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#1 dogpatch

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

Is there a reason why you cant put a description for a category? If you can describe a forum, why not be able to describe a category as well?

I think it would be useful sometimes, especially if your using the category as a container for subforums to be able to put a description at the top as if it were a forum.
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#2 Wolfie

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:07 PM

Is there a reason why you cant put a description for a category? If you can describe a forum, why not be able to describe a category as well?

It'd be pointless. If the name of the category isn't self explanatory enough for what types of forums/subforums are contained within it, then not having a way to enter a description isn't the issue, it's something else. Either the name you've chosen or the way you're organizing things or something else. Not only that but the forums and categories within the root category can have descriptions.

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#3 dogpatch

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:57 PM

Yeah but people are dumb and sometimes cant even figure out all the obvious things youve mentioned.

But also, what if you dont want to have forum descriptions for sub-forums in a category but would rather have a top level description describing all the forums found in that section? Than what do you do?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:47 AM

But also, what if you dont want to have forum descriptions for sub-forums in a category but would rather have a top level description describing all the forums found in that section? Than what do you do?

The way it's done, you have the root categories, which cannot contain descriptions. Within those you can have forums and 'subcategories' which are forums treated like categories. Both of which can have descriptions. If they can't figure out what a forum is for by the name or it's category, and likewise figure out what the category is for based on the forums within it, then adding a description won't do much good.

Where would the description be displayed? Think about that and you'll realize that it's pointless.

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#5 Viktor Zhuromskyy

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

Would be nice to enable forum categories descriptions anyways, and parse these as tooltips. :)



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

Yeah but people are dumb and sometimes cant even figure out all the obvious things youve mentioned

I can bet $100 that even if you have description in 1 mile high red letters some people will still get it wrong.

That's the nature.


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