I muted two categories and it still appear on top of the categories page (since it have recent activity). Shouldn’t it be hidden or at the bottom? It’s more annoying when I use categories as home page. And “categories with featured topics” option even showing me muted category’s topics too. Also is it better to order categories by notification_level and then activity.
May I create PR to exclude muted categories from
Of course, but don’t “exclude” them, mark then as “muted” instead.
categories.json it already have
notification_level=0 property. If we excluded it will not display in all categories listing locations (like categories page, composer dropdown, filter dropdown, etc.,). Or we have to manually hide it or order it to the bottom position in all locations.
You can’t remove categories from
categories.json, otherwise they’ll never appear anywhere if you mute them.
I would start with ensuring we respect the
notification_level=0 for the
/categories page first.
Then I would deal with the dropdowns and such.
I thought it shouldn’t appear anywhere except user’s preferences page setting
muted categories. If it will affect site’s functionality let’s do manually.
categories.json” is the source of truth for categories. So if you remove them, they’ll never appear anywhere