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Site Update: Categories & Search

  1. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    We made an update to the site a few minutes ago.  The big changes with this release are the addition the hub categorization tool, and some enhancements to the main search box as well as request and forum search.

    Categories
    From this point you must select a single category for all new hubs.  We've also provided an easy tool for categorizing your old hubs.  We aren't going to start using the categories until we see that a good percentage of existing hubs have been categorized (hopefully in about a month), so please spend a little time each week categorizing your old hubs.  You can read more about categories on the HubPages blog.  Having categories is going to pave the way for a lot of neat new futures down the road.

    Larry did the yeoman's work of coming up with more than 5000 categories, and Fawntia wrote the code and built the great categorization interface.

    Search
    We've switched over from using the built in mysql full text search to sphinx, for our search services.  Sphinx is both better, and much faster, and will enable us to make a lot more search improvements going forward.

    As always, please let us know if you notice any issues with the areas we've changed, or anything else unusual on the site.

  2. LondonGirl profile image86
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    I've catagorised all mine, feeling smug now (-:

  3. guidebaba profile image61
    guidebabaposted 8 years ago

    FANTASTIC. I may need 5-7 days to categorise all my hubs. Fawntia is a Great Programmer.

  4. weblog profile image59
    weblogposted 8 years ago

    Nice updates cool

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    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    Thanks to Larry  and Fawntia and of course to Paul deeds.

    I liked the messages that comes up when a hub is categorised.

    Like below one

    Larry says:

    For every Hub that finds a category, my jeans get pulled up a little higher. Thanks for keeping me stylish!

  6. Anamika S profile image44
    Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

    I am not seeing a Numerology Catagory. Help!

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Anamika,

      You are right.  We don't yet have a Numerology Category.

      Please use Religion & Beliefs/Metaphysics for now.

      When we add Numerology, it will be a third-level category under Religion & Beliefs/Metaphysics.

      -Larry

      1. Anamika S profile image44
        Anamika Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks

  7. Research Analyst profile image81
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    It sure is nice to see all the advancements and improvements, its neat being part of the evolution of hubpages. It will take me a while to categorize all my hubs, but it will be worth it in the long run. Thanks!

  8. spuds profile image57
    spudsposted 8 years ago

    The categories are brilliant. Nicely implemented and heaps of choices.

  9. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I just posted on the wrong board, lol ... I is categorized... can I have a glass of wine now? lol .. it's going to look so awesome too I bet n tell Larry, I love that pic of him pointing @ us, lol..thank you HP team! smile

  10. britneydavidson profile image59
    britneydavidsonposted 8 years ago

    thats really great, thanx for update....i will rearrange mine...

  11. hassam profile image86
    hassamposted 8 years ago

    Hubpages rocks!!!!

  12. Julie-Ann Amos profile image57
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years ago

    Am in the process Larry and thanks for the entertaining snippets as it's SOOOOO boring doing so many!

    I have one question.  Where should my guitar models hubs go?

    Entertainment, music then there doesn't seem to be anything for instruments or am I missing something?

    I did a search for guitar and got nothing - nothing for piano, or any of the main instruments... seems a little odd?  Drums are listed though...

    I also can't find a home for anything to do with recording equipment - recording studios, music recording etc.

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Julie-Ann,

      Thanks very much for your questions!  smile

      Guitar models would go in Entertainment/Performing Arts/Strings.

      Maybe we should change the name of this to "Guitar & String Instruments"

      Piano would go in Entertainment/Performing Arts/Keyboards.

      Maybe we should change the name of this to "Piano & Keyboards"

      For Hobby-related Recording Equipment, recording studios, music recording would go in Games, Toys, & Hobbies/Hobbies/Sound Engineering

      For Professional Recording Equipment, it should go in Technology/Sound & Video for now.  It may make sense to add a Recording Equipment subcategory under Technology/Sound & Video.

      I believe that Structured Settlements should go in Knowledge & Education/Law/Procedures & Litigations.

      -Larry

      1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image57
        Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Guitar models would go in Entertainment/Performing Arts/Strings. OK

        Maybe we should change the name of this to "Guitar & String Instruments" YES PLEASE CAN WE?

        Piano would go in Entertainment/Performing Arts/Keyboards.

        Maybe we should change the name of this to "Piano & Keyboards" I THINK SO...

