How to organize this forum?


#1

I think having one forum with everything thrown in is a mistake.

But having too many forums is also bad.

So let’s discuss proposed organization.

Here’s a start:

  • General (serves as a catch-all for everything that doesn’t clearly go in protocol or apps)
  • Protocol
  • Apps (both internal and custom?)
  • Random / Off-Topic

#2

What is the purpose of this forum? What kind of information should and should not be here?

If someone asks a question as a github issue, are we going to close that issue and send them here?


#3

If the question is not appropriate for GitHub, then yes.


#4

Moved to meta in case others have comments. I figured it’s easier to evolve from 1 then pick several and get it wrong, so we’re starting with just one. I also added a banner to the site.


#5

Ah, I just realized the Q/A plugin works best if it’s category-wide, so maybe we should start with Tech Questions and Tech Discussions, or something like this.


#6

There’s also a tag based system for Q/A (someone would need to know to apply that tag though), not sure if I did this one correctly or not: Q/A plugin testing


#7

We could also have General Questions for non-technical q/a, and an FAQ or some other KB-type section. Doing it here seems a lot nicer than doing it on lbry.io (you get search, its easier to edit, etc)


#8

I thought the purpose of this forum is to be more on the tech side, so we wouldn’t want general FAQ/kb stuff here. Tech KB/FAQs should be on lbry.tech.