For a big forum with lots of mods and members, it might work. But not for this forum.
- Questions under Support section is not necessary as quite often a question develops into discussion. Also people will keep posting questions on General Discussions board.Well general is for discussion if a question ever turns into discussion op will be asked to create a new thread in general for discussion purpose.
Then drop the word customizations. They are all add-ons and it looks strange all others are cramped under one board except plugins.
- Why is plugins alone not a child board? It just takes up vertical space.Plugins are not same as customizations. They intend to allow more functionality while custimization controls how musicbee looks. thats why it have separate board.
About the current structure for the new forum and it's terminology:
A main category you mentioned is 'MusicBee Add-ons'
That should make it clear that under that category you can find all sorts of 'extra's' that are developed for MusicBee, but not by default present in the installer.
That should be easy to understand, and seems logical.
Then, we indeed have two separated boards for:
'extra's' that have a mainly visual function (layout, skins, theatremode etc.), and we have a board for:
'extra's' that have more impact on the working and functionality of MusicBee. (such as Boroda74's tool, audio plugins, lyrics, social media, whatever)
To me that seems a very defendable separation.
I used the word 'extra's' here on purpose.
We can have discussions until hell freezes over if we should words such as extensions, customisations, add-ins, add-ons, plug-ins, or whatever, and for every argument given for one, I am very sure somebody will step in and just argue the contrary. (trust me, I even had these arguments in my own head too ;-)
The current wordings were thought over and discussed, and I believe are very defendable and understandable.
And if they are also used consistantly on the wiki, the forum, the website, by the creators, etc, they should stick very quickly.
I also see some suggestions and even arguments on the weight that the number of childboards should have, or the weight that traffic a certain board generates is so important. I don't support that line of thought much.
First of all the structure should just make sense and be as simple and logical as possible.
Some board may be very popular at a certain moment, others might get less traffic. So what, that doesn't change the concept of the structure.
Would anyone argue that every board should have the exact same number of childboards? (well, I wouldn't)
A house has one doorbell, a high-rise building may have 200, yet they can be located next to each other perfectly.
Also, we can later easily extend boards that have no, or few childboards.
If or when for example the plugins topic gets more popular, and more plugins are created, we can always add childboards to it. For for example 'audio', 'tagging', 'web' or whatever.