Topic Category Option

Write suggestions and new ideas in here
More ideas here http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/welcome
Forum rules
  • Only post ideas here that are specifically about the Linux Mint distribution or its websites.
  • So that developers and users from any distribution can discuss ideas in one place, post ideas about improving software to the collaboration website for that software instead.
Post Reply
Mik3e
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 209
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:54 pm

Topic Category Option

Post by Mik3e »

I suggest that the New Topic form include a Topic Category option. It would be a drop-down control with the 10 to 15 most common topic categories for the given forum, and Not Elsewhere Classified at the bottom. The category list in Desktop would include Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, XFCE, etc. The Networking list would have Samba, router, ethernet, wireless, etc. Software would have Firefox, Nemo, Software Sources, etc. Installation would have Mint 18.1, Mint 18, GRUB, UEFI, Live CD, Dual Boot, etc. In the forum display the Category and Subject would be combined to form the topic title (ie Category: Subject). Putting topics in categories will help the posters, moderators, and those of us trying to learn something, and it could be a useful search option.
Mike

User avatar
xenopeek
Level 24
Level 24
Posts: 24276
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Topic Category Option

Post by xenopeek »

Mik3e wrote:The category list in Desktop would include Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, XFCE, etc.
How does this differ from the subforums we have for the same in the Desktops & Window Managers category? viewforum.php?f=54
Mik3e wrote:The Networking list would have Samba, router, ethernet, wireless, etc. Software would have Firefox, Nemo, Software Sources, etc. Installation would have Mint 18.1, Mint 18, GRUB, UEFI, Live CD, Dual Boot, etc.
This is too specific to turn into forums within our Networking category or to convert our Software & Applications forum to a category and turn your suggestions into subforums within that.

I get that you mean something else with "topic category" (more like tags) but with the phpBB software that this board uses that is what a category means: a group of related forums. phpBB doesn't offer an option to add tags to topics as you suggest, at least not that I know of.
Mik3e wrote:Putting topics in categories will help the posters, moderators, and those of us trying to learn something, and it could be a useful search option.
Mike
If you click the cogwheel icon next to the search box in the top right of this page you go to advanced search search.php. You can narrow your search to specific categories and forums.
Image

Post Reply

Return to “Suggestions & New Ideas”