Topics in BOLD ?
Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:03 AM
It doesn't seem to coincide with the topic perceived public importance or popularity. And it should! Most forums disallow topic starters to select bold or capital fonts for topic titles. I've seen some of the most stupid thread titles printed in bold, and real jewel titles hardly notable despite huge number of readers.
OR, if one sees a topic in bold, it simply means the member didn't read it entirely or some posts from it? Or new posts were added to the thread after the last user login or presence on the forum? If later is true, there should also be a way to differentiate most popular topics as well.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:38 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:21 PM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:28 PM
Another thing that draws attention is the need to have a mechanism to access quality of any new Tutorial before its allowed to be posted or indefinitely kept in Tutorials section. Currently just about anyone can call his post a TUTORIAL, even if it addresses an issue that didn't exist, and is of notably low quality. Later forum participants are faced with the dilemma, what this piece of sh..t is actually about... May be the way to address the issue is to count for user acceptance or topic popularity: once several forum members clicked on LIKE THIS within a certain initial period after new thread appeared in Tutorials section, it may be allowed to remain in that section and be called a Tutorial?
As an example, I'd reference a so called Tutorial, left by a first time poster: I qualify it as unverified Tip or Trick to solving a problem that might not exist. Not sure if it addresses a real problem, but the way it does raises questions whether a high threshold was met to call it a Tutorial. May be the right to post Tutorials can be obtained after publishing a set number of regular posts (that someone marked as LIKE THIS)? In other words, a set number of positive pear reviews of previous publications would allow to earn the right to post Tutorials, meaning quality material most other members can learn something from. I wonder if for less valuable input "TIPS and TRICKS" section can be the right place where available.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:33 PM
Things are kept simple, good tutorials eventually stand out from the crowd based on their own merit, no need for moderation intervention or filtering.
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 10:04 AM
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