Continuing the discussion from Permissions change?:
The question is what we are trying to achieve with the sub-categories? House-keeping? Sorting?
We discussed that in the first days. The outcome was: it is useless to have a bunch of specialized categories. After all, for instance: if I encounter an issue on Silverblue but related to GNOME, the post should go under the first category or is it suitable for every category? […] If someoune want to be more specific, there are the tags.
Which I don’t disagree with.
I do wonder if it’s useful to split up “Troubleshooting / Crashes / Bad behavior” from “How do I do this thing?” kind of topics. A lot of the former tend to be very specific to one user in one situation, and require a different approach and sort of knowledge. They’re also more likely to expire as they’re resolved by software updates.
It’s possible to change (personal per-user) notification settings on a per-category basis. I don’t think that’s can be done with tags. So that might be one reason for a separate category.
Also, Categories can have default templates for posts. This might be particularly useful for troubleshooting questions.