When I go to a Forum
When I select a subject or subsubjectWhen the results are more than 5 pages
For what it's worth, it gets my vote.
I was surprised at the lack of subforums etc when I came here.
Searching works to an extent but sometimes you just want to browse around a particular subject XML, Layouts, calculatiuons, scripts, data management, general database design, good practice, etc.
Thank you both for the suggestion.
We are always considering/debating this topic.
FileMaker is a pretty complex subject, and in our attempts to find sub-topics that make good sense to the very wide range of FileMaker customers, we have found it to be a tough nut to crack. There are many, many different approaches (features, goals, solution types, technologies, blah, blah, blah), but we haven't found the perfect set yet.
Do you have any suggestions on how you'd like to see it?
A known issues forum much like in the Bento forums would be great. Subforums may be good but at times I do like the simplicity of just larger generalized forums so I am torn on that subject.
I disagree.. I feel the way the forum is now is best, using too many sub-categories over complicates things.
Imagine having the following :
Where would you post a question which related to using a setting a variable with a calculation, from within a script which affects something on the layout ?
For browsing, it would make it a nightmare if you ask me, its just easier to look through page by page.
At the moment, bugs and requests for help are being posted in feedback etc etc, just image what more sub-categories would do !
What the forum really needs is moderators to move posts around to the correct sections and possibly a sing sub-category to display a 'copy' of the most common questions.
Just look at recently how many different posts exist regarding 'the file cannot be shared... another user is already sharing'
That could simply exist in 1 'moderator managed' solved sub-category.
Likewise, if something turns out to be a bug, it could be moved to the bug section, with a link where the original topic was (set to expire in 14 days) for example.
This is common for a lot of forums...
Thanks for the ideas. We will keep them in the mix as we consider the next steps for the forum.
FileMaker is a pretty complex subject, and in our attempts to find sub-topics that make good sense to the very wide range of FileMaker customers, we have found it to be a tough nut to crack.
At least have a Known Issues section like Mr. Vodka says and like many here have been asking now for quite some time.
I know that PhilModJunk has been working on this for a little while. We'll probably tie in to his efforts to make something like this happen.