I don’t interact with the categories system directly —I just check New and subscribe to those threads I like, so updates appear on Latest—. For what I’ve read here, I’m not the only one. I think moderators and categorizing-people like you both are more aware of the categories in a daily basis.
I’m specially lousy at classifying things. I always struggle at putting things in their right box (for who?). But since you are empathetic people and you are doing a thorought work considering new visitors, I’ll just make some observations, completely IMHO:
- Since we have sub-s, we should try to keep super-s at a minimum
or they will conquer us humansand generic and broad to avoid paralysis by analysis.
- Making super-s verbs will express actions, engaging new people and embracing multiple sub-s coherently: “I came to the forum to discuss about the company and to participate in software development and local communities”.
Discuss — Participate — Help — Market is my preference over
Café — Community/Movement — Help — Guides? — Market.
- Discuss — Participate — Help — Market is my preference over
- Meta should
dissapearbe a non-verb super-, I guess, because it has enough size to not be inside Discuss.
- Help - “Alternative OSes” could be just “Other OSes”, because LOS has a sub- of its own.
That’s all for now.