It was suggested by @ActionAbe in the thread: [Does BoingBoing still boing, or just thud] to have additional categories:
Similar points were raised by a few others in the same thread, but the discussion mostly headed elsewhere: How to handle new and clueless users(hey!). In earlier threads on the same topic* it seems that the main opposition has been the difficulty in adding categories before you know what content will be there. However I think the problem goes both ways, because at least as a new user it’s very hard to know what sort of content is appropriate.
I’m sorry if i’m rehashing an endlessly beaten discussion and that’s why the point was largely ignored.
*Best feature ever, thank you @codinghorror
PS: Why can’t I do a minor edit: turning a bullet point into a footnote as intended?
: Does BoingBoing still boing, or just thud?