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Le 2010-10-25 01:54, todd rme a écrit :
On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 11:51 PM, Drew Jensen<>  wrote:



Has anyone looked at the KDE forums?  It might be a good layout for a
software-specific forum.  We also have a built-in system for handling
feature requests directly in the forum (the brainstorm forum).

disclaimer: I am an admin on the KDE forums.

Hi todd,

Looks nice - can you tell me how you think it differs from the forums at

Is there some specific aspect to how things are grouped in the KDE site
you wanted to draw attention to? Is it some particular set of features,
search is good because..., how reply is handled is better because...,
that type of thing.

Thanks for taking the time to discuss, much appreciated


There are a bunch of features that I think would be helpful.  The ones
I can think of right now:

* As Marc pointed out, it has the "guided posting" system.  This walks
you through making a new post, to make sure the post ends up in the
proper place and has the necessary information.

* It also has the brainstorm forum, which is an integrated system for
proposing, voting on, discussing, and tracking feature requests.

* It has a keyword tagging system for posts that helps you find what
you are looking for.

* There is a "Solved" button on each post.  The person that solved the
problem clicks the button on the post that had the solution in it,
letting others uses with the same problem jump straight to the
solution right from the topic list or search results (they just click
a checkbox icon).  It also lets people trying to help know that the
thread doesn't need them.

* It has a button on the topic list and search results that lets you
jump straight to the first unread post in a thread.

* It automatically aggregates news from the official KDE news sources,
the KDE website and KDE Dot News, with the ability to comment on them.
  There is also a specific forum just for new releases.

* It has integrated icons for common operating systems (including
Linux distributions) to make it easy to tell at a glance what sort of
system the person you are trying to help has.

* The theme is designed to match the theme used by the rest of the KDE
websites (all official KDE websites use a common theme, including the

* It has flags for countries below each username and language-specific forums.

The forum you referred me to may have some of these, but I did not see
them when I looked.


Hi Todd:

From a user point of view, at first I thought it was a very dumbing down system BUT after I tried it, it became quite obvious that it was a very streamlined way of dealing with users and obviously, from an organisational point of view, very nice for the admins. You will most likely get fewer mis-placed postings.

I particularly liked the new:

"guided posting" system. This walks you through making a new post, to make sure the post ends up in the proper place and has the necessary information."

as well as the "Solved" check mark. Although I found the "Solved check mark at little hard to find/use at first (it doesn't add the usual "[Solved]" word in the subject line). After I browsed the threads, I could then see the value of it.

From a user's perspective, I thought it was an overall nice feeling to use it.


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