As you know, on Flarum we have the ability to create Secondary tags for any of our Primary tags. To make sure everyone knows what I am talking about, I will give you an example of how we use it today:
If you look at the Feedback board - Primary tag, you will see that it contains a few different mini boards - Secondary tags. like: Visuals, Missing basics, Bugs, Unexpected behaviour, Nice to have' Ideas pot, Lovely jubbly and Resolved. This allows us to organise the forum a bit more and make sure we get as much as possible out of the discussions for both members and staff.
This brings me to another example that you probably know a lot about: Forum Games being a secondary tag of General discussions.
We have seen the feedback about that so we know how you feel about which is why we are planning on migrating Forum games into it's own primary tag very soon. If we all agree this is the right thing, then we are looking at possibly 1h time-frame where members would not be able to created new threads in the two tags but still able to reply to existing threads.
At the same time, there has been a suggestion to create a secondary tag in General discussions that would host all the Member led initiatives (like the creative writing competition) called 'Run by you'. The suggestion was made by @jesi23 and it is all about giving those regular member run activities and competitions a home. We think it is a great idea but we want to hear from all of you as well.
I know there is an opportunity for us to categorise GD and other parts of the forum but I thought we could start small, nail this first and see how it works before we move forward.
So, as next steps:
- Is everyone OK with moving Forum Games out of GD?
- Are we all good with a new secondary GD tag called Run by you for all member-led initiatives?
- How will this tag operate and what should be included in it? (Would this be something that only the Eds can assign? What would and would not be suited for this new secondary tag? Can we come up with a description?)
Really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this.