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I can see mostly PIC user in this forum. If it is categorized by brand/company, PIC sub-forum will be crowded.
In PIC processors, 8-bits processors are mostly used. If it is categorized by processor families, 8-bits processors sub-forum will be crowded.
If it is all crowded at the same sub-forum and other sub-forum get ignored, I think it makes no difference..
How about categorized by programming language?
These are just my own opinion. Anyway I voted for yes
I voted yes because:
It would make it easier for users to browse for tips on a specific micros.
Navigation wouldn't be an issue for me because I simply view "New Posts" and use "Subscribed threads" in user CP anyway.
It's not even close to the posting level where it needs to be broken out.
I would suggest toning down on the new forums all together. Get rid of the unused ones. That 'Computers' section was just a bad idea. The more fragmented you make the forum the more difficult it is to navigate and the more fragmented you make the user base.
Hi Guys, thanks for voting and thanks for explaining why.
There are defiantly a lot of PIC related posts which is a big factor to consider. I guess we could leave the main Micro Controllers forum the same and then just add a few sub forums for the less common types (AVR) like Nigel mentions..
What I am trying to accomplish by this change is to allow some of the smaller micro controller families to get a fair view instead of being a needle in a haystack.. What seems to be happening at the moment is someone can post a topic about a non PIC Micro Controller and within a day it's already on the second page..
What would you guys consider the most commonly discussed Micro Controller families?