In 2021, the NGI Forward process finished, and some other stuff was re-prioritized either up (Witness) or down (Anywhere). There are also some categories we might no (longer?) need. One is Qualitative data analysis. Another is Edgeryders Topics, which also takes the prize for least informative cat name ever, and appears to be simply a repository of posts written to be displayed on specialized websites using the webkit. A third one is The collective intelligence company, also confusing in the sense that it appears that a website called “Edgeryders” contains a category also called, more or less “Edgeryders”. It also appears to contain material for external websites.
Proposal: re-organize. Move all website stuff (including Witness, but not Witnesspedia) into one (not two) category called “Content for external website”, or something equally informative. Move NGI into the knowledge collection. Ask Amelia about what she wants to do with the sandbox (but: no activity in the last year, so…).
On the other hand, in 2021 you might have noticed a resurgence of activity in the subcat The Reef. We have gotten to the point where we would love to keep using Edgeryders as our forum; and could use the ability to create sub-categories. For that, however, we would need to move The Reef to top-level. Would this be possible, @matthias?
Finally, I think it is time for the menu at the very top to go, or at the very least to be drastically simplified.
The left part just repeats some top-level cats, and creates a technological debt because it does not update automatically when those cats change. The right part is mostly superseded by external sites like our corporate site. Not all, though: some items, like Netiquette and Terms & privacy, are actually useful for the user of the forum. But maybe there is a way to integrate that stuff in the standard home page of Discourse.
Thoughts? Ping @company