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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 5:19 am 
Post subject: Suggestion: Merge the Webi forums

Is it time to merge the two Webi forums? There's very little activity in the Webi 6 forums and generally we have to ask people what version they're on anyway (XIr2, XI3, BO4.x). I 've seen some stray posts in Webi 6 from people on 4.1SP6 recently so it might be confusing for them.

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 8:06 am 
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Funny, I was thinking the same thing the other day. I think that is a good idea.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 9:24 am 
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Good idea. It would have to be done manual a page at a time....167 pages.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 11:00 am 
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I would keep them separate, since the old version, 6.x, is so different than the new version.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 11:31 am 
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It would not have to be manual. I would go into the database and reset the forum ID for all posts from one forum to the other. It's relatively simple to do. If we could rely on folks to enter a version "tag" when creating a new topic, that would separate the versions out.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 11:53 am 
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Sure. I wasn't expecting you to be about though eek.gif
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 1:31 am 
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I would also like to have the subforums separate, for the same reason as Michael already mentioned above.

Maybe 'WebIntelligence XI' could be renamed to e.g. 'WebIntelligence XI, 4.x' that better denotes the fact that the BI 4.x versions are out there and used by probably most of us and we don't live in the XI world only.

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 3:34 am 
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How many people use Webi 6 these days though?

There are more posts in Webi 6 on SP6 for XI 3 and SP6 for BO4 than for genuine Webi 6 these days.

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 8:01 am 
Post subject: Re: Suggestion: Merge the Webi forums

I doubt many people use Webi 6 any more. However, Webi 6, and Webi XI/4.x are so different, I can't see any reason to merge them. Sure, the Webi 6 forum doesn't get too many posts any more, but that's no reason to merge them.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 12:16 pm 
Post subject: Re: Suggestion: Merge the Webi forums

Yet we've got a combined IDT and UDT forum, which are considerably different. and both active at the same time.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 2:19 pm 
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Mark P wrote:
Yet we've got a combined IDT and UDT forum, which are considerably different. and both active at the same time.

... and if people use the "topic tag" it becomes extremely simple to limit the topics to only the product of interest. The Semantic Layer forum was a bit of a test case for that, actually.

If we merge the Webi forums (6.x + XI) together, I would pre-set the topic tag to the appropriate version. Most of the 6.x traffic is going to be extremely old, which would mean those posts won't appear in the initial pages of content.

I'm not really suggesting one solution is better than the other, just outlining the technical implementation.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:38 am 
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Out of interest, how many of the 2016 posts in the 6.x forum do you believe are actually for 6.x?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:04 am 
Post subject: Re: Suggestion: Merge the Webi forums

More and more positing in Webi 6 forum because there isn't a Webi BO4 forum. Could some renaming be done please?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:59 pm 
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The WebI 6 forum has now been locked and the Web Intelligence XI forum renamed as simply Web Intelligence.....you can tag your post with BI4 if relevant.
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