flag...only the lead post can be flagged as "News"... :-?
It doesn't have to be a 'News' thread. I just wanted to see more organization in computing sections. We have several topics about firefox and freebsd all over place and there's some good articles/links in them. I thought if we put them in right place then new visitors may be interested to read them. Heck, there are good posts somewhere and I want to find it. I can use search but I just need to know right keyword to find them. :-?

T-Bone: I didn't say OT. I don't mind if there's jokes or wisecracks as OT. If there's a topic about FreeBSD, then some people discuss about Windows for about 10 posts in FreeBSD topic then that's way OT. Anyway, I'm trying to suggest some organization to this forum. But never mind.
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Post by boat » Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:44 am

now now, dont get perturbed :P ;) the point of having a discussion is to discuss an issue. it seems like we're all thinking on different ends of the spectrum here :oops: :lol: :P

thinkin bout it some more, the news catergories could work and/or at least help some...otherwise there would probably have to be individual forums for the stuff u mentioned (motherboard forum, mozilla forum, freebsd forum, windows forum, etc)...but individual forums might be a lil too extreme :?:

werk wif meh here :P :drinking: ;)

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Post by Dictator » Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:02 am

No, not individual forums. THREADS. :P

But like I said, never mind.
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Post by boat » Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:04 am

Dictator wrote:No, not individual forums. THREADS. :P

But like I said, never mind.
so create news topics for the items to be flagged? okies, what news cats to start off with? :P ;)

*edit: re-reading ur first post...u mean like straight up/standalone "news" forums w/in the, say, computing forum, just devoted to news items?

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:23 pm

i'm not sure dic knows how phpbb is set up. just as a clarification, using this bb as the example...

categories: NME News & Info, General news & Info, Computing, ....

forums: (under computing) Hardware, Software, Nixs (under nme news & info) NME news, East Coast Stuff, Area 57, ....

inside each forum is a chit load of topics/discussions.

hope this helps.
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Post by Dictator » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:56 pm

No, you guys got it wrong, but then I'm terrible at explaining. English isn't my native language, so, my apologies if I get you guys confused. :-?

What we see now.
Forum:
Hardware
Software
Nixs

Threads under Hardware:
--need new motherboard
--My video sux

Thread under Software
--Firefox is released
--Firefox bugs

Thread under Nix
--FreeBSD 5.4 is out!
--How do I install FreeBSD?

Topic and Thread are same thing but I believe the word, topic, is too broad.

Now, back to this topic. I know I chose a poor title for this thread. My main point is that I would like to see some posts to belong to right thread.

Let me use FreeBSD 5.4 thread as an example:
We discuss about new release, 5.4 then a poster posted a link about Hyper-Threading which isn't about FreeBSd but about Operating Systems in general. Then other posters discussed about Hyper-threading then one or two posts talked about FreeBSD then to Hyper-Threading. It's like going back and forward. What I was saying before, that kind of topic is bit off from FreeBSD 5.4 thread and should have its own new thread.

Therefore, the example would be:
--FreeBSD 5.4
--Hyper-Threading vulnerable in OS's.

I shouldn't have said News thread in the title. So, just forget everything I was talking about. Nothing more to say.
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:53 pm

welp, anyone can create a new thread so what you're saying is for everyone to think twice before posting, create a new thread when needed and to stop friggin posting off topic. ;) :lol:

personally if i don't know which thread to post to, i put it under "top 5 posters". :rofl: :P
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