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Collapsible Forum Headers to Find Forum Faster RRS feed

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  • I just wanted to recommend that the list of forums be put on some type of collapsible control. This way as you first come into the page, it will show only the major forum categories (e.g. Using Forums, .NET Development, Visual Studio, etc.). This will allow you to quickly drill down into the exact forum area that matches what you want to post. There could also be a new setting in the user's profile for Forum Start State - Collapsed or Expanded.

    I think this would save a lot of time of digging through ALL of the headings to try to find exactly the one you want. Thanks!


    Nathon Dalton
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    Friday, September 17, 2010 5:23 PM

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  • Thank you guys! That is much better! Being able to collapse all of the major headings makes it much quicker to find what you want.
    Nathon Dalton
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    • Marked as answer by Nathon Dalton Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:18 PM
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 3:50 PM
  • Yea much better Nathon,

    But still a kind of bad solution because they have told this nowhere even not in this thread.

    :-)


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    Cor
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:16 AM
  • Yea, but I'm sure they're busy. I've recommended probably a dozen different functional changes to various Microsoft web sites over the years. Most have been implemented, but I've never been notified of the implementation. I just make the recommendation and then some time down the road I generally see it show up.

    One of the one that I recommended that has been the most useful is on the MSDN site where you see documentation about a particular product (e.g. Visual Studio 2010), it used to tell you what version that document pertained to, but wouldn't provide links to the same document for other versions of the product. I recommended that they provide links that would allow you to select the version of the product you want the document to pertain to so you could easily find the same information, but for the product version you have. It was a little while later I saw it show up on the site and it has been INCREDIBLY useful ever since!

    Just got to cut them some slack since they probably receive so many recommendations and are so busy that they don't have time to respond.


    Nathon Dalton
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    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:45 PM