Originally Posted by Laura@NBF
Hmmm... okay... I have been studying the Ubuntu forums here for a bit... Honestly, I am not really sure what parts people are enjoying. Could you give me some details? For me, it's hard to read... I am not clear on what exactly I am missing.
As far as Ubuntu forums goes, there are a few things that makes those forums special... First off, all of the forum's sections are very easy to find on the main page. It's all there right in the center. You may have to spend a few minutes reading over the page, but the layout is very easy to pick up on.
The second thing I like is that there's really not many graphical elements. It's mostly just text and a few descriptive icons. I think the actual discussion layout is perfectly layed out. You know exactly where the important text is, and you still have access to other useful info like avatars and user info. It's very easy for me to follow the thread. Unfortunately with the current state of notebookforums I'm a little strained trying to pick out the useful text because it gets lost in the design.
Now ubuntu has a weird color scheme so you should probably not focus on that, but rather the layout and design. I'm sure nbf would have some kind of blue theme.
Finally, check out the search features in ubuntuforums... The best i've ever seen. I might try and make up a ubuntuforums/notebook forums hybrid mockup for the hell of it.