[RFC|Rejected] Create new topic from index & sforum list on new topic

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[RFC|Rejected] Create new topic from index & sforum list on new topic

Post by ecwpa » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:17 am

My apologies if the title doesn't sound clear enough.

This RFC consist of two things:

I think users' idea for a topic should be first, not the category. How do I know where it fits if my topic doesn't exist yet? What if I end up talking more about other topic than my first idea? I would need to copy and paste all of it in other subforum.

So my suggestion is:

1. Let users create a new topic directly from the forum index, or anywhere really. This would incentivate participation right away.

2, Let users change the subforum chosen even if you're coming from viewforum. That would be in a form of a select combobox.

These could be two very valuable usuability changes, I think.
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Re: [RFC] Create new topic from index & sforum list on new t

Post by DavidIQ » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:13 am

Sounds like an interesting idea but I think it will just lead to posts being created in the wrong forum. If a user is too lazy or doesn't have time to be looking through a long list of forums and sub forums (think xda Developers Forums) to find the appropriate forum for their topic then such a feature will just make it easier for them to chose a forum at random.

Might be better as an extension IMO.
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Re: [RFC] Create new topic from index & sforum list on new t

Post by naderman » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:02 am

The dropdown selection for the forum might actually help as someone who's read a forum and then wants to post might not necessarily remember that there was a subforum somewhere more suitable than the one he's in right now.

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Re: [RFC] Create new topic from index & sforum list on new t

Post by nickvergessen » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:27 am

Sounds like an interesting Extension
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Re: [RFC] Create new topic from index & sforum list on new topic

Post by psoTFX » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:02 pm

Yes, as per Nick

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Re: [RFC|Rejected] Create new topic from index & sforum list on new topic

Post by naderman » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:38 pm

Moved to rejected RFCs.

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