[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2191: Support Theme: Sub-forums are not discoverable
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Fri Nov 11 22:04:54 UTC 2016
#2191: Support Theme: Sub-forums are not discoverable
Reporter: Clorith | Owner:
Type: defect | Status: new
Priority: normal | Milestone:
Component: Support Forums | Resolution:
Comment (by bcworkz):
mapk's suggestion of including a link in the description is a good, easy,
quick fix, but it doesn't really address the ramifications of having
hierarchical forums in the first place. For one thing, such a link does
not give us a description of what that sub-forum is for, and including a
description in the parent forum's description would be confusing.
On a basic level, the grid layout of forums does not lend itself to
hierarchical forums at all simply because there isn't room, and making
room would add a lot of whitespace to forums without sub-forums.
To be consistent with a hierarchical structure, if there was to be a sub-
forum link anywhere, it should occur below the main forum's link. This
does not solve the lack of space problem for a description. That could be
solved with a fly-out box triggered by the sub-forum link instead of going
directly to the sub-forum. The fly-out would be a replica of a forum's
grid content, except it would be for the sub-forum. The image below
illustrates the concept. Forgive the graphics, that's not what I'm
suggesting, consider only the concept.
I see flaws with this concept as well, but I'm throwing it out there in
hopes it'll trigger a better thought in someone. I actually support not
having hierarchical forums at all, but as Clorith said, the ability to
support hierarchy should be in place.
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