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    Smartboard/IWB section

    I've been thinking :P

    There doesn't seem to be any real support for SMARTBoards over here and I was wondering if we should have a sub-forum for them where we can build up our own knowledge base.

    Once we've got something going - we could invite people from Steljes (the distributor and only agent in the country AFAIK.

    I'd even suggest taking it further and having a whole section for IWBs (or maybe a differnent title to include slate/projectors and tablet Pcs/projectors and have sub-sections for each major product SMART /Promeathean/ others/ slates
    /tabletpc etc

    What do people/management think?

    regards

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    Re: Smartboard/IWB section

    Isn't the hardware forum sufficient?

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    Re: Smartboard/IWB section

    Problem is we have one hand people saying not enough forums we need one for this and then other hand we have people who say we have too many forums.

    As part of version 2.0 we are going to look at forums to see where we can expand or cutdown as need be.

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    Re: Smartboard/IWB section

    We currently have 42 sections. Creating yet another for a single type of hardware seems excessive.

    ++ on trimming forums.

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    Re: Smartboard/IWB section

    Sub forums to the main headings make it easier to search for items.

    That way the front end looks nice and neat and reflects the contents:

    eg

    Hardware
    >>>>>>PCs
    >>>>>>Laptops/PDAs
    >>>>>>Servers

    Software
    >>>>>>Operating Systems
    >>>>>>>>>>>>*Nix
    >>>>>>>>>>>>Microsoft
    >>>>>>>>>>>>Apple
    >>>>>>Education Software
    >>>>>>QCA KS3 Pilot

    etc etc etc



    We just need a tidy up really

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    Re: Smartboard/IWB section

    As part of version 2.0 we are going to look at forums to see where we can expand or cutdown as need be.
    Why wait -JDI (or are we a county ISP now :P )

    I'm with Alan on sub-forum convention - the one i'd like
    is
    Code:
    Hardware
    Software
    Otherware(need better title) - IWB 
                                  - SMART
                                  - Promethean
                                  - Slates/Tablets
                                  - Other
    The reason for having separate forums is to have stickies at the top for the FAQs

    regards

    Simon

    PS I'd actually change whole structure and have like this

    Networks - Software
    - Hardware

    Operating Systems - WfWG 3.11
    - Win95
    - Win98b
    - Others :P

    FFS - I hate teachers
    - I really hate teachers
    - I hate teachers and anyone else who dares use MY computers

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    Re: Smartboard/IWB section

    call it AV section then it can include projectors etc

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    A system includes hardware/software/firmware

    I don't mind having a dedicated forum for product sets like interactive whiteboards, because sometimes we have a problem whose solution might involve addressing one or more of the system components: hardware, software, firmware. Where should you place the post if you don't know where to look?

    I like the Unix idea of atomic storage which can be pointed to by multiple inodes.

    Or an approximate equivalent, the idea of 'tagging' a post so that it'll be accessible in multiple ways.

    You shouldn't have to classify your post into only one box, even though it may (if you like) have one "home" category.

    Anyway, now I need to find out where the actual forum is, rather than the discussion thread talking about its establishment.

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