A comparison, for a moment. In theory I like the default appearance of https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/ (at a glance; I’m new there) – a sense of order, and prominence to Categories.
Here, at the time of writing, the partial skeleton of categories is loosely based on some of the points at https://github.com/opensourcedesign/organization/issues/79#issuecomment-291566837
Gut feeling (I need to sleep on this): if categories are introduced too soon – and let’s assume that thoughts on categorisation will shift over time – the effect could be counterproductive, maybe disorienting. Rather than begin with categories, maybe instead:
- perform (or allow) some seeding of topics, to be the flesh
- a reasonable length of time to see how things naturally shape up
- then begin categorising.
Flesh-before-skeleton might be not a norm for starting a forum but that’s what’s in my sleepy early-hours head at the moment.
Off by default. I shouldn’t rush to enable it.