Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

If you have a suggestion for the forum, post your idea here with an appropriate poll and a fair time limit: the majority wins.

Split the tech forum into Talk and Help?

Poll ended at Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:16 pm

Yes (forum)
4
21%
Yes (sub-forum)
13
68%
No
2
11%
 
Total votes: 19

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Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Joe » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:16 pm

I know a lot of people get their tech news from El Reg but I quite often miss opportunities to discuss it because the tech forum is mostly full of queries and troubleshooting topics.

I propose we split the Tech forum into separate help and discussion forums, in order to generate a bit more activity. I'm sure part of the reason we merged them in the first place was because we thought there might be a lack of tech help questions, which has clearly turned out not to be a problem at all.

So.. yes or no?

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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Tinlad » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:17 pm

I agree.
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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Dan » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:23 pm

What about a tech talk sub-forum for support?

Given the relatively low volume of topics, I'm not convinced that we need a separate forum on the main page for support - it tends to look cluttered and confusing (especially to the newbies) imo.

@Joe - I also added a time limit to the poll (7 days) as it was previously never-ending. If you want to change it then feel free.

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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Ekona » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:37 pm

I say yes to the sub-forum. Good ideas, guys. 8)
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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Tinlad » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:39 pm

Yeah, sub-forum is probably a better idea at the moment.
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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Joe » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:39 pm

@Dan, I deliberately left it open just to give adequate time for everyone to vote, but you're right, it could be abused if left for too long.

Limited to 14 days.

Good idea about the sub-forum too ;)

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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Mr.Clark » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:48 pm

Yes. Why not?
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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Dan » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:15 pm

Joe wrote:Limited to 14 days.
Sounds good - how about also changing the options to:
No
Yes, new Forum
Yes, new Sub-Forum

(and letting people change their votes in light of that?)

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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Steve » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:43 pm

I don't really mind, but whatever.

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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Mr.Clark » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:49 pm

Dan wrote:how about also changing the options to:
No
Yes, new Forum
Yes, new Sub-Forum

(and letting people change their votes in light of that?)

How interesting. Looks like it couldn't change it without wiping the votes.

Sorry :oops:
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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Joe » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:52 pm

Maybe you should have let me make the decision instead of jumping in and doing it yourself.

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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Mr.Clark » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:53 pm

Maybe* I should

*Yes
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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Jezreel » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:53 pm

Vote hetero!

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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Joe » Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:30 am

Looks like the poll duration magically jumped back to 7 days again.

Ninja hax?

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Re: Should we split Tech Help and Tech Talk?

Postby Jezreel » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:54 pm

FFS NINJA'S! :x


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