Should't the Forums subcategorized into.. Newbie.. Advance.. and Expert Users

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    Should't the Forums subcategorized into.. Newbie.. Advance.. and Expert Users

    Should't the Forums.. For Example C++ Programming and C Programming sub-categorized.. into Newbie.. Advance.. and Expert Users.......What Do You..Say..? For Easy Approach.
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    We don't get many expert questions, because experts know where to learn what they need for themselves. And those posting the question probably don't know if they are newbie or advanced.
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    >>> probably don't know if they are newbie or advanced.

    We used to have a "Newbie" board on the old Ultraboard setup, people were unsure, and so constantly broke the board rules by crossposting.

    There is always the FAQ, the FAQ board, google and the manuals...
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    You could always have unregisterd and new members locked into the newbie board for a set time period, but i don't see the point in the newbie section so long as all the board rules are met.

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    No they shouldn't. For many reasons.

    1. Not many advanced users are going to go to a newbie board. Therefore not nearly as many people are going to get the help they need.

    2. One of the great things about this board I think is the fact that it is a viberatent community. You fragment it you loose that.

    3. As nv pointed out we don't get many expert questions.

    4. It is much better to have a board with thousands of posts, even if only a few are active, because people get to see them all. For example, and no offense hehe... www.Flashdaddee.com has great forums. But their general forums in particular are so divied up that many things get ignored, like movie posts etc. People just don't take the time to go to all the boards.

    5. Well you get the idea hehe.....
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    Originally posted by kermi3
    4. It is much better to have a board with thousands of posts, even if only a few are active, because people get to see them all. For example, and no offense hehe... www.Flashdaddee.com has great forums. But their general forums in particular are so divied up that many things get ignored, like movie posts etc. People just don't take the time to go to all the boards.
    Well put, if there were 10 different boards that I might be able to help in do you think I'll check them all a couple of times everyday? As it stands I look at 3 or 4 where I might be able to help and maybe 1 or 2 more if I want help - thats plenty for me. I have other sites to look at as well y'know
    Couldn't think of anything interesting, cool or funny - sorry.

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    i am in my 2nd c programming class at unf. i first joined this forum to a little help but i find myself posting in the general forum more than asking for help. i dont think this reply has anything to do with the thread but oh well. hi.
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    we had this discussion with dean a while ago...

    i think it's a bad idea. who dictates what expert, advanced, and newbie is? how should we enforce this?

    and what benefit would this be, anyway?

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