Before a fix (the special purpose Uncategorised category had disappeared):
Fixed, and reordered by me (meta discussions no longer prominent, as a category):
In a narrower window:
Latest, instead of categories
Shrunken a little, for a near-complete overview in a single shot:
Your thoughts please.
My thoughts, in a nutshell:
- categorisation by default, at the home page of the forum, might become useful later (when there’s more substantial content) but now, the default is somewhat obtrusive
- on one hand, I’d like some of the category descriptions to be terser; on the other hand, I’d like to not lose the essence of what was written by the original author
- I’d love to reduce repetition, make better use of space – phrases such as “This is the place to discuss topics relating to …” are quite redundant.
From the first two screenshots – before and after – you might see that some of the redundancy has already been addressed, but I think that we might do better.
Apparent grammatical errors – two spaces in lieu of one – related to use of emoticons in descriptions of categories. Where those descriptions are represented without the emoticons, white space creeps in.
I have not tried that, I might do so after some feedback.
– plus many other good points in that topic, I’ll not reproduce them here.
Side note: quantity
… near-complete overview in a single shot …
If we subtract the meta discussions, including forum feedback, I reckon that there are not yet enough substantial topics – not enough for the forum to be attractive to newcomers. I’ll tackle this in a separate topic.