Clariman wrote:That's good to know. I was concerned that company boards would mean the creation of 100s of boards that would cause a great deal of clutter - and probably sporadic use.
If people do want some sort of place to discuss an individual company and nothing else, I think the way to go would be something like an "Individual companies" group of forums containing forums for companies that start with A, B, C, ..., Z, plus one more for companies that start with a number or other non-letter, and then do the companies as topics within those forums. People could then bookmark the topics for the companies they were interested in. It wouldn't be entirely satisfactory only having one "thread" per company, but I think it would be just about workable and wouldn't involve too much clutter.
That said, I'm not pushing for that to be done - I made very little use of company boards on TMF and don't see that general lack of interest in them changing. I'm just recording the thought while I have it, in case it ever proves useful.
One other comment is that if Lemon Fool ever expands to anything like the scale of the TMF UK boards, even without the company boards, I think the issue of clutter is going to be a very real one. In particular, a noticeable feature of what I've seen so far is that there's a general assumption in the user interface that the user wants to see stuff about all the boards, which even without the company boards would have been a daunting prospect - see http://www.fool.co.uk/help/community/boards-a-to-z/ . That assumption can be worked around - but the results are a bit clunky and it's less than obvious how it should be done, so I do expect clutter to become an issue...