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    Way too many forums, with too many difficult to find, seldom trafficked subforums. Plus endless, outdated, unmaintained FAQs.

    The whole thing needs to be consolidated and cleaned up. There's a lot of good information to be had here, but it's a mess. There's less forum participation than I'd expect, probably because things are chopped up so much. Too many threads get few or no responses because there just aren't enough eyeballs in any given forum.

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    I think there should be a wiki post, the second post of each thread, that could be edited by any member, after a thread grew too large. That would consolidate information and facilitate searches.

    So a thread asking for info, would only post a reliable info/solution in the post no. 36, on page 6, that would be copied and pasted back into the wiki right after the OP and so on.

    All the forums that have that system seem to work fine and it's very easy to just look into the wiki post and see if there's anything worth to it.
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    • #3
      It also dosen't help that the wiki got turned into the Vault, which made a horrible mess of a lot of the information.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Carson Dyle View Post
        Way too many forums, with too many difficult to find, seldom trafficked subforums. Plus endless, outdated, unmaintained FAQs.

        The whole thing needs to be consolidated and cleaned up. There's a lot of good information to be had here, but it's a mess. There's less forum participation than I'd expect, probably because things are chopped up so much. Too many threads get few or no responses because there just aren't enough eyeballs in any given forum.
        The long-time members have been screaming for that for some time. The recent update of vBulletin made things even worse.

        The mp3car.com staff really don't have time (or desire, I speculate) to revamp FAQs & Wiki. And nobody from the membership has offered to step up to do it, either.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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        • #5
          Why not at least consolidate some of the forums with few threads during their entire existence? Every sub-forum under

          Forums > Mp3Car Technical Software > Software & Software Development > Operating System Optimization

          should be folded into the parent forum. Two of the forums there have fewer than 10 threads. Numerous other example exist.

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          • #6
            You think its bad searching for stuff.. try moderating it lol. It takes me forever to move posts around because of the endless list of subforums that have to be scrolled. I'll drop another note to Sean about this.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
              You think its bad searching for stuff.. try moderating it lol. It takes me forever to move posts around because of the endless list of subforums that have to be scrolled. I'll drop another note to Sean about this.
              Yeah with the older verion at least the forums were listed in a tree format when you went to move a thread, now they are just a list.

              Be a bit better if you could at least sort that list alphabetically.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Carson Dyle View Post
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                • #9
                  I think there are a few forums that need to be archived and removed to make it a bit simpler. Especially all of the unsuported software.
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                  • #10
                    I agree. It is very hard for myself at least to find information throughout the forum.

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                    • #11
                      I've talked to Sean and we're going to do some planning and try to sort through the mess. Stay tuned
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