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Old 09-10-2006, 10:29 PM   #1
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Order of forum listings

How is a forum's listing order determined?

For example on http://www.lucasforums.com/index.php? the Star Wars Gaming section is
  1. Star Wars
  2. Jedi Knight Series
  3. Republic Commando
  4. Empire At War
  5. Classic Gaming
  6. Battlefront Series
  7. Galaxies
  8. Knights of the Old Republic
  9. Lego Star Wars
  10. X-Wing Series
  11. Rogue Squadron Series
The list doesn't seem to be ordered alphabetically, chronologically, by forum number, or by total post count.


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Old 09-11-2006, 12:05 AM   #2
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There is no real logic to the ordering, other than that the top forum in each column is kind of the parent in that it's the most general of that area.

I personally think not ordering them based on post counts or age is a reasonably good thing as it reduces the chances of forums that're fairly inactive from being shoved right down at the bottom, consequently making them even harder to stumble upon. But then, putting those forums at the top would be daft too.

I don't think there's any problems with the ordering and I've not heard any complaints thus far. Plus, most people have the ordering built into their browsing habits so fiddling with them isn't something I fancy doing.

It's largely a case-by-case type thing.


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Old 09-11-2006, 01:16 AM   #3
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There is no real logic to the ordering
Thanks Thrik. That response answered my question just fine. I was obviously trying to apply logic to a situation where there was none.

I wasn't suggesting a change in how the forums are listed. This was just something I had noticed a while back, wondered about, and so thought I would ask to see if there was something I was missing.


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Old 09-11-2006, 12:06 PM   #4
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Plus, most people have the ordering built into their browsing habits so fiddling with them isn't something I fancy doing.
Indeed.. I rarely ever see that page to be honest

I directly link to my User CP, and "hop" LFnet from my subscribed Forums. Let's me know immediately if there is a new post, topic, blah blah...

Though it makes for one heckuva BIG subscriber list.. but that's just me and my insane way of setting up my User CP


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Old 09-12-2006, 12:32 AM   #5
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Plus, most people have the ordering built into their browsing habits so fiddling with them isn't something I fancy doing.
hehe, When you guys added the Lego Star Wars section, I kept clicking it when I wanted to go to the KotOR section.

The first time I did it, I was like "Wait, what is this? Thats not what I wanted."

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