First off, I get that this is a large, very active forum with multi-national posters so site organisation is always going to be challenging and perhaps a little hap hazzard.
I think another factor this that Roon runs all of its support function in parallel to the general discussion forums. Sometimes one topic bleeds into another.
The main issues are:
Topics generated with no categorisation at all. This is easily fixed by mandating a category before allowing the post. This feature is in the board admin settings.
Support topics that are posted in the #roon heading. This is to the detriment of the poster because they don’t get the attention of @support in a timely way. It’s also more difficult to track the outcome to a conclusion. There is further ambiguity because often support for specific platform issues get posted in the Roon Software sub-category headings (e.g. #roon:appleios ) that aren’t mirrored in the Support section.
Are there too many sub-categories? Are people less familiar with the board software and how to use it? Do people need more prompts from the board software before posting to put topics in the right category?
I propose one immediate answer is that @moderators should be much more aggressively “re-homing” posts into the right category. It would also give their busy fingers less time to actually delete and modify posts (this is a joke for the avoidance of doubt ).
Category reorganisation and prioritisation could also be optimised a bit too. Currently, #support sits underneath #live-radio in the category ordering. Given the levels of activity, should it sit higher so that a new visitor to the front page sees Support without potentially having to scroll down through the list of categories.
Would welcome your thoughts. Is this even an issue for other people?