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David Ford | | Jun 27, 2006 11:40 PM

(could also be: Means needed for differentiating among Topical boards?)

For the following list of Topical message boards, I have some comments and suggestions.

First, the list:

General Chowhounding
Not About Food
Food Media and News

Based upon their names alone, I am not entirely clear what each of these Topical boards should contain. And without a basic understanding of what topics are represented by each board, I will be far less likely to use them -- both as a reader and a poster.

The problem for me is that they all sound like they could contain roughly the same information.

Maybe I am the only one experiencing this confusion. If this is the case, then could someone please shoot over a description of each of these board's content and I will be grateful.

On the other hand, if others like me are baffled, then maybe a good idea would be to make Topical boards into its own page, and then offering a description of generic sounding boards such as these and the content they should contain.


P.S. I am also not clear on the differences between all of your Site Specific boards. For example, what makes it appropriate to post something in User Help and not Site Talk? And how about Feedback: Report Problems? All three sound like they could be used for questions about the site. Do you see my point?

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