|Consolidate more info|
Make it easier to access the really valuable info collected here
A lot of good work has been done in this area, but I still think it's the biggest potential area for improvement. Vast amounts of incredibly valuable information has collected here over the years, but sometimes it still takes a fair amount of digging to find it. IMO the best way to improve the site would be to put more work into collecting and categorizing the best quality posts into a coherent guide to webmastery.
There is a library for each forum where the most interesting threads are stored. But I have to admit, when I first became a member it took me many months to discover that tiny little link in the top menu which pointed to the library posts.
Yes, that's what I meant about good work being done in this area -- there is the library, and stickies with links to good info and so forth. This is all good and I'm not discounting its value.
However, the Google SEO forum library, for example, has 565 uncategorized threads in it.
What I'm talking about is not just collecting the best threads into a library, but actually mining them for useful information and assembling that into a guide format, with chapters and subsections and so forth, all containing links to the relevant threads and perhaps allowing for commentary on the guide itself.
I realize that would be a lot of work... but hey, you asked!
I think the latest search rollout will solve some of the "find it" problems. Consolidation of best posts ranks right up there with avatars, voting, ranking, reputation as things not needed. The current library function seems to serve well.
|The current library function seems to serve well. |
I agree with this. With the search engines constantly changing I come here looking for the latest news/info not the old stuff... and everything turns into old stuff.
yep and there is lots of older out of date articles that can be linked to the more recent/updated thread
@thelostagency: Has anyone said hello and welcome to Webmasterworld?
The recent search function roll out for WW is spot on for finding articles/posts. Current "recommend" serves purpose well... but is thread based not individual post based. For me the thread is more important than "me"... which is the problem with "me" based forums as opposed to "information" forums.
Ask me (this me, the me that is adding an opinion to a place where I treasure INFO) you can find it if you look. You will find helpful folks to answer the same 100 frequently asked questions, and get no attitude for the answer.
Long and short, there is a professionalism among these members in how they deal with each other, the new guys, and the web. Beautiful mix. Rare to find.