Moderator Note: Please read this thread
before contributing here.
The current site re-structuring and several recent threads have lead us to believe that brewing research is an area that deserves a category of its own on BIABrewer. The first step to enable this was to move, "BIABrewer.info Research," from the category it was under into it's own new category
. To get things started we have created a few 'mock' forums
and moved existing threads
into these new 'mock' forums.
Much more needs to be done.
A Good Structure of the Research Category Needs your Brain Power.
BIABrewer has put virtually no thought into this new, "BIABrewer.info Research," category. What you currently see is a very quick and poor lay-out of some ideas inspired by those who have written in this thread
amongst others. A good category structure is very difficult to think through. This category is probably as hard as any other category we have here. At the end of the day though, everything needs to look simple and logical.
At the moment, in this category, we have a mess of ideas that need to be structured. There is no hurry to do this*.What's the Difference between a Category/Forum/Announcement/Stickie/Thread?Category:
If you click on the home page of BIABrewer.info, you'll see that the categories appear in dark green. The first is, "Collect Your Site Keys Here," followed by, "BIABrewerBar - Pull up a seat and relax." The last category atm is, the one we are in, "BIABrewer.info Research (New Category - Structure still being drafted.)Forum:
If you have a look at the second category on BIABrewer, you'll see six forums starting with, "BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members," through to, "Your Feedback." Announcements (Not in every forum):
If you click on the forum, "BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members," you will currently see three announcements. The first is, "How Did You Find the Registration Process?"Stickies (Not in every forum):
Under the above announcement you will see, "Use this Thread to Convert Recipes to Suit Your Equipment."Threads/Topics:
What you are reading now is a thread or topic. An important thread can be made into a sticky. A really important thread can be made into an announcement.
Making Things Easy for the Users (Low Friction)
As mentioned above, this category is currently a mess. For a start, there are too many forums, no announcements and no stickies. How would you structure it so as any user could quickly find something interesting to read or something to contribute to?
This is one of the few categories we can invite input from all members and structure publicly as there were so few prior threads. Hopefully some of you will enjoy the challenge and make some suggestions.
*It might take a little while but I'm sure you will come up with something great.
NOTE: If you just have some general thoughts you would like to express, please use this thread