Topic Collections

(Dan Fabulich) #1

Continuing the discussion from Being a Heretic aka Going Back to Pagination?:

@riking had some interesting ideas on how to manage Topic Collections.

I wanted to make sure I’d started a feature topic to track this idea.

(Jeff Atwood) #2

This needs UI mock ups because I am not sure I understand what @riking is proposing, exactly.

(Kane York) #3

Here’s the /latest list UI I was talking about:

(Tom Newsom) #4

This idea is growing on me and I think I like it. Would be nice if the Collection could be expanded in the topic list (for small collections anyway. and actually I don’t think this would work at all for large numbers of topics, both from a UI point of view and a “hidden subcategories” point of view. “Collections can hold no more than 20 topics. Click here to convert this Collection to a Category.”

Further ideas/uses:

Reply as: New Topic or New Collected Topic

Wiki articles and their Talk page(s) as a collection

(Kane York) #5

I was thinking the “new collection” would be a dropdown from a topic list into a modal.

Select a category and at least one existing topic in that category, pick a title.

And yeah, expanding in the topic list would probably be better than an intermediate page…

(Sam Saffron) #6

I am struggling here trying to understand why a new concept is needed here when we already have tags?

Aren’t you simply proposing a better mechanism for tagging and organising tags?