[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2191: Support Theme: Sub-forums are not discoverable

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#2191: Support Theme: Sub-forums are not discoverable
 Reporter:  Clorith         |       Owner:
     Type:  defect          |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:
Component:  Support Forums  |  Resolution:
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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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