Categories vs Sub-categories


#1

Work in progress…

Sub-categories mostly behave as their own categories. They just happen to be nested under a parent category for organization.

Subscribing to/Muting Sub-categories

Currently you must subscribe to - or mute - each category and subcategory individually. Subscribing/muting a parent category doesn’t automatically perform the same action for the sub-categories.

This especially makes sense in a community like Mozilla where each team has more general discussion, but also has very specific technical discussion. Someone may only be interested in the specific discussion on a sub-project, or they may only be interested in the general announcements to follow the broader work of the team.

You can subscribe to and mute categories and sub-categories in your preferences, or on the main page for that category/sub-category.


(Ognyan Kulev) #2

It would be nice if auto-completion of sub-categories (e.g. in Muted
list in Preferences) show parent(s) in some way. The easiest place would
be the tooltip where description is shown, e.g. “(under Parent)
Description”.


#3

Good point. On this Discourse, we always colour the subcategories the same as their parent, so hopefully that helps you out some.