I was talking about how to make an effective search system for the posts created on a forum I was on, and I got linked here. Since it’s probably better to talk to the developers, I’m okay with that.
I spoke about having multiple layers of sub-categories in order to find answers without searching, if you are able to understand what you are looking for, then you will be able to use the structure with ease, and many people come to forums because they have the same interests or issues, if we have hundreds of posts with basically the same question, how are you to find out the answer if the titles are all different and only one holds the solution? Sub-categories is my proposition, but when I stated it, I got the answer that the platform is limited to two layers and not multiple of 3-5 that I was talking about.
Is it difficult to add in the feature to unlock multilayered categories.
Ex. AMD >> GPU >> VM >> PASS-THROUGH >> AMD RX580 or RX5600 XT etc.
nVIDIA >> GPU >> DRIVERS >> OS/DISTRO >> RTX2060 etc.
nVIDIA >> GPU >> ISSUES & FIXES >> OS/DISTRO >> GEFORCE GTX1080 etc.
The words in bold are the forum structure, this is me being innovative with future proofing and using less resources, also newbies can probably find what they are looking for faster and mostly without searching, I was mostly thinking of the possibility of having up to 5 layers instead of 2 for forums & intuitive learning, like if you activate that something is fixed it then switches from a “NEED SOLUTION” layer to a “GOT SOLUTION” layer, so that you could flicker through solved problems and learn about how to fix them if you ever got in that kind of problem. I also think that Discourse would future proof their forum base if this was added. Devs and creators work so that others can reap what they have sown, and the time put in gets real value when it’s used by many and also gets a reputation for the most complex functionality. ;D
That’s all from me. I want to test out making my own forum btw, for the lulz. How can I do that? I’m going to check. Thanks on beforehand though!