During the last TCP Coordinator’s meeting, we breifly discussed Discourse and the TCP categories, where we agreed that there are too many sub-categories. Users may not know which category their post fits into, or it may fit into more than one. I like @asa’s quote on this:
If we can build the OS using just two mailing lists, do we need 7 categories just for this program?
My thoughts are that we should have seperate categories about Firefox OS on tablets (the bulk of discussion) and hardware-related discussions (issues, accessories, etc).
With that in mind, this is my proposal for the new categories:
- Tablet Contribution Program: Condense all the current categories into the single main category. 99% of the discussion should go here.
- Hardware: This sub-category will be for hardware-specific discussion (issues, mostly). This category will be monitored by the TCP coordinators and they will be able to step in and help out if needed.
We will be taking feedback until Tuesday 28th October. You can (and should) reply to this thread if you agree with these changes or want to make changes to this proposal. After this, we will finalize the categories and make the changes. All current threads will be moved to the relevant category.
After these changes have taken place, we will also give the categories email addresses. This means you will be able to interact with Discourse as if it was a regular mailing list, if you prefer.