Although I didnt think about it... The Intel and AMD forums are very close to pointless, he is right. But still yet, I think it gives people a sense of where to post their topics on each brand as they do vary so much these days, even more so with the advent of Dual Cores. I do miss having an ATI and Nvidia section under graphics..
The thing with the forums espeically including myself is that not to many people seem to be making posts to state things or give information out... its people (again like myself) asking questions out of the yeng yang in order to learn as much as possible. The point of the Intel/AMD and the likes is for people to state information about the topic area, not to ask for help. I agree that the majority of the threads created under any catageory almost always belongs under SBA. IMO id say that we need sections similar to before but reformed with a forums in each catageory for people to go get help on that target area if they need to. SBA shouldnt be for evey single little question about hardware for christ sakes, at that rate all of the other forums are virtually useless.
At this point I find it VERY difficult to come up with a good forum map. I have a basic idea of things, but it repeats itself which is of course what we do not need in TR.
Overclocking, Tweaking & Cooling
-Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
The things you see saying "Help" at the end are supposed to be for people who specifically need help instead of putting every topic in SBA. When you see the brand or normal catageory, its supposed to be for discussion ect, not saying "OMG this isnt working" as i typically do. So lets review..
Nvidia Help = "OMG My 6600 is screwed, someone help me"
Nvidia = "The comparison between a 6800 LE and 6800 Vanilla"
Its a pretty simple concept and would allow for mods to not have to keep moving all posts to SBA... Im TOTALLY for someone revising the list i made above, it was a crude rough draft to give you an example.
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Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
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