Originally Posted by DaleDe
I don't think it is bias but I do think that during the reorg a better system is needed. When the forum started there were three products iLiad and Sony with US presence and Hanline (Jinke) with mostly Chinese presence. As products were added the ones from the same manufacturer were kept together somewhat and the rest were added to the bottom with some idea of grouping manufacturers together. It doesn't bother me who is first in the list but a lack of perceived bias is important I guess. Mostly I think this is a historic thing followed with with a guess as to popularity. This will be considered in the upcoming forum reorg but no promises.
I don't know if your software allows this - but extending the use of topic tagging might be one way to go. It is already used for Sony devices. If the forum reader could then set a reading filter just to show desired device threads, that would be one way to do it.
The tags are metadata that can be added/changed on the go without modifying the hard coded forum structure.