its nice that we have directories in our forums so its easier to find topics, but with the amount of traffic this place get anymore what if we just pooled everything into the general forum? maybe it would increase members as it would look like a busy forum?
Thanks for the idea, but I doubt it ... as long as we've got our high quality and smart, savvy discussions, we frankly don't worry that much about seasonal rising and falling quantity, and I think a newcomer visiting the board would be more pleased to see, "Hey, there's a great choice of forums for every interest here" than "Wow, there are a lot of posts in this one big (good luck finding what you want) forum."
To put my two cents in and I hope that it is ok being the major newbie and all...but I do like your setup here very nice and easy to navigate. Also some of the most helpful and friendly people. Thanks for a great place to come and learn and to find help.
so would i, but its hard to have quality with no quantity at all. its not a seasonal thing either, during the peak times this place still crawls. and isnt this supposed to be about the busy time? i cant even get one thread about a new pc game going, and there is NO pc games comming out right now.
Well, I think more people might be searching the archives before asking. These days people "Google" everything, and the answers are very good. I know we have many guests, and there have been a few cases where I've posted a question here and then searched the internet for solutions, only to find my thread at HWC as #1 or #2 on the search results. My Gateway notebook thread comes up quickly, since the model I bought at Best Buy isn't even listed on Gateway's website! I guess the point I'm trying to make is that despite the lack of widespread participation, I think quite a few people are still visiting and viewing all the time. In a way, HWC has become more like a talk/radio show--we get a few callers, but we have far more listeners. How's that for a terrible analogy?