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The 3 Category Rule


Should that be reconsidered? Or perhaps stretched to 4 or 5?

There are number of "general" boards - obviously including AG, since I'm bringing this up - that have forums (sometimes all with active discussion) with subjects far more than 3 of the Directory categories.

While I understand the point of not being allowed to spam every category (with the excuse you made forums about everything on your board), I think 3 is pretty tight limit.
The purpose of Directory is (to promote boards and) help people find boards with certain subject. Now it works for boards that are created around certain subject, but if an occasional visitor checks only the category, he'll miss general boards where the subject is only 4th or 5th biggest, but may still be much talked.

And as is, the Directory categories do have average of only about ten topics/boards...

So what do you think?

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Re: The 3 Category Rule


I thought this, too, when I listed some boards last year, I just listed them in the categories that best correspond to my most popular/important sections, but that can be tough.

I understand the 3 rule completely, so people don't go overboard, but think this idea is worth thinking about emoticon
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Re: The 3 Category Rule


It's really not a bad [sign in to see URL] DO understand why they have it, some folks would so abuse this board.
But even my old Queeny's Obsessions had way more forums than I could ever narrow down to 3.
But, there are reasons for everything, and I will leave it up to the capable hands of those who have been here far longer than I have.

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Re: The 3 Category Rule


I'll have to look to find the ruling but I know that I did change it to "any relevant" category sometime ago. At any rate, I have no problems with a board owner advertising in up to 5 categories. Beyond 5 categories may be considered on a "case by case" basis with the TRD staff.

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Remember to edit it on all those "Rules reminder" topics in categories.

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Thanks Pastor Rick! emoticon
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