I have changed a few things on the stichin fingers forum and I hope that this makes things a little better.
The discussion forums have always confused people and now they replies are flat and replies are shown in chronological order
Also and this is the big one in the Main forum discussions can be organized by categories.
This option has been available for a while but since it involved me doing a big re-shuffle I had put the job off! All up this morning when I started there were 295 discussions -all falling into one category. So I have done some re-shuffling. Some of the very old discussions i have just left in the general area but others I did place into a category so people cold see how it worked.
So we now have categories and I have created a general discussion area and an "announcements and news" category for people who want to spread some news. I have added a "how do I?" category for asking questions on how something might be done. "For new hands" which is for introductions and comment. "Blogs and blogging" is a thread for bloggers. I see it as a place to let people know about your blog, announce challenges, competitions etc that are run from a blog but also a place to ask questions that relate to blogging or blogs.
Since there are so many discussions to re-classify it will take me a while to get the forum in order. Some I may just leave as old uncategorized topics as.
Any suggestions for categories would be good. Leave any suggestions here.