The forum I’m importing is in English, and had a few categories in other languages:
Only the German category is active nowadays. Others have very little use. See the last activity dates:
We’re going to keep the German category, but what should we do with the others? I don’t really want to add noise in categories by keeping undeeded ones.
Below, my current solution is keeping the Other Languages category, and putting all topics in it except German.
German will still use a subcategory by itself, but other languages will use tags.
In the Other Languages category, the subcategory selector is set to “non” by default to prevent seeing 99.9% posts as German posts:
(French is a closed category with a redirection to another forum)
But I wonder if doing like this would be confusing for users.
A language is a language, Why some would be using categories when others would use a different system (tags)?
I’m not 100% right it’s the best solution, but I struggle to see a better one.