Last post Jan 19, 2006 07:37 PM by cathal
Jan 02, 2006 03:45 PM|timelord|LINK
A forum just for DotNetNuke and with a really good working search function.
The current forum is a pain to use and search in.
What ever I try to search for, I get a lot of not useable topics who has nothing to do with DNN.
A forum with areas for installing, programming and so on.
So it would be nice with a new forum on the DNN site, and I don't think I'm the only one who wishes this.
Jan 02, 2006 04:42 PM|thegoldwater|LINK
Jan 02, 2006 05:26 PM|JMyung|LINK
Jan 02, 2006 06:35 PM|leupold|LINK
There are so many forums, that it has become difficult to find the right one to post into:
What more are you asking for?
Jan 03, 2006 12:40 AM|IndianGuru|LINK
Jan 03, 2006 02:32 AM|ErikVB|LINK
It's quite simple really:
Although there are a few too many steps involved in searching, IMO the search option is much better than the old one....
Jan 03, 2006 05:20 AM|rodneyjoyce|LINK
Jan 03, 2006 11:16 AM|thegoldwater|LINK
Jan 03, 2006 12:04 PM|brian_c|LINK
This is the first time I have seen the new search functions.
I was having a good new year until I did. Are they serious? Can you imagine writing a software product and doing something like that? This is Microsoft's golden website right.. the reason DNN wants to remain on it?
No remember settings from last search.
No clear all / select all.
No search from within the forum you are at that automatically searches only that forum or including sub-forums.
Why not just leave it like it was. It loads so slow. The forums/subforums are not dynamic, just load them at once! Please!
I think I will just go without searching like I have done for the last month. Not even feasible to use at all.
Jan 19, 2006 04:49 PM|timelord|LINK
Jan 19, 2006 07:37 PM|cathal|LINK
I'm not sure what sort of comment you're hoping for. We have no control over the asp.net forums, we're just guests here, so we can't help with issues you may have with the search. We have added a number of more focussed forums over at
Dotnetnuke.com to help people ask correctly targetted questions for popular topics e.g. skinning, installation, module development etc., as well as forums per each project, where you're able to communicate directly with the project teams themselves. Traffic
has been growing quite nicely, with a couple of hundred posts per day, which we expect to grow in time, but there is still a huge back catalog of answers and historical questions here that are of benefit to many.
At the minute we've been working through getting proper policies in place, so we can start unmoderating people (note: the majority of posts on dotnetnuke.com are moderated in only a few minutes at present), as well as putting some pieces together to make
our lives easier.
There are also practical points to consider such as the fact that many users on this forum have built up reputations and conduct a degree of business through here (they may not have/be able to get the same username on dotnetnuke.com as they use on asp.net
so a change of forums could be disadvantageous for them). Also in many cases people have built up high post counts, which can be a component of Microsoft's choice to grant MVP status, so people may not want to lose that by moving to a new site.
Additionally having a forum on asp.net, exposes us to other users who may not know of dotnetnuke, but see it listed in the forums list here. A larger the community benefits us all.