Revisiting forum categories and subforum possibility.

I'm working on adding the capability to create subforums. Why? There's a few reasons. Politics category is getting heavy use and is at time dominating the main discussions page. Sure people can block this category, but at the same time, people may like to read these thread every now and then. If we created a Politics subforum we can also add more politics related categories - Election coverage - NJ politics - TRUMP - Legislation - etc.

Or a DIY subforum - there we can have - Home & Gardening and Home Fixit subcategories. Entertainment subforum could have Art, Movies, Theater, etc.

Perhaps a more general category could be on the main page - then more details categories in the subforum.


not all Gardening is DIY cheese

(Often we'll have 'what's this plant/critter?' for example) Not every non-DIY thread is 'please help' request.   But I get your point.


Jamie, I think this is a great idea, and I for one am looking forward to this!


Subcategories sounds like a great idea. I'm receptive to multiple politics categories...and, I am one who in the past avoided the politics category like the plague. Very helpful to me would be one dedicated to political action.


Here's a suggestion: Figure out a way for us to flag or highlight a thread when it becomes dominated by posters that irritate us. I will use the threads on the Clarus as an example: At a certain point a partucular poster who dislikes the building begins to go back and forth with anyone that will engage him. When that happens I don't want to waste my time opening that thread again, but sometimes I accidentally open again and become irritated. I'd love to have a flag that reminds me never to open that thread again.


you're asking for trouble doing this. people will have categories to go to but wont use them correctly, will not be able to find what they want and eventually will stop posting on MOL because its too cumbersome.

dont like all politics block it


I'll put blocking threads into consideration.

Unfortunately, most people don't know how to block a thread - some don't even log in. So I'm trying not to alienate people who come to a local forum and only see politics.

I'm think we can keep a general politics category in the main space - then we can add a more detailed subcategories in a politics subforum. We'll try it out at least.


You can run a pilot progam using the Politics forum. Between Trump and the upcoming NJ governor's race, it's getting crowded.


I think it would be interesting to have a category solely for Trump's executive actions. A thread for each one.


do know if this is appropriate to mention here, but thanks for putting the emojis closer down grin wink wink wink question cool hmm wink wink wink wink question LOL vampire


Forget about what I said!! When the emoji screen opened, I selected ONE and then I could not make the screen go away!



mtierney said:

do know if this is appropriate to mention here, but thanks for putting the emojis closer down grin wink wink wink question cool hmm wink wink wink wink question LOL vampire

Forget about what I said!! When the emoji screen opened, I selected ONE and then I could not make the screen go away!

Ok, I'm still sure if you have an issue. You said thanks - then forget about what I said - then you couldn't get the screen to go away.

If you're still having that issue - what browser are you using - and mobile or desktop? On my browser I can close the emoticon window by clicking on the emoticon icon a second time. blank stare question or if I click within the editor again after selecting an icon


on an iPhone and Safari. In my earlier post, the emoji screen made it impossible to return to my post underneath.

  • I will try your first suggestion and double click. question question


mtierney said:

on an iPhone and Safari. In my earlier post, the emoji screen made it impossible to return to my post underneath.
  • I will try your first suggestion and double click. question question


Getting better! smile


Politics-National

Politics-New Jersey

Politics-Local Maplewood

Politics-Local SO


IMHO any further sub-category is a thread, not a category.




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