Bruce wrote:I personally have nothing against pen turning, but it does not interest me in the least. I wonder what percentage of SS users would have an interest in such a thing. You could post a poll if you wanted to know. Then SS would have some numbers to use to make their decision on creating another forum. I do believe we need more forums, but having too many would be worse than too few, if you ask me.
I don't diagree with you at all. Your comment only adds to the reason for adding additional categories (not forums). Additional categories allow you, me and the other participants in this SS forum to read and reply to those areas we are interested in. It also eliminates our having to wade through the topics we have no interest in. I'm not trying to add to the complexity of this site, I am merely attempting to get some additional topics added so we can more adequately support the needs of the users of this forum.
I am the webmaster for numerous websites and am fully aware of the overhead and effort it takes to maintain forums and to tailor them to the needs of the individual users. It's true you can't possibly address all issues and desires of every user but, oversimplifying a forum by only having a few categories or topics only adds to the frustrations users have when looking for information.
I'll close by simply asking two questions:
- What is the purpose of the SS Forum?
- If the users can't easily find the information they need or are looking for, then what good is the forum?