[Slackbuilds-users] categories/tags

PG Ouellette x77 at shaw.ca
Tue Aug 4 23:17:36 UTC 2015

On 08/04/2015 01:35 PM, Erik Hanson wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:59:06 -0600
> Slacker <slacker at slaphappygeeks.com> wrote:
>> I personally would like to see such a browse by category option on SBo.
> You mean this? https://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/
>> On 08/04/2015 09:45 AM, Petar Petrov wrote:
>>> I think people would mostly browse SBo by Category, if they just want to
>>> get an idea of what's in the repo or casually looking for something that
>>> may be useful.
> All of the latest theory-crafting on how people search is, in my opinion,
> a bit pointless. In just over 9 years of the site being live with the
> current category/tag system, I can say we've seen exactly zero reports of
> people not being able to find what they were looking for.
> While I won't stop other admins from adding categories, I will at least
> vocally object to reorganization. I certainly won't be involved. It's time
> spent solving a problem that doesn't really exist.
> I will look into adding short descriptions (infact, code may already be
> there as I tried it many years ago) to repo browsing, but if they are not in
> the db (they weren't at the time) then it's unlikely to happen.
Just my two cents, a "general lumping" might be nice, like the GIS 
stuff. But not much more then what there is now. I tend to use google to 
find software for a specific purpose, like foxtrotgps, then I download 
the slackbuilds to find out how you pros do it. ;)

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