Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Wobbler on Wed 17/Jun/15 10:01am

Rik wrote:
Scotty wrote:...and yes, big job, but not impossible, eh Rik/Kev? ;)


err yes it is. The time it would take might seriously cut into my riding time. When would I find the time to fit in my stupid 14 hours-a-day brevet rides I keep get myself onto?


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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Malcy on Wed 17/Jun/15 10:20am

Divesting from that would be massive.

BUT it has sorta grown on everyone, hasn't it? The taxonomy and folksonomy capabilities and usages are prevalent in blogs/intranets/forums all over the place. It was a bit weirdly implemented, but now is kind of easy?

I am shuddering at the idea of the scripts needed to change the data, to be honest. Massive undertaking and just trying to get your head around the logic. Threads in multiple channels... YIKES!
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Wobbler on Wed 17/Jun/15 10:56am

Has not grown on me, I still urgh when I want to find a thread that isnt in the top 5 ish on the list.

I cant think of anything else I look at with similar layouts and carry on, certainly dont see it all over the place?
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby psychavoc on Wed 17/Jun/15 11:00am

Malcy wrote: The taxonomy and folksonomy capabilities and usages are prevalent in blogs/intranets/forums all over the place.

That sentence made me go :blink: :blink:
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Bigfoot on Wed 17/Jun/15 11:12am

Kev is in California right? I'll send him some water to kill the channels :paranoid:
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Kev on Wed 17/Jun/15 11:21am

My channels are dry :(
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Kev on Wed 17/Jun/15 12:20pm

Seriously though, how would getting rid of channels help?

I usually just browse the latest posts for all channels and I don't feel overwhelmed by the volume of traffic.
The alternative would be what?
look for new threads in the MTB forum,
then... look for new threads in the sifting forum,
then... look for new threads in the roadbiking forum,
then... look for new threads in the bicycle commuting forum,
then... look for new threads in the mechanics forum,
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Malcy on Wed 17/Jun/15 12:24pm

psychavoc wrote:
Malcy wrote: The taxonomy and folksonomy capabilities and usages are prevalent in blogs/intranets/forums all over the place.

That sentence made me go :blink: :blink:


Sorry Celia! :-)

I can post a picture of a kitten on a tricycle? lol

Taxonomy in intranets = keywords created by site admins
Folksonomy = keywords created by the users.

Site admins like me, like to restrict the folksonomy, or atleast set up rules around the governance of it.
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Scaredy_Cat on Wed 17/Jun/15 12:43pm

Minivorb...
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Malcy on Wed 17/Jun/15 12:47pm

Kev wrote:Seriously though, how would getting rid of channels help?

I usually just browse the latest posts for all channels and I don't feel overwhelmed by the volume of traffic.
The alternative would be what?
look for new threads in the MTB forum,
then... look for new threads in the sifting forum,
then... look for new threads in the roadbiking forum,
then... look for new threads in the bicycle commuting forum,
then... look for new threads in the mechanics forum,


Stats wise, how many new threads/reply posts per day?
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Wobbler on Wed 17/Jun/15 12:51pm

Kev wrote:Seriously though, how would getting rid of channels help?

I usually just browse the latest posts for all channels and I don't feel overwhelmed by the volume of traffic.
The alternative would be what?
look for new threads in the MTB forum,
then... look for new threads in the sifting forum,
then... look for new threads in the roadbiking forum,
then... look for new threads in the bicycle commuting forum,
then... look for new threads in the mechanics forum,


because channels are confusing/different compared to nearly every other "forum" type arrangement on the internet.

average joe blow comes along, oh this vorb thingy, wtf is this big list of stuff I want to look at hashtagendurobumbags this is confusing

I think the buttons/words for filtering and making new posts are too small in relation to everything else and would be easier to navigate if they were the same size/even half the size of the main navigation boxes along the top. ill do a crude mspaint when I get home to show what I think would make the navigation better
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby psychavoc on Wed 17/Jun/15 1:03pm

Malcy wrote:
psychavoc wrote:
Malcy wrote: The taxonomy and folksonomy capabilities and usages are prevalent in blogs/intranets/forums all over the place.

That sentence made me go :blink: :blink:


Sorry Celia! :-)

I can post a picture of a kitten on a tricycle? lol

Taxonomy in intranets = keywords created by site admins
Folksonomy = keywords created by the users.

Site admins like me, like to restrict the folksonomy, or atleast set up rules around the governance of it.

Ah. Gotcha :)
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby psychavoc on Wed 17/Jun/15 1:05pm

Also, I've almost completely forgotten that we have channels here. I just go to latest posts, and then scroll down to see the most recent threads, regardless of channel.
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Malcy on Wed 17/Jun/15 1:17pm

psychavoc wrote:Also, I've almost completely forgotten that we have channels here. I just go to latest posts, and then scroll down to see the most recent threads, regardless of channel.


This, too.

I click Posts, then Cycling, then Sifting, then Sifting, cycling, c,s,s,s,c,,c,s,c and so on. lol
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Vorb State Of The Nation

Postby Rik on Wed 17/Jun/15 1:49pm

I would hate to be the poor sap that had to gut "Channels" or whatever you want to call them (because I banished the term from vorb years ago) out of vorb, because I still have vivid memories of the face of the poor sap who had to implemented them in the first place.

BUT

There problem here is that there are now two types of people:

Ones that are used to "new" vorbs all posts view or took the time to customise their view to only show content they are interested in.

and

Ones who like forums to be forum formatted, ie the first page you see is a list forum interest areas and you click into that forum and post away. And then the mods spend ages moving all the "How many bottles for Taupo" threads out of the "Mountain biking forums".

I think we can have both views, with the default view being the later, though I've never tried it on the existing vorb architecture.
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