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New forum structure 2018

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#1

Hey everybody, after a year-long process we have put the restructuring of the Fairphone Forum into action. Below you will find the new forum structure in list form together with the respective #about topics. Please consult these for further information about the categories. :slight_smile:

New forum structure

Screenshot of https://forum.fairphone.com/categories


Is the forum broken or was there data loss?
Who invented that structure and design? .....and why?
Who invented that structure and design? .....and why?
#2

#3

I have been away for a while and VERY confused with this structure. Where are the threads about alternative OS, Lineage OS in particular gone ? Am I missing something or are we know asked to use tags ? This would in my opinion a bad choice because with the ability to add and create tags searching becomes terribly complicated compared to a range of meaningful given categories.


#4

Yes, #lineageos is now a tag and you can search within a tag (e.g. here) just like you can search within a category.


#5

Is there a way to make the tags more visible? I think a lot of people don’t know about them (I also forget they exist sometimes). When I start typing lineageos in the search bar the tag does not come up, only when I type a # in front of it. If you don’t know about them they are a bit hard to find I think.


#6

There is a discourse feature to add a tag dropdown on the various topics lists like they have on meta.discourse. I am advocating for adding it for a long time…

PS:

It does. But tags come up on the bottom, after topics and users:


#7

It looks conventient on meta.discourse. What were the reasons against it? Maybe with the new structure this feature should be considered again (as tags are now probably more important)?


#8

Good question. I moved the discussion to the public forum as in the staff category it was met with silence:


#9

I was away from the forum some time, I got my newsletter but I didn’t recognize the massive change in the forum. :scream_cat:
It’s not intuitive, not logic to ME. Don’t take me wrong: It’s a mess. IMHO
no differentiation between software and hardware, all in on FP2 category
I have no glue how to handle that forum.:cry:


#10

Here is some glue: :wink:

And now, do your homework and read up on the New forum structure 2018! :grin:

PS.: The topic was pinned globally on the forum for about 2 months, so it must really have been some time since your last visit.


Who invented that structure and design? .....and why?
#11

The distinction between software and hardware made no sense.
If you need help it doesn’t really matter to you whether it’s a software or a hardware issue (nor might you be able to determine that) - all you want is to get help. Now there is one place for that only segmented by device.


#12

Ha, Ha…:roll_eyes::face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#13

Sorry, I had my funny pants on. Don’t be angry with me. :blush:


#14

All OK! I only have to get used to the “new” layout and structure.:wink: