About the wrath category


#1

Politics, religion, and cycling


#2


#3

Is this category only for end user posts or will BB editors use it as well?


#4

Yeah, it’s kind of apropos considering what happens every time a cycling topic crops up, though. :laughing:

@Israel_B : The way things are going now, it seems like Boing will be the category for Boing Boing posts. Looks like mutli-category posts are not yet a thing and possibly might never be a thing. Which, keeping with a forum motif, is largely a good thing as far as I’m concerned (more opinions available on a new thread or PM … offtopic here). The metaphor may get a little strained when dealing with some Boing Boing posts vs BBS categories. I guess we’ll see.


#5

These categories are for users only (as the wordpress>BBS mechanism feed the boing category directly) to provide organization to user-created threads. However, I think as time goes by, it might be cool to do something more elaborately integrated.

The implied end-game of that, though, is that BBS or BB will have to mirror the other’s categories. And the problem is that BB uses a myriad of tags rather than subject-based categories. Our categories refer to type of media (post, longread, audio, video) rather than what it’s about. But BBS is “all posts”, in general, and has different objectives.


#6

Will this potentially be somewhere for mods to split off-topic chunks of threads that have become big balls of bile?


#7

I don’t think bile is desirable anywhere in any category. If you have toxic waste in a community, you don’t sweep it under a rug somewhere, you clean it up superfund style.

(Also @beschizza the category definition topics should contain the category name as in “category definition for wrath” vs. “category definition”, otherwise you have n topics with the same name which is Generally a Bad Thing and on top of that, Google really does not like pages that have the same title.)


#8

I heard they send out Kristallnacht style assassination teams for such indiscretions.


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