I’d like to create a lot of subcategories for a handful of top level categories. But I have a problem: Discourse preloads all the subcategories in the body of the page as JSON objects and this is seriously affecting the page load time. It’s not scalable.
I’m planning to implement an autocomplete-like widget to replace the subcategory dropdown. I just wanted to reach out to a) ask if anyone knew of something like this already and b) tips on where to get started for a feature like this.