Firstly an observation of some of the existing categories:
Topics that don’t need a category, or don’t fit into any other existing category
Is this one really required?
Community strategy, economics, politics, media etc.
Change to: SAFE Community Strategy?
For anything not directly related to MaidSafe or the forum. Use this category for politics, philosophy and anything else.
Politics is duplicated
My idea seeks to tightly define the categories. Debate will still go into the philosophical, but at least the boundaries are more tightly defined as there are no Undefined or Off-Topic categories visible unless desired.
My choices for these redefined categories are up for debate, addition and deletion, but with something as important as SAFE it would seem appropriate to keep the Categories relevant to SAFE as much as possible:
Delete or move Off-Topic
Add a category: Cryptographic - Other technology that may be relevant to SAFEnetwork
Add a category Privacy - How it’s being eroded, how to get it back
Change description of Strategy to ‘SAFE Community Strategy’
If Off-Topic is still needed then either move it somehow off the front page or:
Use Lounge (Level3) and change the description to reflect.
Level 3 could be attained by adding ‘value’ to the SAFE based categories first, with ‘value’ being assessed by Admin.
When assigning Level3 make it clear that these topics will become visible and offer an opt-out, thereby rendering the topics invisible.