You can do "Subscribe Forum" in the Python section.Heater wrote: ↑Sun May 27, 2018 10:49 amThe biggest issue for me is that there are just too many forum sections and subsections. If a post does not show up in General Discussion, Other languages, General programming discussion or Raspbian or Off topic discussion, it's likely I never see it.
Which is a shame because I will even answer Python questions despite loathing Python.
hippy wrote: ↑Sun May 27, 2018 3:51 pmSome people tell me that suggesting the clever folk behind the Raspberry Pi don't know what they are doing and suggesting improvements or how things should be different is insulting them. So I'll sit this one out as I don't want to get banned for insulting anyone.
Which is hilarious because I recently got told I was being insulting for merely asking how one should pass comments on to the Foundation after Eben had said "We're listening to people’s comments about what they’d like to see in a new Raspberry Pi".
It depends on how you say it.hippy wrote: ↑Sun May 27, 2018 3:51 pmSome people tell me that suggesting the clever folk behind the Raspberry Pi don't know what they are doing and suggesting improvements or how things should be different is insulting them. So I'll sit this one out as I don't want to get banned for insulting anyone.
Less bad:Hey, the forum sucks. I want, I want, I want, I don't want. Fix it.
Hey, I think this could be improved. X is confusing, y is outdated, z is missing and we have two giraffes
Giraffes tend to get a bad press, but not as bad as hyenas.
Why?...could we have somewhere dedicated to databases
By my measure, it's more a case of the posters being unable/unwilling to properly classify their messages. There are way too many things that get stuck in General Discussion that should better go in other subsections. I've given up flagging all but the most egregious.hippy wrote: ↑Tue May 29, 2018 12:06 pmIt would be worth looking at what there currently is and how things are currently working. It is notable that half of all topics started are in General Discussion, Troubleshooting and Beginners.
That indicates to me that the current tree structure of the forum, sections and sub-sections, is incredibly unbalanced.
One would have to analyse why people are doing what they do to figure out if it is generally laziness, too difficult to figure out where things should be posted, or there are other issues involved.
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