Edit:On second thought, however, I seriously like the current way of having a DnD Central, where politics and religion is together, so people really DnD (verb!) everything wholesale.
SHOW ME YOUR INTESTINES!
It's just to outline some possibilities - not a working scheme yet.
The advantage of more boards is, as String said, that a Guest can, at a glance, see more topics represented here. This may indeed attract a couple of new members. But only single level of boards has this effect.
Browsers & Technology is a sort of imposition by the computer maniacs that makes the forum.
While I don't think child boards are currently desirable, they would be visible from the main page. See the SMF support boards for how they are displayed. Just not with the full info like last post and description so they don't take up as much space.
The second constraint is the amount of info thrown at Guest. It must be a moderate manageable amount for an average mind.
It took me a while to figure out that graphical browsers show (by default?) the front page as collapsed. You have to expand those odd things to get to the actual categories. This is the first constraint.
Quote from: ersi on 2014-02-07, 08:14:15It took me a while to figure out that graphical browsers show (by default?) the front page as collapsed. You have to expand those odd things to get to the actual categories. This is the first constraint.I'm pretty sure that shouldn't be the default. I checked in a browser I essentially never use (Qupzilla) as well as in clean profiles of browsers I do use and guests don't even have the option to choose whether or not to show a certain category.
Anyway, I removed the option to collapse the "General" category since it's really the only thing we have!
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