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    I'm a new member, so I don't really know how much threads there are, but wouldn't it be a good thing if the Excel forum was divided into smaller parts?

    I'm a frequent user of a good Swedish forum, where they have a couple of different areas, and you can see a the few last posts in every forum in one page. Like

    Spreadsheet functions
    Q1
    Q2
    Q3

    VBA-Macros
    Q1
    Q2
    Q3

    ...


    I don't know if that's impossible, but I really like that structure - it's much easier to find your post, and in cases where you aren't interested in particular subjects, you just ignore them.

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    Hi Niklas,

    Your idea was originally used on this forum, but the general consensus was that it was counter productive. I think we initially had a VBA section and a spreadsheet function section, but the problem with that was this

    Most solutions providers on this board fall into one of these two categories. This lead to the forum becoming blinkered. i.e. sometimes a original poster asks for a solution in VBA, but a worksheet function solution is more appropriate and vice versa. Since we had two discrete forums for these, what we had was the spreadsheet function people looking only in that section and the VBA people looking only in that section. The outcome was that the original poster wasn't getting the full attention of the forum to get the "best" solution. (additionally, some people would post a VBA question in the function forum and vice versa, so this kind of screwed things up).

    I personally liked the idea of separate forums, in theory, but unfortunately in practise it just didn't pan out too well.

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