It's become apparent that the category options here on The Hub could be improved. During the development of GTAC Knowledge, I spent time working on the groupings used there and have since worked up a plan to better align the categories in our community with some of those used in GTAC Knowledge. Before I work to implement these, I want to give everyone a chance to comment and provide feedback on them.
What you see below are two slides I used to solicit responses internally on these topics.
Please have a look and let me know what you think.
Categories on the left are the existing set of options. The ones on the right will be what you see when you go to the Categories page, and will be your new options when starting new conversations. Some may not change at all, and some may disappear. The diagram below gives an indication of how this will work.
A few categories will be combined into a larger one, and others will be broken up and possibly replaced.
Here's the next challenge... how to implement them. This is another area where I'd appreciate your feedback!
There's no way for me to disable alert emails. As I move topics from one category to another, you could potentially receive LOTS of emails :(
Here's what I can do:
- I can post an announcement, apologizing for the email overload and let it be. Potentially hundreds of emails could be sent. OR
- I can create completely new categories, some with the same name. Then I'd move all of the existing conversations from the "old" category into the new one, which won't have any followers yet. Nobody gets an email. The downside here is that everyone would have to re-follow any groups of interest to receive the desired email alerts for new topics, etc.
Remember, this is your community. What do you think of the category structure I've proposed? Is anything missing?
Thanks in advance,