Should you be able to create subcategories with the same name as ones under another category?


(Dave McClure) #1

Continuing the discussion from How should subcategory show its parent category?:

It seems like this isn’t possible right now. Should it be?


Shouldn't you be able to tag with multiple categories?
How should subcategory show its parent category?
(Richard) #2

I have same problem. I believe that in the future an implementation based on pre-defined labels (product a, product b, bug, feature, etc) will be more efficient. thus creating a topic, you select the desired tags:

[product a] [bug]

or

[product b] [feature]

anyway, there should be a technical reason to use categories rather than labels. :smile:


(Dave McClure) #3

The tag vs categories debate will probably go on until someone writes a plugin.

But I’m just asking for a tweak that fits into the current category/subcategory system.

Category name uniqueness should probably only be enforced among siblings.


(Sam Saffron) #4

I think this should be allowed, but will require a bunch of backend work to support it.

Additionally, the UI would be a bit problematic cause when you see bug you would not know what parent category it belongs to.


(Dave McClure) #5

See the latest proposal here regarding that issue:


(Aselox) #6

Is anyone working on this feature? For me it’s really important as I have the same use case as OP


(Sam Saffron) #7

no one is working on this now, but we are open to a PR in this area


(Dave McClure) #8

so is this possible now?


(Jeff Atwood) #9

Yes this is possible for subcategories now.