Originally Posted by Cardinal Richelieu
Mustard forum was more of a marketing gimmick than a food/military related forum. During any boards media interview I eve heard, it was always mentioned to show the breath of forum and topics covered by the site. Probably outlived its value by now.
Oulwans "n" Oulfellas with Palaeontology perhaps?
It wasn't marketing, it was set up because one of the original founder admins, Ecksor, likes mustard a lot and wanted a forum set up for it, probably for humourous reasons, and there it has remained.
On the wider topic, while there is some scope for reorganisation, the vast majority of current users are used to how things are, so this should be borne in mind in any reorg, and while new users being able to find what they need is something good, it shouldn't be done at the expense of people who use the forum every day, and have done for years.
Perhaps as well as this, a detailed new forum view available from the homepage could be incorporated into the new site design? This could mean that while the general forum organisation isn't drastically different from the drop down menu point of view, new users that arrive at boards.ie could have a user friendly interface to orient them with everything the site has to offer. You could probably have 20 different categories, but there isn't a lot wrong with the current list, although TV for example could do with some cleaning up, and should probably be a category of it's own with Radio and Film, perhaps.