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Windows 7: General Community Related Question

06 Jan 2016   #1
joedaman633

Windows 10 x64
 
 
General Community Related Question

Hi all,

I was just wondering, what influenced the decision to split up the Windows 7, 8 and 10 forums into separate discussion forums? I'd have thought it would be beneficial to have integrated them all into one?

Apologies if this is in the wrong section!

Cheers,
Joe


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06 Jan 2016   #2
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joedaman633 View Post
Hi all,

I was just wondering, what influenced the decision to split up the Windows 7, 8 and 10 forums into separate discussion forums? I'd have thought it would be beneficial to have integrated them all into one?

Apologies if this is in the wrong section!

Cheers,
Joe
Well, they are quite different beasts. Might as well have a single forum for PC's, Macs and Linux.
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06 Jan 2016   #3
joedaman633

Windows 10 x64
 
 

I just thought as they were similar platforms that the userbase would have an interest across all areas!
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06 Jan 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well, then that user can go to each forum, lumping them all together would be crazy, too many heads butting

We`d all be saying 8 and 10 stink and they`d get mad and so on

But seriously, keeping them seperate is better
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06 Jan 2016   #5
joedaman633

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Well, then that user can go to each forum, lumping them all together would be crazy, too many heads butting

We`d all be saying 8 and 10 stink and they`d get mad and so on
That's the fun part!

Haha, thanks for your input chaps.
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06 Jan 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Here are the sister forums. One can join which ones they want to.
It's not hard to do and it does make things a lot more organized. These forums are listed at the bottom of every page on this forum.

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06 Jan 2016   #7
joedaman633

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Eek, there's different OS sections on the PC help forum too... I'll, er, try and keep it simple and keep to this one and maybe the Windows 10 one x)
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06 Jan 2016   #8
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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06 Jan 2016   #9
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

When they are all horses of a different color it makes it easier when problems/questions arise and you
don't have to go round and round getting to what version is being used as all have their unique
differences in what they respond to and what it takes to fix it.
I can't help you fix a Ford when you have a Chevy. Too many Q's and it becomes discombobulated.
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06 Jan 2016   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Joe

The forums have grown organically over the last ten years and it was decided when Windows 7 replaced Vista that a separate forum would be the best idea, and we have followed this successful formula ever since.

As an experiment as to whether it would be better to combine all Windows versions into one forum we acquired PC help forums to see how that format would work, It's nowhere near as good as the separate forums.

As for the separation being better to stop arguments between fanboys of any particular operating system verbally abusing others who choose to use a different operating system, this is never an issue - if anybody starts it they'll soon be banned from all our sites permanently
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