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Merging the endless quantity of forums to something understandable for Microsoft Customers RRS feed

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  • If we were looking in past to the newsgroups on Usenet we saw endless Microsoft Newsgroups. Most were seldom used and never got replies because nobody was looking to those. 
    In an extrapolation of this we see this in the Microsoft Forums (Some newsgroups names are used which where already wrong in the newsgroups but those are created as forums). Endless forums where persons seldom get an answer, but also many confusion by Microsoft customers which forum is for what. And then as result some extra active moderators think their duty is to move the questions around and as last to the Off Topic forum (which is currently one of the most active forums on MSDN). 
    Why not move those empty forums together with the more general ones and also move forum with nothing saying names like "language" (which were the most active C# and VB newsgroup with wrong names) to the general ones (which was the way they were used in Newsgroups). 
    Also try than to give a good description for a forum which is understandable for users from the forum and not made by a person who is the forum administrator or moderator simply because it is his job to create or administrate those forums. (The shorter the description the better)

    Some people think the more special forums there are the better customers can find those. However, the result is that nobody looks to their questions and they get a very bad Microsoft experience. (This is what the newsgroups has taught us)


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    • Edited by Cor Ligthert Wednesday, February 8, 2012 10:58 AM
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 10:52 AM

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