Need ideas for the splitting of Hardware Forum - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Techist Forum Information > Forum Admin, Announcements & Feedback
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-12-2005, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

\_(ツ)_/
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,302
Default Need ideas for the splitting of Hardware Forum

Yes, the splitting of the Hardware Forum is a definate, but right now the powers that be (they know who they are) want suggestions and feedback as to how it should be split up, and why it should be split up that way.

I'm going to paste up some of the suggestions put forth in two or three threads. Read 'em, and give the Admins your honest take and suggestions.

Quote:
I think that we should find a way to split up the Hardware Zone into 2 or more separate areas so that more questions get answered.

Edit: I thought about it some more. Maybe there could be a section for hardware problems, one for advice on buying new hardware, and a general section on new and upcoming hardware.
Quote:
Actually, it should be split into "Video Cards" and "CPUs" and "Other Hardware." There should definately be a video card section, since thats what half of the hardware section threads are about.
Quote:
Maybe 3 sections:
1)CPUs and Motherboards
2)Video Cards and Monitors/Displays
3)All other components (PSU, RAM, Cases...)
Quote:
Subject is better. ("buying/building", "Troubleshooting", "New Tech/Neat-Stuff")
Quote:
i think that cpu and cpu related should be one, hard disk related another, and perhaps video cards another then miscelanious.
Quote:
Keep a general forum for the oddball questions, as well as for those who are too lazy/intellectually callenged to actually look for/realize that there are sub-forums.

Split off a couple of sub-forums, like Video (includes graphic cards, video problems, monitors, etc.), CPU/Cooling, maybe Hard Drive/Memory/Motherboard (or not).

The main thing would be to cull the straight questions from the "What's wrong with my computer, I'm a noob" type posts.
Quote:
Okay...how about...



Video (Graphics cards, video problems monitoirs, etc)

CPU/Cooling/Power (CPUs, cooling, PSUs, etc)

Other components (Memory, motherboards, hard drives, etc)

Building/Buying (Advice on putting together computers, choosing components, purchasing computers, etc)

What's wrong with my computer? (For computer problems you can't place anywhere else...keep virus/spyware/software issues in their appropriate forums, not here)

Other (General discussion, or strange queries)

Archive (A read-only place where we'll stick all the hardware threads past three or so pages in our current hardware place, we could sort the more recent threads into the new subcatagores...)
Quote:
I'd prefer breking the catergories into company based forums, spefically AMD/Intel and nVidia/ATI. People get so worked up over who is "better" that I feel it'd be a good idea to seperate them to keep the "fanboys" apart more effectively. Apart from that you could simply have a general hardware forum which can have everything else shoved into.

I always wouldn't mind having some non-forum oriented content written up since it grows repetetive answering the same questions. I can write some should you be in favour of this idea.
Quote:
For the Archive, how about setting if for anything that has been inactive for 60 or 90 days?
Quote:
I wouldn't mind having a seperate hardware "news" forum for posting topics of that kind. I know we have a general news forum but I've always just posted hardware news in the hardware forum since I feel it's more appropriate and will spark more interest, and others have as well.
Quote:
Lumping together mobos, sound, drives, and RAM does souns like a solid idea, though.
Quote:
CPUs, Motherboards and RAM - These three parts are basically dependent on one another and interlinking and I think they'd go well together.

Video - I think video cards warrant their own forum simply because they seem to be discussed the most, and so many threads get hijacked with the neverending company argument we can at least keep most of the flames limited to one forum. It'd make easier policing as well.

Periphirals - You can shove anything else that isn't covered above in here, once you get past the above four topics nothing else really gets much coverage and breaking it up would probably lead to a lot of inactive forums. I also don't want to split up everything too much since it can get a bit ridiculous.

As for PC building, we do have an overclocking, PC building and case modding forum already, but all of those topics are so different that I wouldn't mind splitting them up as well.

I also support the idea of a "content" forum where people can post articles and news or anything else than isn't a question per say.
Please notice that I did not acknowledge who made what contribution, or where it came from. This was done on purpose. This site is owned by an individual, but we all make it our own each and every day. This is to be a group effort, not someone dictating to the masses.

