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Halfbakery: Category: Unwanted
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Reduce the population of "Other: General"

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

random, halfbakery