As of this writing, we’ve only got a very limited starter set of categories for this forum:
- Site feedback
- Bars & Bartenders
- Cocktails and mixed drinks
- MixologyTech iOS Apps
- Cocktail Kingdom Library
The Site feedback category will always exist in some form, but for now is just where we are sorting things out, initially.
In terms of general discussion categories, all we’ve got so far is two: Spirits, and Cocktails and mixed drinks. We can have as many as we need, but don’t want any more than we need, because that gets overwhelming for people. Moreover, this forum is extremely flexible about reorganizations. For example, if we get to the point where we definitely could use an entire category dedicated to gin, it’s quite easy to add the category and recategorize the gin threads. One additional category I am considering is a category for Ethics & responsibility, or something like that. I like the idea, but I don’t want it to just sit there like a lump.
The last two categories are a little different: these are sections tied to a particular third party. The two initial ones relate to me, and are the main reasons I decided to give this forum a try. I will be personally presiding over these categories. One is for supporting the iOS apps I publish. The other will be where I regularly post interesting things from the Cocktail Kingdom Library for people to enjoy and discuss.
I am very interested in adding additional third party categories that seem like a good fit (if they will add value to the community and drive traffic).
Thoughts and ideas?