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Forced categorisation

Reduce the population of "Other: General"
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When posting a new idea, would it be possible for "Category" to be a mandatory field that doesn't default to any category, but instead insists on one being actively chosen? By all means keep "Other: General" for genuinely genre-bending ideas, but I can't see an idea in it at the moment that couldn't find a home elsewhere in the 'Bakery.
friendlyfire, May 09 2003

Had similar issues before http://www.halfbake...0other_3a_20general
NB [jutta]'s comments [lurch, Oct 05 2004]

[marked-for-deletion] - "you too". http://www.halfbake...orial/help.html#mfd
[DrCurry, Oct 05 2004]


       That's what the moderators are for. ;)
DrCurry, May 09 2003

       I'm sure the moderators have better things to do with their time than tidy up after newbies, lazy people, and the forgetful.
friendlyfire, May 09 2003

       //you too// Are you suggesting I should be deleted, Doc? :,-(
friendlyfire, May 09 2003

       no, he's not, friendlyfire <g>
po, May 09 2003

       There, is that any clearer?
DrCurry, May 09 2003

       [DrCurry] Yes, much, thanks. I wasn't so much trying to say, "Do it like this, dammit!" as suggesting a way that the user would naturally end up doing it like that. Prevention being better than cure, and such.   

       I dunno - poorly communicated (and, having read Steve DeGroof's anno on "Make default category NOT other: general", redundant) ideas, misconstruing well established terms - I'm really riding the newbiecycle today. Perhaps I need sleep.
friendlyfire, May 09 2003

       [ff] Wrong category. Consider other: general.
Worldgineer, May 09 2003

       LOL, and touché, Worldgineer.
friendlyfire, May 09 2003

-alx, May 12 2003

       Maybe HCVOESC. Short for hot chestnut vendors on every street corner.
Worldgineer, May 12 2003

       //I too once thought that a "you too" was a call to delete me, as well as my shit idea.//
It was. *snicker*
thumbwax, May 12 2003

       all and the baker's dog?
po, May 12 2003

       You mean other people didn't have to take polka lessons?   

       Rods_, the decatorisation of which you speak has happened to me several times. Almost like the ideas migrated to other:general of their own volition.
waugsqueke, May 12 2003

       reensure: if any at all, it would have been a Darwinian thing anyway.
DrCurry, May 12 2003


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