What is the guidance regarding categories vs. tags? For example, I would like to be able to identify posts related to web development in Racket. I’m not picky, but I don’t have a clear idea of whether a Category or Tag would be more appropriate for this purpose.
If at some point the amount of traffic gets too large, then it will make sense to introduce categories
to break of the traffic in more manageable pieces. Until then I agree that tags are the best option for now.
As an example of a Discourse that uses categories one can look at the Processing forum.
I feel categories are good for broad categories or domains, that you want to have a high profile. I feel RacketScript is strategically important for Racket so I requested a category.
Tags are much more freeform and you might choose to make a tag a category at some point. I think they are sometimes called folksonomies, and come with advantages and disadvantages. The main one being they don’t scale.
I think going slow with categories is a good idea. If we notice a high volume for certain tags, then maybe it makes sense to promote the tag to a category.
However, I really like the idea of a “Questions and Help” category, and I think it makes sense to add something like that now. I personally don’t like using “Beginners” or “New to Racket” for this because someone may be experienced with Racket, but delving into a new area, etc.
Don’t take this list as a request - it is just poorly thought ideas
Questions and Help: as above
Show and Tell: let people show what they are building. (Libraries and applications)
DrRacket: plug-ins / Quickscript / Sauron
Internals: internals of racket / contributing to racket development
Community: Events, meet-ups, competitions, hackathons, gamejams, #lang-jams, hatches, quilting bees and barn raisins. etc.(I rewatched state-of-the-racket)
General: A catch all
Obviously I am showing my biases.
What have I forgotten ?
Typed Racket: it is already using GitHub forums - I’ve not checked it out - is it Typed Racket internals , building things with typed racket, or both. If it is working well would duplicating it be beneficial or counter productive?