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Author Topic: Explanation of Changes to Board Areas  (Read 298 times)

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Explanation of Changes to Board Areas
« on: February 26, 2018, 06:45:55 pm »
I did some content curation this evening. I believe the board will be more attractive to old members who should come back, current members, and possible new members, by creating broad but extremely specific subject matter areas.

In other words Brother Unix believes we had too MANY sections, but I went and added EVEN MOAR SECTIONS! BWAH HAH HAH!

I brought back some content-rich sections that I had for whatever reason buried several years ago. I also combed through the Public and the Logged in Member groups for subject specific posts. Lastly, I moved many topics that are not really sensitive or which fit one of the categories to their respective places.

I went through both the Public general and the logged in member general boards and moved stuff going back into early 2017 to subject related boards.

One other objective I have here is to increase the amount of stuff that Google will pick up, to drive traffic.

So here's the lineup now:

Discussions - Public
same agenda as before

Discussions for Logged In Members
same as before. Like the Public group, generalized but made hidden to visitors and web search.

I may ditch this section or I may not. I gutted it by curating its content to subject related sections so it doesn't have that many topics now.

B2B, Contracting, Consulting, and Real Business
A resuscitated board. Visible only to logged in users to promote frankness.

FTE, Job and Career Discussion
A resuscitated board. Visible only to logged in users to promote frankness.

All Technology & Tech Help
A resuscitated board. Public visibility. This is intended to be omnibus for ALL tech, from career related IT, software and programming to consumer electronics reviews.
   
Politics and Society
Same as before but now membership and visibility is only for members, who are added manually by admin. Ask and ye will be added or removed at will.

Private By Approval Discussion Area
Same as before - as always membership and visibility is only for members, who are added manually by admin.)



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Re: Explanation of Changes to Board Areas
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 03:44:11 am »
If I'm logged out, I see:

Discussions - Public

All Technology & Tech Help

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When I log in, I see:


Discussions - Public

Discussions for Logged In Members

Private By Approval Discussion Area

* No All Technology & Tech Help, B2B, Contracting, Consulting, and  Real Business, FTE, Job and Career Discussion
 -- not expected

* No Politics and Society -- expected

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Re: Explanation of Changes to Board Areas
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 06:05:30 am »
I feel like that dude in Idiocracy who was trying to stick a triangle into a round hole.

Lol
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Re: Explanation of Changes to Board Areas
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 07:19:44 am »
I D, thanks for the feedback. Please check now. You should be seeing a business, a fte/career, and a tech help section in addition to the private section.

I'm using a dummy account to check visibility of permissions and apparently I didn't test for the combination of member attributes that you have. (which a lot of users here have.)

If I'm logged out, I see:

Discussions - Public

All Technology & Tech Help

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When I log in, I see:


Discussions - Public

Discussions for Logged In Members

Private By Approval Discussion Area

* No All Technology & Tech Help, B2B, Contracting, Consulting, and  Real Business, FTE, Job and Career Discussion
 -- not expected

* No Politics and Society -- expected
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Re: Explanation of Changes to Board Areas
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 07:36:06 am »
It's fixed now.

The public site does look a little barren with only Discussions - Public  and All Technology & Tech Help.

I understand the rationale for privacy, but it hides the "good stuff" from Google and thus may limit interest and getting new people.

One solution would be to make the FTE and B2B public again and just reiterate to everyone they must anonymize all that they post. 

I'm pretty much in the habit of anonymizing everything anyway, so it's not any extra effort for me.







« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 07:48:11 am by I D Shukhov »
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Re: Explanation of Changes to Board Areas
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 04:08:45 pm »
The public site does look a little barren with only Discussions - Public  and All Technology & Tech Help.

I understand the rationale for privacy, but it hides the "good stuff" from Google and thus may limit interest and getting new people.

I hear you and it's a really good point.  I used to have public and private areas for each type of work discussion, but it spreads new postings out very thinly.

I should review the most recent posts in the business and the FTE boards and see if anything there really needs to be hidden.
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