Take ownership and give your input!
__________________

__________________


My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR3 1600 - 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win10 Ent 64-bit - Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard


R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 07-12-2005, 10:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
 
TheMajor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177
Default

Great ideas!
__________________

__________________
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Old 07-12-2005, 11:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
Memberbot
 
Elbatrop1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4,057
Default

Wow! My hardware section splitting suggestion came this far!

Anyways, I was thinking about how to split it up:

1)Problems

Because some problems that have similar symptoms might be caused by different pieces of hardware. If we have a forum that is for motherboard problems, we might get posts about RAM problems, etc.
Also, this will be easy to find for our single-posting members who are just looking for advice about one problem.

2)Buying new hardware

Basically a place for someone to come in and say, "I have blah blah computer, and I want a new vid card. Which one should I get?" Just a place to ask for suggestions on getting new hardware for a computer.

3)Hardware News/New Hardware

Well, this is pretty self explanitory. If we could get an RSS feed, that would be great. I am not sure if VB supports RSS feeds, though.
__________________

Intel E6750...........PSN: ELBATROP
XFX nForce 650i Ultra
Patriot PC2-6400 8GB (4x2GB)
eVGA 9800GT
36GB WD Raptor
120GB SG
1TB SG
Logitech X-530
Samsung SyncMaster 931c
Samsung SyncMaster 750s
Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Elbatrop1 is offline  
Old 07-13-2005, 12:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
 
TheMajor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177
Default

I'm sure there's an RSS mod somewhere.
__________________
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Old 07-13-2005, 08:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default

I think we should have a seperate "hardware problems" section, but to have "news" and "buying new stuff" in one forum, since the people buying new stuff would make more use of knowing what new technologies are out or coming out
__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 07-13-2005, 10:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
Him
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,190
Send a message via AIM to Him Send a message via Yahoo to Him
Default

We should have it similar to XS, their layout is pretty good. Go into the hardware forum, and than have sub forums in that for Video CArds, Motherboards, Memory, PSU's, etc.... That would be the best way IMO.
Him is offline  
Old 07-13-2005, 11:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
Field Engineer
 
SHAWN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,697
Send a message via AIM to SHAWN
Default

I would love to mod one of the new forums
__________________
A+, Network + , HP Certified Tech and MCP

Specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1095T, Asus M477TD, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 1T, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, ATi HD4650, W7, 27" HL272 Monitor
SHAWN is offline  
Old 07-13-2005, 11:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
Him
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,190
Send a message via AIM to Him Send a message via Yahoo to Him
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by SHAWN
I would love to mod one of the new forums
Wouldnt we all...
Him is offline  
Old 07-13-2005, 03:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,286
Default

i like this one, it'll be the most efficient :
Quote:
Subject is better. ("buying/building", "Troubleshooting", "New Tech/Neat-Stuff")
__________________
Samsung QX410 notebook <-- lol, I'm always on the go these days :(
pc_boy is offline  
Old 07-13-2005, 08:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

\_(ツ)_/
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,302
Default

After a bit of reflection, I would like to propose the following:

Troubleshooting/"What's wrong with my computer?"
- This one should be the first option, as most who come here post their problem in the Hardware forum anyway. This should be a place where people come to get help for their computer woes (but the mods will have to shuttle software ills to the appropriate forums).

Video/Graphics- This dual topic seems to carry a lot of baggage. Many have vid card woes, and others have displey problems. Having it second would give it a bit of visiblity, and hopefully people will see it and figure out what it is for.

Building/Buying Advice- I thought about including this one, but there is already a forum that covers building a rig. And buying questions should be placed in the subforum that covers the topic.

CPU/Motherboards/RAM- These three form the technological trinity of computing, and thus should be highlighted all on their own. Buying advice, as well as comparisons and comments would be posted here, as well as questions that relate to them.

Odds & Ends- A catch-all for anything that does not fit in the other topics. This could be used to post new hardware that is coming out (yes, we have a forum for that, but it seems to be mainly about Gmail invites).

Anyway, that's what I see right now.
__________________

__________________


My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR3 1600 - 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win10 Ent 64-bit - Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard


R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.