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Two-column categories

Requires nasty scripting.
 
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On the new ideas page, the Category box can take a while to scroll through. This has the side-effects that:
- it can be harder to notice a matching category
- there is less incentive for newbies to use it properly.

So make it easier to browse by using two boxes in place of the one. The first box shows only top-level genres (food, car, fasion, etc). When you select one of those, the second box appears next to it, letting you select a category from within that genre. The contents of the box are updated whenever you change genre.

If you ever get a third level, a third box could appear.

Yes, this would require lots of nasty client-side scripting, but it's perfectly doable.

sadie, Aug 07 2002

Three Column Categories http://www.halfbake...:t=All_20Categories
Not exactly what you're asking for, but this may prove useful (I think degroof put it together in the first place.) [DrCurry, Aug 07 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]


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       Learn from my book: NEVER try to change anything here.....
NickTheGreat, Aug 07 2002
  

       you have a *book*?
po, Aug 07 2002
  

       It's a *metaphor*.
NickTheGreat, Aug 07 2002
  

       thought it might have been a work of fiction about either a welsh steam train or a little wooden doll who has a friend with large aural organs.
po, Aug 07 2002
  

       A book of fishboned ideas, perhaps. 1kg.
And 'Nick's Croissants'. 1g.
  

       [blissmiss]: I can't believe it... are you ~insulting my intelligence~?
NickTheGreat, Aug 07 2002
  

       I don't believe that is possible.
DrCurry, Aug 07 2002
  

       By the way, I never made it to the third level of the Halfbakery. Was there a secret door I missed somewhere?
DrCurry, Aug 07 2002
  

       you have to jump over blissmiss, take a croissant and type in XfishboneX - thats a cheat. I did not tell you that.
po, Aug 07 2002
  

       [po] you never got the book?
kaz, Aug 07 2002
  

       Little Noddy? I have the set.
po, Aug 07 2002
  

       lol I was referring to the halfbakery editing suggestion ideas
kaz, Aug 07 2002
  

       // By the way, I never made it to the third level of the Halfbakery. Was there a secret door I missed somewhere? //   

       There are levels? And once again, i start to feel left out. *sniffle*
sadie, Aug 14 2002
  

       No, just a Light Side and a Dark Side ...... go on, give in to your hate .....
8th of 7, Aug 14 2002
  

       did that years ago.
sadie, Aug 14 2002
  

       Thanks for that link, [DryCurry]! That's helpful now that one of my previous methods of finding a category for an idea I'm posting has stopped working. (It was to use the browser's "find" function in the category picker on the new idea page, but Chrome stopped being willing to find in there and I think Firefox never was.)   

       (I'm saying this on this idea, rather than the more relevant one where such a view was also linked, because: a) I saw this one first, b) this one was posted first, and c) I don't want to get sucked into a debate on the proper procedure for finding a category for one's idea.)
notexactly, Apr 09 2019
  

       //I don't want to get sucked into a debate on the proper procedure for finding a category for one's idea.//   

       ah, well then...   

       I mean, you're absolutely sure about that, right ?
FlyingToaster, Apr 09 2019
  


 

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