I’m building a community centered around a genetic disorder that has multiple conditions. I’ve successfully installed Discourse (I think) and now I need to build Categories. The problem is I don’t want to discourage users from participating because they’re overwhelmed by the categories. Here’s a sample of just some the condition categories:
Bleeding Disorders and Bruising
Cancer and Tumors
Feeding and Appetite
Growth and Hormones
Kidneys and Urinary Tract Complications
Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Issues
Skin and Hair
I’m not sure how to set this up. Do I create a category for every condition or do I create tags for the conditions? If I left most topics uncategorized, is there an easy way to sweep them into a category and tag them later?
Also, I could not find any documentation on creating mandatory tags within a category. How does one do that?
This is my first forum and I’m struggling to figure everything out. I hope my questions make sense. Thanks in advance.
Verbs/actions is a great suggestion for categories.
The purpose of the forum is to discuss and find answers to questions surrounding the various conditions of the disorder. For example, a typical question might be: “Does anyone know why my five-year-old is waking up with bruises on the back of his legs?” This person will be looking for what the bruising is related to, what type of specialist to consult, and what can be done to treat and alleviate the cause.