Is anyone using Discourse with a high number of categories?
I have a television website and we’d want a category for each show (Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones, etc) and we’d be over 100 categories pretty quickly and it would always be growing. My concern is getting the user to the show(s) they are interested in quickly and neatly.
My first thought was that the “latest” page is going to be a ever-changing high-noise challenge in this use case but I read that you can set prefs to make the categories page the default landing page which is probably a better default in this use case.
However, the categories page (as it is now with the boxed header and 6 link/metadata rows) feels like it would be daunting as well. 100+ boxes of that is a lot of scrolling to ask of a user.
In this case, I’d love to present the user with a simple list of the categories so that it is easier to find the shows they are interested in. If they want to talk about Doctor Who then scroll down a bit to the Ds and get in the Doctor Who area and go nuts.
Ideally a category filter/favourite system would let the user manage the system to their category (TV show) tastes for a great personalized experience but I didn’t get a sense those features are on the roadmap in the immediate future so I was curious if anyone is tackling this kind of category noise issue now and if so how?