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Can someone please alphabetize all the categories? I keep missing interesting ones at the bottom of the list.

Posted - July 21

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  • 624
    What if the interesting ones start with Z? This post was edited by ONeg-84 at July 22, 2021 10:41 AM MDT
      July 21, 2021 4:35 PM MDT
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  • 396
    I'll find it at the bottom of the list. 
      July 21, 2021 5:23 PM MDT
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  • 624
    Then you have to scroll all the way down.  That's spot work. 
      July 21, 2021 5:26 PM MDT
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  • 396
    At least it has a permanent home and I know where to find it. 
      July 21, 2021 5:28 PM MDT
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  • 18356
    I agree.  It starts out alphabetized and then goes off the rails; sometimes, even a duplication.
      July 21, 2021 9:30 PM MDT
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  • 44184

     

      We have to be very, very careful: holding our breath while waiting for changes around this place could be hazardous to our health.


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      July 21, 2021 11:24 PM MDT
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  • 396
    LMAO
      July 21, 2021 11:26 PM MDT
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  • 14993
    They mean nothing to me.  I've never once perused one of them.  I look at all questions posted.  And I have noticed that people posting questions don't always care about into which category they may land.
      July 22, 2021 9:45 AM MDT
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  • 44184

     

      You’re right. My perspective is that once it’s posted (especially if an when the mods DON’T arbitrarily and without notice or permission move someone’s post to a different category), it doesn’t really matter what category a member selects when posting a discussion/question. Like you, I look at or see all discussions/questions as they are presented in chronological order, I never search for posts by category.

      Additionally, I agree with BB, the original poster of this thread, that if there’s going to be a list of categories, it would make sense to alphabetize it, and with SpunkySenior that no categories should be repeated, neither on an alphabetized nor non-alphabetized list.
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      July 22, 2021 10:27 AM MDT
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  • 396
    I have searched by category a few times, it is important to me.  Randy D is correct, it only makes sense to alphabetize the list. 

    The "Fill in the  blank" a fun category, is hidden at the bottom.  This is 2021, time to update and modernize Answermug. 


    This post was edited by BB at July 22, 2021 10:52 AM MDT
      July 22, 2021 10:48 AM MDT
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  • 27238
    I use the category list as well. 
      July 22, 2021 10:53 AM MDT
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  • 18356
    Many times, the topics listed don't relate to the question you want to ask.  
      July 22, 2021 11:01 AM MDT
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  • 27238
    I think they are.  There are 3 sections of discussions.

    Statements with a Subcategories of Statements and Rosie's Corner

    Questions with all its Subcategories. (In A-Z order)

    And a General section with same type subcategories. This is a section that was added when JA restored some older questions that were lost during a site update.  If a cat name has a " &" instead of the word " and" it will post into the General section.  The General subcategories are also in A-Z order. 
      July 22, 2021 10:30 AM MDT
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  • 37830
    There are no 'Z' categories.
      July 22, 2021 10:44 AM MDT
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  • 27238
    True. So A-W? 
      July 22, 2021 10:50 AM MDT
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  • 37830
    I remember A&W root beer.
      July 22, 2021 10:56 AM MDT
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  • BB

    396
    OMG, a simple request has created a rabbit hole of epic proportions.  
    Can someone please just fix the problem so Randy D. can stop holding his breath and we all can get back to our lively discussions? 


    This post was edited by BB at July 22, 2021 12:08 PM MDT
      July 22, 2021 10:53 AM MDT
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  • 27238
    Only JA has that power to change the programming.of the site itself.
      July 22, 2021 10:55 AM MDT
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  • 44184

     

    Er, um, no one informed you?


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      July 22, 2021 12:09 PM MDT
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  • 396
    Oh great.  This is taking on a "committee meeting" feel to it.  Someone just stand up and fix the darn thing. hahahahaha
      July 22, 2021 2:06 PM MDT
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  • BB

    396
    The categories are still not alphabetized, what is the hold up? 
      July 24, 2021 5:28 PM MDT
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  • 44184

     

      Not enough posts on this thread yet to make it action-worthy. 

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      July 24, 2021 7:01 PM MDT
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