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JetzeMellema

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Late to the party as usual but I just registered… I’m surprised how many topics are already posted on the new forums and the quality is again very high!

A few remarks on the current categories, I think we need to shift or rename a bit more:

  • Skype for Business shouldn’t be in Clouds and Virtualization, it belongs to the same category as Exchange. Also it’s certainly not free and can be installed both on-premises as well as consumed as part of a paid Office 365 subscription
  • Office 365 can be complex, but it’s not an Operating System
  • Mobile Platforms: Maybe mention MDM in the description
  • Office: Suggest to rename to Office client applications or something…
  • Exchange: Suggest to remove the word ‘hate’ from the description because how can you dislike such a wonderful product?
  • Maybe add a section Applications that contains Exchange, SQL, Skype for Business and most of the remaining sub forums.

Come to think of it, I’m not so sure if the current forum descriptions add any real value. We could consider to either remove them and improve the clarity of the forum front page, or use them to actually clarify what the sub forum is meant for.

I am missing a Quote button, would be great if I could quote a (part of a) post and reply to that.

How to return to the index page from http://newforum.minasi.com/latest? Can't click on the logo or Mark Minasi's Tech Forum and the first part of the bread cromb navigation links to http://www.minasi.com/ instead of http://newforum.minasi.com/

That's all for now, I'm sure more will follow. [smile]

Edit: Can clickable links be displayed in a different color?

Edit 2: Forum registration confirmation email ended up in Hotmail's Junk mail folder. Adding a SPF record for mmco.com which includes app2.websitetoolbox.com as a permitted sender would probably improve the situation.

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Reply with quote  #2 

Welcome Jetze!

The quote button looks like a pen.
Re the other navigation stuff... we don't got the source code no mo', sir. [smile]

We'll get to all of the other stuff in time.  It's all just settling in now.  Our goal was to start with a pretty simple structure -- there's no way to know how active the forum will be and the current structure lends itself to a quick skim.  If we're busy enough that we break, say, ten topics on Skype for Business, then it'll matter, right?

Again, wonderful to see you again, old friend!

Mark


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Jetze! The man is back [smile]

Welcome, and thanks for the feedback!

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BTW, Jetze, about the quick access to "Latest Topics..."

I've seen that if I respond to a thread, click Add Reply, then let it register the reply, then a simple backspace takes me back to Latest Topics.

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