Split up the subject discussion threads

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Echo Mande
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Split up the subject discussion threads

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I suggest splitting up the various XXX discussions threads into separate subforums with perhaps a general discussions subforum per forum. Grouping things in subject threads makes it IMO impossible to really keep track of things and you know, discuss them.
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I was planning to wait a while, until the news forum has been re-populated with most of the old threads (which shouldn't be long now). And then, in the first post of each main subject thread, provide links to each sub-topic, so they're easier to find and keep track of. Same will be done for country or region-specific threads – I'll create a main stickified thread with links.

I think having so many sub-sections for "news" might detract somewhat from the main theme of our site, which is the future. Well, if we did that, perhaps the sub-forums could be made viewable only within the news forum, instead of visible on the front page (if you see what I mean?).
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^In a manner similar to the SomethingAwful forums
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There'd be some topics overlapping, though.

Electric vehicles would fall under both Energy/Environmental and Transport/Infrastructure, for example. Warp drives would fall under both Space and Physics. So we'd have to decide where best to put each thread.

But the more I think about this, the more these sub-forums make sense. It would certainly make browsing easier. And I greatly value readers' feedback – so if that's what most people want, then that's what we'll have. :)

I'll work on the new sections this weekend.
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