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    The "AutoLISP, VBA, the CUI & Customisation" forum has become a very lively part of the AutoCAD Forums and probably needs a structural review in order to acommodate growth in the future. I'm currently undertaking a review of the structure of the whole board prior to a major upgrade to be implemented shortly (next few weeks).

    Is seems to me that we probably have too many topics grouped in this forum and there are some topics missing (.NET and Object ARX?).

    My initial thought is to create a new section of the forum entitled "AutoCAD Customization" and have perhaps 4 forums within that section:
    1. The CUI, Custom Hatches/Linetrypes etc.
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    3. VBA, .NET, Object ARX etc. (all programming other than LISP)
    4. Application Archive (new name for the AutoLISP Archive to include for other APIs)

    The temptation is to have one forum for each API but experience has taught me that it's better to allow forums to grow organically and split them as required rather than create a forum for every different topic and end up with some very quiet areas.

    I'd very much welcome your thoughts on this and let me know if you think I've missed anything out.
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    My thoughts are that as time has progressed the nature of the members whom frequent this forum has changed from willing to learn an API to more requesting/demanding that code be provided; and perhaps I have encouraged this shift due to my willingness to post complete programs. This has led me to post less frequently and rather post hints of how to get to a solution (or link to code I have already written), rather than complete programs.

    I think the majority of members are oriented towards LISP/Visual LISP, and only a small proportion are versed in .NET and even fewer in ObjectArx; and so many threads relating to these topics are commonly referred to theSwamp where more members can help out - having separate forums for these API's can only increase interest and be beneficial.

    Well, those are my thoughts,

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    I love that idea David,

    If anything, It will make it easier to find what you are looking for as well as reduce an overcrowding situation on this forum. I was just wondering how existing threads and posts already on this forum for any topic will be separated or will they remain as is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Buzzard View Post
    I was just wondering how existing threads and posts already on this forum for any topic will be separated or will they remain as is?
    Good point - the Mods have a lot of work on their hands... I would be happy to help out in any way that I could
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Buzzard View Post
    I was just wondering how existing threads and posts already on this forum for any topic will be separated or will they remain as is?
    I would aim to move threads to the most appropriate forum. Obviously, the bulk are LISP and would remain in this forum but others would be moved. Probably not necessary to go back into the mists of time but maybe the last 6 months or so.

    This idea was partly prompted by a member who wanted to post a .NET tutorial but couldn't find the best place to post it - hopefully, a new more inclusive structure would encourage more activity and .NET is an obvious omission.
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    as one of those who prefers VBA and is trying to get to grips with .NET I would welcome anything that separates the threads - if for no other reason than I would be able to find my posts more easilly

    The one drawback is that often people come asking for a XXXX solution when that may not be the most appropriate way but I think that confusion is mainly through people wanting finished code, not those asking for help.
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    It may have changed but, at one time the “AutoLISP Archive” was a restricted forum: Will the new Application Archive be open to all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEANT View Post
    It may have changed but, at one time the “AutoLISP Archive” was a restricted forum: Will the new Application Archive be open to all?
    I was wondering about that too
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEANT View Post
    It may have changed but, at one time the “AutoLISP Archive” was a restricted forum: Will the new Application Archive be open to all?
    Good question. I'm open to suggestions. How would you like to use it? My initial idea was to keep that forum closed to general postings so that any completed routines could be moved there after doing the rounds in the other forums but maybe it should be open so that anyone could contribute. I think we need some logical system in order to keep things tidy but you guys would know best what would work. What I'm saying is "this is your forum, how would you like it to function?"
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    Not trying to sound arrogant/elitist but I don't think it should be open - as we don't really want erroneous LISP routines in there...
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