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I don't know if any other has noticed, but since the new layout of the forums has been out, the activity on topics became really lower.
In the old days (and even when there was a lot less people on the forums), we used to see a topic having at least 5-6 replies from the first to second day (of course, it depends on the subject).
Now, i see that some topics are remaining for weeks inside a forum without being replied to. Is anyone else noticing this ?
Trying to explain this, i thought that maybe members are only checking the "General" forum of each section. If this is the case, can't we find some way of encouraging members to go to the other forums of the same section too ?
This is onyl a suggestion of course :smile:.
 

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Originally posted by STAii
I don't know if any other has noticed, but since the new layout of the forums has been out, the activity on topics became really lower.
In the old days (and even when there was a lot less people on the forums), we used to see a topic having at least 5-6 replies from the first to second day (of course, it depends on the subject).
Now, i see that some topics are remaining for weeks inside a forum without being replied to. Is anyone else noticing this ?
Trying to explain this, i thought that maybe members are only checking the "General" forum of each section. If this is the case, can't we find some way of encouraging members to go to the other forums of the same section too ?
This is onyl a suggestion of course :smile:.
Actually my stats say we are pretty much averaging the same posts per day as we were before the change. Maybe it just seems less because we have more forums. :smile:
 
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Yes maybe, but also remember that the posts per day is not directly related to the posts per topic.
If most people are enetering only certain forums, they can still post replies, while some other topics might be empty of replies.
Maybe if we observe the posts per topic rates (as they change) in each sub-forum, we will be able to make an accurate conclusion. Don't you think so ?
Thanks for your time Greg. And thanks for making the forums of course.
 
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Originally posted by STAii
Now, i see that some topics are remaining for weeks inside a forum without being replied to. Is anyone else noticing this ?
Weeks?

I thought it had only been about 1 week.
 
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Well, i might have been exagerating, what i meant by "weeks" is, a lot of a time :smile:
 
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actually, i agree. I found that since the dilution of the forum (segmenting), I don't even visit most of them anymore.

I just click onto 'Biology' and 'General Philosophy' and thats it. There's just too much ! I liked the old layout better, that way you had a much better mixture of posts and more people viewing,adding their own piece of knowledge.
 
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Zargawee
There are too many forums , and this makes opening all the forums and check the topics in it something very slow , there are too many forums ...
This kills my bandwith , cause i open more than 4 windows for maths :S ... while I used to open only one in PF V.2
 

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