|Jun3-11, 08:58 PM||#1|
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Hmmm.. I am not sure how many times this situation has occurred on PF. It just came to my attention. Here we have a thread with definite cross-discipline subject matter. On the one hand, anthropology and at the same time, medical sciences.
Here's a thought:
I wonder if the PF code could be tweaked for simulposts to more than one subforums. Then this thread could be published in more than one sub-forum and posts would be automatically updated in all the sub-forums the thread exists)? That way, people with expertise in each of the subforum areas would be more inclined to read as well as address the thread.
|Jun12-11, 07:23 AM||#2|
This could be done by switching from treating the subforums as folders, to giving threads labels/tags. It would be a big change.
What would be possible then, is that threads can have more than one label, and that opening a subforum lists all threads with that label. I am not sure if there is enough demand to make such a large change to the forum. But it would be a quite modern idea. For an actual example that I know of: Gmail switched to using labels for messages instead of folders some time ago.
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