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Re-wording The Hierarchy

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Everyone seems to be getting confused by the terms 'category' and 'sub-category'. I think this is because 'sub-categories' are higher in rank in the directory structure.

 

There are currently 15 major divisions.... and in them are some minor divisions (e.g. Historic Markers) that are being called "Sub-Categories"

 

It might be helpful to alter this name....

 

So I suggest the top 15 be called something like "Major Headings".... and if there are things directly below that cannot accept Waymarks, like Historic Markers cannot, we could call those "Minor Headings"

 

That would mean that Categories would fall under either "Major Headings", or the "Minor Headings" of the "Major Heading" if it applies.

 

:D The Blue Quasar

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I understand it, but sometimes I don't sound like I understand it. B)

 

It's complicated. :D

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chstress53 Posted Yesterday, 07:57 PM

Hey Nate don't ya love this guy!

 

What's not to love? :D

 

Somebody has to keep Opi working... otherwise he might get outside!

 

B) The Blue Quasar

 

edit: BTW, I wasn't suggesting that Ambrosia doesn't understand the current set-up, but there have been a few times when people new to Waymarking have expressed some confusion.

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chstress53 Posted Yesterday, 07:57 PM

Hey Nate don't ya love this guy!

 

What's not to love? B)

 

Somebody has to keep Opi working... otherwise he might get outside!

 

:) The Blue Quasar

 

edit: BTW, I wasn't suggesting that Ambrosia doesn't understand the current set-up, but there have been a few times when people new to Waymarking have expressed some confusion.

B):) Don't worry....my brain needs a jumpstart every once in a while.

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Hey Nate don't ya love this guy!

 

Heh, actually I think he makes a good point. Sean and I refer to your categories as "user" categories, and the others as "top level" categories. If we can come up with a better designation I would not be opposed to changing the name.

 

How about "Departments", as with a library or bookstore? I tend to think of the directory as a big card catalogue.

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Also:

 

Division

Branch

Section

Sector

 

Ideally, the name should somehow convey the idea that waymarks cannot be added directly to these categories.

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I like the idea of a bit of organization like this. It would help cut down on some of the confusion like in the garden thread.

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I totally agree with blue Quaser, the nomenclature is way too confusing for many users of Waymarking. So many neto Waymarking think that because they see and talk about sub-Categories they think they7 can have one added there. I like Nates suggestion of changing the terms. I like depts.

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