Other vs Uncategorized


#1

I’m probably a little too obsessed with setting categories, but I’ve been thinking for a while on the “other” category and I’m not sure what purpose it serves over “uncategorized”. Ultimately “other” just means whatever we don’t have a better fitting category for. With the existence of uncategorized as an psuedo-category, “other” seems redundant.

I think we should remove the “other” category and leave any topics that would otherwise be labeled as such as uncategorized.

Can anybody think of a reason why we actually need the “other” category?


#2

I feel like “other” should be “off-topic” and “uncategorized” should be for everything soylentish that isn’t categorized. Or vice versa. I don’t know, usually when I post to one or the other I’m actually looking for “off-topic”

Maybe I should just stick to talking about Soylent.


#3

No idea on the OP. But I do wish I could “hide” certain categories which I never ever ever browse.


#4

I usual put off topic in the category of “flagged”. Lol


#5

That’s a good argument in favor of keeping “other”. It’s not much of an issue for me, but in sure it is useful to others.


#6

Uncategorized is the category it belongs in until someone checks where it belongs. It’s how we know you haven’t looked at the thread, yet. :wink:


#7

I was thinking that too…

You guys know me too well now. >.>


#8

Actually I just went a little nuts when I saw the notiification that you “edited” my post. It took me a bit to figure out you weren’t some sort of super-admin, but rather, had set the category.


#9

XD yeah… I update categories frequently.