#95 Forum Categorization


Dear Support,

I think the new platform/forum are great! However, I also think that the forum in it's current form needs more and diverse categorization.
I'd suggest to start to add the old school forum categories (the relevant ones at least) from which most have "disappeared".
This to accommodate searching of old forum posts, and letting people to accustom to the new style of forum.

Hoping to hear from you and with kind regards,



  • Ingo

    Ingo - 2020-03-06

    Hi Aliazzz,
    which categories are you missing?

    The plan was to have an easier choice for where you post things.
    Finding posts should be possible through the search. I hope, that this is now much better than on the old forum. If you have examples of queries, with which you didn't have success, let us know. I think improving the search gives us more benefit than more categories. At least if "finding topics" is the issue.

  • aliazzz

    aliazzz - 2020-03-06

    Codesys Store Products Category

  • Ingo

    Ingo - 2020-03-06

    Good one! This category summarizes so many totally different products. Does it really make sense to categorize those?

    The question is:
    You as someone like me, who loves to help others. Would you especially watch the Store Products forum, because that's the topic with whoch you can help people best?

  • i-campbell

    i-campbell - 2020-03-06

    The reduction in categories was partly my idea. I originally wanted no categories. :)
    My reasoning is: With the old forum there were maybe 15 categories. Say I had a problem getting Depictor to work on my Raspberry Pi. Do I post in Visu, SoftMotion, or Raspberry Pi? Or is my problem actually a development system problem?
    Because I know CODESYS better than I did a year ago, I know that post should probably go in Visu but someone with SoftMotion interest could probably answer it.
    And if you didn't use SoftMotion you probably never went to that forum. In that case you probably missed the post on "can I run 6axis of SoftMotion on a raspberry Pi with 1ms update?". But wow, what an interesting question!
    To me, the default view should be without any categories. When you create a new topic, you are forced to tag at least one CODESYS Component. There is then an optional filtered view, where you can say "only if Pi is tagged. Only if Visu or Recipe or Depictor or Alarm is tagged." It should also be possible for another user to tag a thread someone else has started. So I might say "actually this thread is related to linux runtime" and tag it as such. This might then catch the attention of Ingo.
    Even the German corner could be done like this. I can then create a filter "not tagged German" if I have no interest in copy pasting into deepl.
    I think the component tagging would be more helpful than creating silos. Will help your searching too.

  • aliazzz

    aliazzz - 2020-03-07

    I originally wanted no categories. :)

    hihihihihihi Just joking!

    I think the component tagging would be more helpful than creating silos. Will help your searching too.
    A very good idea if everybody tags their post. We must promote tagging posts more! Then we can do away with "silo thinking" faster and organically.


    Last edit: aliazzz 2020-03-07
  • Ingo

    Ingo - 2020-03-28

    I think the discussion found and end for now. So I will close this ticket for now.

  • Ingo

    Ingo - 2020-03-28
    • labels: Current Forum Structure -->
    • status: open --> closed

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