outlawed wrote:Skimmed this thread and from a design standpoint I don't see people asking the right questions about why and when to have subforums instead of just 1 single forurm for a site. The purposes of of having subforums is to filter off conversation so one place isn't flooded. If a site has 100 users you don't make 15 different subforums just to categorize posts.
You need to look at the metrics of post activity. If there is not high traffic it's better to have one larger encompassing subforum so it actually has activity and people are aware of new posts. This also makes moderation easier.
I did gather some activity metrics, they're rough, but it gave me an idea of general activity in each sub/forum.
Kinda like with the editing program forums, there may still be some merit in keeping Footage Help and Compression, Encoding, and Converting separate. I can see the sense in just merging them both though.
Video Hardware is slow (always has been), but I think merging it with Footage Help & Compression, Encoding, and Converting would be a bit awkward. The first one is Hardware, the last two are software.