Originally Posted by Crysalis
I'm not sure I see why It has to be something "supported"... adding a subforum isn't hard... and its not any extra work after its been made. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but... not so much understanding. My theory is "Just do it"... if doesn't work, "undo". If anything, its more ad revenue....
It isnt that simple. With the SEO in place, by "Just doing it" we could in fact mess up our page ranks on search engines because we have added a new sub-forum which was not previously classified. Which would then cause the SEO for such a sub-forum to possibly cause the SEO for the rest of the site to go haywire.
While it is extreme that this would happen, (the page ranks messed up for the rest of the forum) it is still something that has to be considered. Larry has put a lot of time and a lot of effort into optimizing the SEO for the site. which is why we have a URL of Tech-forum and a site heading as Computer Forums. It allows for the SEO to broaden the range during searches. For not only Tech but Computer as well.
The site is a lot larger than most. The just do it attitude can not be used. It has to be thought out, it has to be planned out. It has to be considered if it is worth doing, not because a few people want it, but because it is something that would in fact benefit the site.
I mean after all this is a Tech-Forum. Photography is about the picture. It is about the moment of time that you captured and want to share with the world. How is that really tech related?
Yes you can argue that the camera used or how the images was photochopped. But it is still about the image itself. About how you captured that image, how your present that image. That is not really Techy. That is artsy.
Like i said i have no issue doing it, but i will not just do it or do it cause a few people want it. If that is the case then every suggestion would be implemented without discussion and the site would not be what it is today.
You must forgive me with that statement. As i said AFTER that. It wasnt meant to be a slap or anything. It is just how i felt at the time. My head is still going in circles. But this isnt the first time that some people on the staff have put their support behind something like this just to get it done. The previously mentioned sub-forum additions, look at who put their name into the hat on that one, look at the results. It isnt hard to see that the same type of behavior is kinda expected as well. Which is why i spoke my mind and said that. Cause i see the same pattern that i have seen 2 previous times now.