So, there are now over 600 petitions in the petitions system, and we’re getting a steady stream of appeals from our users to add categories.
I’m posting to ask how you all think we should handle this. It seems to me that there are a few options:
- Ask petition creators to pick one very basic top level category of no more than 10 or so, taken from a hierarchical taxonomy like the one the BBC uses.
- Ask petition creators to pick the top level and the subsequent sub-levels to be more specific.
- Go all web 2.0 and simply ask people to tag their petitions with some key words
More than just thinking about the overall philsophy I’d also appreciate thoughts on design. When you come to the homepage, how should the category system be presented to you? Tricky stuff, and I’d really appreciate your thoughts.