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Offline teknokill

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Micasaverde Forum is so confusing!!!...
« on: January 08, 2019, 05:43:15 pm »
    Has anybody thought about creating a new forum that would be broken down into specific topics that make more sense?  I would begin by really controlling the moderation and laying ground rules in order that everyone follows the proper protocol.  The best forum structure and control would be like the one for XDA Developers.
    It's very important to keep it very organized.  I would include a free marketplace with a rating system.  A deals page that would be official editor's Choice recommendations and have a format that is a hybrid of SlickDeals and Dealnews.   What an AppStore?   Anybody agree that this forum can be very frustrating?

    There could be topics for the following:

    • a Zigbee forum
    • voice control platforms
    • a how-to forum
    • product specific forums
    • voice control platforms, one for "Alexa" and one for "Okay Google"
    • a how-to forum
    • product eco-systems
    • Wyze Cam Cameras
    • Camera Surveillance Platforms
    • Raspberry Pi 3
    • Raspberry Pi A
    • Raspberry Pi A W
    • Relays
    • Sensors
    • Smoke Detectors and CO Sensors
    • Raspberry Pi A
    • Experimental Projects and Ideas
    • Irrigation Control
    • Arduino
    • ZoneMinderl
    • Blue Iris
    • Webcams
    • Raspberry Pi Cameras
    • voice control platforms
    • Electrical Outlets
    • Dimmers & Switches
    • LCD RGB Lighting
    • Bathroom lighting
    • Kitchen lighting
    • Heating & Cooling, i.e. thermostats
    • Split ACs
    • Remote Controls
    • Home Entertainment
    • Android Entertainment boxes, like the Nvidia Shield or the Google Player
    • Xiaomi Products
    • Home Security
    • Home Surveillance
    • Door Locks
    • Occupancy Sensors
    • FOBs
    • RFID
    • Relays
    • Relay Projects
    • Garage Door Openers
    • Sirens, Chimes, Strobes and alerting
    • Blinds & Window Covering Control
    • Doorbell Integration
    • Weather Stations
    • Alarms
    • Alarm Panel Integration
    • IOS Apps
    • Android Apps
    • Relays

    what does everybody think?
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 05:45:21 pm by teknokill »

Offline Jamr

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Re: Micasaverde Forum is so confusing!!!...
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 07:02:45 pm »
That is a lot to look at with lots of categories grouped together. Maybe listing alphabetical will help but I think major categories above this will work more efficiently.
And please add a section for the IOS and Android apps.

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Re: Micasaverde Forum is so confusing!!!...
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 07:18:16 pm »
I just drew up those categories on the fly.  I would group them in a logical order.  The most important component of new forum would be to keep the topics with the correct category.  There are so many components to home automation that maintaining logical order would be of utmost importance.   I like to be able to find all of my research and reading to be within the appropriate category, not scattered around or just grouped into the General Forum bin.