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Location: St. Paul, MN
VisorCentral starts work on TreoCentral.com
As part of our ongoing process for making VisorCentral.com better, the creation and integration with TreoCentral.com has started.
Recently you may have noticed that VisorCentral.com separated the Visor and the Treo parts of our boards. This is all part of an ongoing process to create a Handspring Treo specific site called TreoCentral.com.
There are really four parts to the merger between VisorCentral and our new site TreoCentral. The first is the site. While it is not done yet, TreoCentral.com will have a slightly different look (new colors perhaps), yet will maintain the same design. TreoCentral should be live officialy by the end of the week.
The second part of TreoCentral.com is the integration with VisorCentral.com. While we believe that broad sites are good, focused sites make it easier to quickly find information on a specific topic. Thus, TreoCentral will focus on Treo news and reviews , and VisorCentral will focus on Visor related stories. VisorCentral will do also. But the two sites will share news and reviews that are relevant to both devices - software, news about Handspring etc. This will be done seamlessly, with most users not noticing its there. We're doing this because we want a new Treo user to have a focused site - free of distractions of other news and etc. - we invite new Treo owners to our boards, and hope that great discussion comes from it.
Yet not everybody wants to have to visit two sites to see news on relevant devices, and we understand that. One of the great things about the current design of VisorCentral is the sidebar. In the sidebar on both sites, you will see the latest news and reviews from the appropriate sister site. Eventually these sidebars will be completely customizable, but for now they will stay with similar contents.
The last thing that will change is the boards.
We have separated the two boards to make it easier for beginners who want to know just about the Treo (or Visor), and to enable us to have a broader arrange of forum topics without having a long list of unneeded topics on the screen. You can currently choose to view the Visor board, the Treo board, or both at the same time. Later this week you will be able to make a permanent, stored selection of what board you want to view - until than, we recommend you bookmark the board view you want. Because of this new system, we will be able to have much more in-depth topics of the Treo - which before we didn't have.
Between the two boards there are several shared topics. These are topics that we feel are shared by both devices - like software, or the off-topic and marketplace discussions on VisorCentral. Every post in the shared forums, will be available to read in the other forum, and vice versa. What is different though is that fact that one site has Visor related discussion, and the other has Treo related topics. Below is a list of how all the topics currently are arranged.
Topics shared by both boards (a post in these forums on TreoCentral, will also show up on VisorCentral and vice-versa)
Other Areas of Interest
-A Place to Test things out
These topics are only available on the VisorCentral board:
-Visor General Chat
-Visor Neo & Visor Pro
-Visor & Deluxe
-How To / Troubleshooting
These topics are only available on the TreoCentral board:
-Treo General Chat
-How To / Troubleshooting
We hope that you will like these changes, and we hope that in the end they will help create the best Visor AND Treo sites on the net.
What do you think? Make sure to tell us below!