Was just wondering if i was alone in thinking that a few sub-forums Hexus has could be merged. Mainly the sub-forums that get a very limited number of new threads a week in, if that.
My main target is the 'small form factor and portables' sub forum linked below. With the uptake of HTPCs picking up pace more and more many of the build ideas and questions are put straight into hexus.hardware when in theory, they should(?) be put in the small form factor area. Im guessing this forum was implemented when small form factor PCs were still very limited, and therefore didnt require much attention.
With laptops being a secondary point, i feel they get a much smaller audience then they otherwise could have, iv been frequenting hexus for a while now, and tbh iv never really stumbled accross this sub forum, when laptops have always been an interest of mine. I just wonder if there are other people who may be in a similar boat.
What brought this up was a question i had about buying a Dell Inspiron vs Dell Studio laptop, two laptops which i think are quite common on this forum (from seeing it in peoples sigs, to comments in other threads). I am curious to see how many views and replies it willl get in the sub-forum over the next couple of days, compared to how many it would i think it would get in hexus.hardware.
This is just my opinion though, so id be curious to see what other people think!
edit; i did a search for the term 'laptop' in the thread title, and i found that a lot of people had just put laptop topics in the hexus.hardware section, this could be down to knowing they will get a great deal more views then in the small form factor section, or not realising laptops had their own sub-forum (even if it is shared) on hexus. Both of these i recon could be proof that the sub-forum is being rendered obsolete?