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How much is too much?[Tutorial]

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ApplianceJunk:
Content is king. Some forums have enough content to support more boards then others.

With a new forum you will have to create the content yourself, because no one else with give a dam about doing it for you. :)

tassie73:
I have always been of the same opinion.... let the members and the content guide the number of boards...... The thing is that some members are asking to split boards up into smaller ones for convenience. I am just not sure that it is a good thing to have a heap of smaller boards with a few topics each rather than a larger one with a dozen or more topics.

I am of the opinion that great topic titles in a large board are of more benefit than poor ones in a small board when it comes to making content easier to find and more appealing to members.

Old Fossil:
Childboards maybe?

These can be renamed as Sub Boards.

ApplianceJunk:

--- Quote ---The thing is that some members are asking to split boards up into smaller ones for convenience.
--- End quote ---

Members don't make them decision for me.
Members come and go over the years. I'm not going to let them decide.

Kindred:
the way we work it on 40kOnline is

-- use the existing topic boards.  If a specific topic starts dominating one of the topic boards to such an extent that the rest of the subjects are being lost in the mix, then we start a new board for it. (We do not accept requests or demands from users)

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