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thorax
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Design Issues in Message Systems

Postby thorax » Thu May 08, 2003 6:40 pm

Is it a good idea to have a message system that
does not seek to categorize topics.. I've wondered
about this, it makes every message anyone post as having a
total value of a week's viewing, then it disappears never to
be revisted, but often the message is repeated over and over..
Has anyone thought about a categorization system for past-topics?
Like a way of archiving discussion categorically.. We could use recurring
unique words as the basis for discovering the topics and create
a side-menu showing the various topics.. Or when someone replies to a
message, they can categorize the specific area where the message applies.

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Postby Money_YaY! » Fri May 09, 2003 2:54 am

I second that motion.
and find a way to reduce the amount of sub message sections.

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Postby theeth » Fri May 09, 2003 3:33 am

how about using the search function instead...

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Postby matt_e » Fri May 09, 2003 4:14 am

I'd suggest you direct these suggestions at www.phpbb.org since we're just using an installation of phpBB on this site. And unless anyone volunteers to code us a better replacement of phpBB, then that's what will continue to be used ;) Interesting ideas though - I can imagine it might end up a bit more like a wiki.

And I thought I'd categorise this in blender3d/blender.org feedback, just for fun! :twisted:


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