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Friday, November 14th 2003, 1:23pm

Forum has changed

Steve wrote me some lines about changing some things at

Forum Feedback und Bugs & Wishes are now -> Forum Feedback
(often users posted here KDE bugs & wishes)

Admin & Business is now -> Admin & Installation
(we dont think we need Business or? - maybe I add it at Office & PIM)

Games & Fun -> Edutainment & Games

Multimedia & Edu -> Graphics & Multimedia
(Edu is now at Games board)

New Board: Desktop & Applications for things like konsole, x stuff, ...
(a bit like the Desktop off-topic / for other KDE/X disscussion)

I don't know if we really need the language boards... and the distributions board? For now I think about closing the language boards ... what do you think?


This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "OhReally" (Jul 27th 2008, 11:52pm)


Friday, November 14th 2003, 1:48pm

You could kill the German board because exists, but where are the other languages supposed to go?




Friday, November 14th 2003, 2:06pm


Maybe I should link the German board to like the spanish board. What do you think?


Friday, November 14th 2003, 4:44pm

remove language boards

I think you can look at the size of the boards, and keep the boards that are most active...or just make a single language, page where they all can post questions.


Saturday, November 15th 2003, 2:37am

reorganisation proposal

I think there are too many forums and that the existing ones should be reorganised to maximise participation by the community. I believe something like the following would be better. Is it possible to merge or move existing forums?

I have listed the forums in what I think would be a beneficial ordering.

KDE Support
Desktop & Application Help
Questions about using the KDE desktop, various applications and office productivity software.
Installation Help
Questions about installing or troubleshooting KDE on your personal computer.
Administration & Deployment Help
Questions about administering and deploying KDE on a medium to large scale.
Issues or questions not covered by the above forums.
Tips & Tricks
Share your KDE wisdom with others.

KDE Discussion
Discuss general KDE-related matters and news here.
Desktop, Applications & Office
Discuss the KDE desktop, applications and office productivity software here.
Look & Feel
Discuss beautiful applications, look & feel, as well as KDE icons, styles, themes and artwork here.
Off Topic
Non-KDE related discussion.

KDE Development
KDE/Qt Programming
Discuss general KDE/Qt development issues here.
Discuss relevant tools such as KDevelop, KBabel, Quanta, Umbrello and Valgrind here.
Ideas & Proposals
Discuss the future of the KDE architecture, platform and applications here.

Other Forums
You can move other existing forums here if necessary (eg, Games) if they don't fit in the above.




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Saturday, November 15th 2003, 8:29am

i think navindra has made a great suggestion :D


Sunday, November 16th 2003, 7:05am

I really do think it would be an improvement. Right now the forums are rather scattered and over the place. :cry:

The trick is to start out with a few forums and let them grow. If there's then a proven need for more forums, they should be added gradually. 8)


Sunday, November 16th 2003, 2:47pm

Re: reorganisation proposal


Original von navindra


I suppose that it would be the best that for those topics the word KDE is not used. So the title should only be "Forum". Otherwise some users will think that it is here the main discussion. (Isn't the URL

Alternatively something like "Forum Intern" could be a solution too.

Have a nice day!


Friday, November 21st 2003, 9:07pm

Replacing the German board with a link to sounds good.


Friday, November 21st 2003, 9:10pm


steve, what do you think of my suggestions?

i guess he is not around anyway...




Friday, November 21st 2003, 11:19pm

I am here

Navin I am there :D

Your structure "removes" a few boards like Multimedia so I dont know if this is the right change at the moment I am thinking about a structure like yours but a 2 or 3 more boards...

Then I am working on new code for the board. A section for HowTos and more is *needed* so I am working at the moment on.


Friday, November 21st 2003, 11:27pm


I realise this will create orphaned boards but I truly think it is necessary. Why do you believe a whole discussion forum dedicated to Multimedia is needed? This just splits a very small community trying to follow threads across forums unnecessarily.

We need to build a larger community first before we can decide that new forums needed! If you are worried about orphaning existing boards: This is what the "Other Forums" section is supposed to hold... although it would probably be better that the forums there be kept for reference only and not new posts.

I think you have to think carefully and check the demand before adding more forums to a board which has too many already. We need to be strong and vibrant first, baby steps are important. :D


Thursday, November 27th 2003, 5:14pm

I see no need for a HOWTO section, the KDE Wiki is better for this.




Friday, November 28th 2003, 11:16pm

Forum change

I know you are right ... boards here and boards there ... what we need is the "perfect mix". I will play today around with ideas and then post my preReady idea here.