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Title: Speaking of additional categories and the call for simplicity...
Post by: enso on February 03, 2010, 06:56:32 PM
As another viewpoint I wonder if perhaps we already have too many categories?!

What has me wondering is this.  I am an all grain brewer, however I have not really checked in that category.  Guess I have not had any issues/questions recently.  I checked in there today because I had already looked at most of the others...  wasting time today I guess.   ;)

I saw many posts in there that I thought perhaps were more relevant in other sections.  Some where questions on grains (ingredients?) others on recipes, clone requests (recipe section?)

I wonder if perhaps it is because they are viewed as belonging in "all grain" because they involve grains that require mashing or recipes that are in fact all grain.  It seems sort of exclusionary then since partial mash or extract brewers may not read that section.

I am not asking for removal of any section, just wondering if there is a better way to get things in the "right" place

Sorry if I am being a pain.  I guess I need to go do something "important"   ::)

 ;D
Title: Re: Speaking of additional categories and the call for simplicity...
Post by: enso on February 03, 2010, 07:05:26 PM
I guess I am seeing this in the general brewing section as well.  Recipes, ingredients...
Title: Re: Speaking of additional categories and the call for simplicity...
Post by: enso on February 03, 2010, 07:15:12 PM
Okay, yes I have nothing better to do...   :-\

Seems this is the way things are in all of the brewing categories.  The All grain, extract/partial mash, and the general discussion brewers are discussing recipes and ingredients each in their "own" section. 

Does not seem to be very organized and kind of a detriment to the equal dissemination of brewing knowledge to all members.
Title: Re: Speaking of additional categories and the call for simplicity...
Post by: blatz on February 03, 2010, 07:16:39 PM
I see your point, but have you considered just using the "Unread" button at the top to see what's new?

that way you don't have to sift through old 'stuff'
Title: Re: Speaking of additional categories and the call for simplicity...
Post by: denny on February 03, 2010, 07:17:29 PM
If something has no relevance at all to the section it's in, one of the mods moves iot to another section.  Several of the things you mentioned are kinda "crossover"...a judgment call.  
Title: Re: Speaking of additional categories and the call for simplicity...
Post by: 1vertical on February 07, 2010, 04:30:55 PM
I whole heartedly appreciate the wood/casks child area. It would appear
you were correct on the volume of usage Denny.  Altho,
I am slow to actually acquire and or find the proper cask, and
once I do...posting will go up on my part in that header.

So If you need to prune header catagories, I could understand pruning there.... :'(