Windows Forms vs. Windows Forums (with a u) RRS feed

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  • I notice that many people confuse Windows Forums with Windows Forms.  Perhaps we should rename the Windows Forms General forum to something more related to development.  It doesn't help that it has the word "General" in there either, because I'm sure some people think that generalizes it to all Windows issues.  Perhaps "Programming Windows Forms Applications" or something that might help people disambiguate it from forums about general windows issues.

    Recent examples such as this and this.

    • Edited by Wyck Monday, June 2, 2014 12:51 PM fixed sloppy spelling
    Monday, June 2, 2014 12:51 PM

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  • I'm not sure that would help ;)

    We get dozens of questions related to SharePoint in the "TechNet Sandbox forum"

    We also get Visual Studio questions there...


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    Monday, June 2, 2014 3:33 PM
  • There really doesn't seem to be much rhyme nor reason to where a lot of these threads show up.

    I sit in the TechNet Website Feedback forum simply because so many threads get created there that need to be asked over on Answers and that forum is basically a ghost town now that Microsoft killed the subscriptions.

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 3:38 PM
  • There really doesn't seem to be much rhyme nor reason to where a lot of these threads show up.

    I think it would be very interesting to find out the mental process of people who post to the wrong forum.

    Is it that the forum design is just so terrible, or are these folks just totally clueless? Or some combination of the two?

    I do not think that the multiple-forum view in the (now year old) redesign was helpful in this regard.

    The form/forum confusion might well be a real effect -- I had not thought of it before.

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP

    Monday, June 2, 2014 7:01 PM