Sorry, I missed that and thought the locking might have been an accident. Apparently it happened a long time ago. Thanks for answering.
I agree with all of that.Heater wrote: ↑Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:49 amForum reshuffle is nice.
I have one little gripe
Why is it that when I hit "Other Programming Languages" the first thing that hits me in the face is "Windows 10 for IoT"?
Then "Wolfram". If I don't scroll down I might think that's it. The actual stuff of the section, posts about other programming languages, is hidden out of sight.
Never mind that Windows 10 for IoT is not a programming language and so does not belong there at all.
They are not sorted by popularity, otherwise Python would get the first line in "Programming", C/C++ the second line, and Bare metal/Assembler the third line.Why Wolfram gets a headline spot with so few users posting is a mystery as well.
It also doesn't help that the forum considers them all for the "unread messages" flag. It's unnecessary busywork to go in to a top level group and find that there's only something posted into some sub-group I don't care about. A deep hierarchy is not helpful for the way this forum software works.
I would not expect them to be.They are not sorted by popularity...
Yes this is the point I was making earlier in the thread! I would expect the posts at the bottom of the page to be the latest posts from all the subsections/subforums, not essentially an untitled hidden subforum.
Why do you think Scratch should be sent to the void that is 'Other Programming Languages'? It's the most popular programming language for Education (especially at primary) which is what the Pi was designed for.hippy wrote: ↑Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:09 pmI think a very decent job has been done. Well done. My own thoughts -
"Announcements" should be at the top of the Community section. "Other..." should always be the very last in all sections.
Within "Programming", "Python" should appear above "Java", and "Scratch" should drop down in to the "Other programming languages" section. It may worth adding a "NodeRed" in the "other"section considering it is Pi supported.
The "For Sale" and "Wanted" sections could reasonably be moved to the bottom of "Community".
I don't think 'Other Programming Languages' is a void. But I don't think Scratch is a mainstream programming language in the same sense that C/C++, Python and Java is.Forris wrote: ↑Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:27 pmWhy do you think Scratch should be sent to the void that is 'Other Programming Languages'?
Perhaps move it to "Education / Staffroom, classroom and projects" alongside Astro Pi, Mathematica, and other education related subjects. It is, as you note, primarily used within an education environment.
Alternatively, they could be organized based on number of posts. That way the languages people have the most questions about and find the most confusing would be first.
That would work for me.Alternatively, they could be organized based on number of posts. That way the languages people have the most questions about and find the most confusing would be first.