"What? You mean Dav's finally got his finger out and remembered that Feed Forward exists?" Well, it was never far from my thoughts, but I simply had no time to devote to it. In the last 18 months the volume of stuff that "the office" has to deal with has sky-rocketted and all of it is very serious and a lot of it site threatening legal stuff. But I will offer my apologies that this process stalled the way it did - it is important to me and to the site.
So here we are, with a pretty monumental project to tackle: The organisation of Boards.ie Categories. I am also under orders from the top of the food chain in the company (i.e The Board of Directors) that this is my priority, so it will be getting looked after properly.
The Categories we currently have sprung out of how Usenet used to organise itself. To anyone who hasn't been using the internet for about 10+ years, they're not as clear as they whould be, so we need to fix that.
We have 800+ forums and there's possibly scope to re-build this from the ground up. I have had quite a few ideas about how this all might work myself, but I'll hold off on adding them in to avoid colouring anyone's opinions
This process will feed directly into the site re-design which is something that's being chipped away at slowly by the tech and design people in the office. When we have something concrete to show, we'll do so here, but I'd rather we didn't get wrapped up in that just yet. I can see us re-organising the categories a lot ssoner than we'll even have a prototype of the site redesign anyway, so lets concentrate on that for now.
So, good citizens of Boards.ie, I throw the doors of Feed Forward open and both welcome you in to have your say and would remind you that both I and "we" would greatly appreciate your help once again.