        For Hobby-related Recording Equipment, recording studios, music recording would go in Games, Toys, & Hobbies/Hobbies/Sound Engineering  I FOUND THIS BUT IT'S NOT CORRECT FOR MY COMMERCIAL AND PRO RECORDING PAGES

        For Professional Recording Equipment, it should go in Technology/Sound & Video for now.  It may make sense to add a Recording Equipment subcategory under Technology/Sound & Video.
        YES PLEASE CAN WE DO THIS?  I HAVE A FEW HUBS ALREADY, MORE ON THE WAY AND HAVE BEEN ASKED FOR MORE BY CLIENTS...

        I believe that Structured Settlements should go in Knowledge & Education/Law/Procedures & Litigations.
        I HEAR YOU BUT HAVE TO SAY THAT MOST PEOPLE REGARD THIS AS A FINANCE TOPIC.  IT'S NOT REALLY A PROCEDURE AS SUCH (IT'S A RESULT AFTER A SUCCESSFUL PROCEDURE) AND IT'S NOT A LITIGATION.  I'D BE FAR HAPPIER TO SEE SOMETHING IN THE FINANCE CATEGORY

        1. larryfreeman profile image88
          larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Julie-Ann,

          If you feel that Financial is more appropriate, then why not use:

          Personal Finance/Personal Finance/Financial Education

          or

          Personal Finance/Personal Finance/Tips & Advice

          -Larry

          1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image57
            Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I can do if required.  I guess i just don't understand why such a HUGE, discrete specialised  topic and one of adsense's biggest payers gets shoehorned into a category that doesn't really fit instead of giving it one of its own - and there are plenty of hubs on the topic too!

            Are the music categories being changed and if so when is likely just so i can give you some peace and check back at an appropriate date!

            1. larryfreeman profile image88
              larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Hi Julie-Ann,

              The music categories are already changed. 

              I apologize but I am  unclear on the category that you feel is missing.  What category would you like to see in order to accommodate Structured Settlements?

              Would you like to see a Structure Settlements subcategory in Personal Finance? Would that address your concern?

              Thanks,

              -Larry

              1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image57
                Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Thanks Larry doing my guitar hubs now!  That was FAST!

                Yes, Structured Settlements within personal Finnace category would be awesome please!  I d believe it's where most people would look for it.

                1. larryfreeman profile image88
                  larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Hi Julie-Ann,

                  I just added Structured Settlements to Personal Finance/Personal Finance/Structured Settlements.

                  -Larry

                  1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image57
                    Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    My hero!
                    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  (I'm in happy mode just been looking at new Harley's all day!)

  13. Julie-Ann Amos profile image57
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years ago

    Another query sorry - my Capstone series on structured settlements - where should those go any suggestions?

  14. tonymac04 profile image91
    tonymac04posted 8 years ago

    Nice update - much appreciated. A category I would like to see added is something around nature or ecology - there are quite a few Hubs that would fit such a category.
    Love and peace,
    Tony

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi TonyMac04,

      Thanks for your question. smile

      We have the following 2nd level categories categories for nature and ecology

      Knowledge & Education/Geography & Nature
      Politics & Issues/Environment

      For specific topics, we also have:

      Knowledge & Education/Biology/Ecology

      Food/Ethics & Traditions/Environmental Concerns
      Food/Farm & Farming/Sustainable Agriculture

      Technology/Green & Alternative Technology

      -Larry

  15. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Can we still suggest sections? I have been trying to categorize my hubs and there isn't a veterinary section, animal health, or say dog> dog health> cancer, disease, illness, etc.

    Also, can you add American Pit Bull Terrier to the list of dog breeds? Although, the breed may not be accepted by the AKC, it is accepted by other dog registries.

    And, since there is a flea & Tick control under the cat section, can there be one for the dog section?

    Man I'm sorry.  I should have checked out the animal categories when you posted the thread... :-/

    Also, can you please explain why Body art, such as tattoos, piercings, etc are under Arts & Crafts.

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Whitney05,

      Thanks for your questions.  smile

      Veterinary issues can be placed in Knowledge & Education/Medicine/Veterinery Medicine

      Animal Health should be placed in Pets & Animals/Animal Care & Safety

      I think that we will add an Animal Health subcategory here later.

      I am open to your suggestion for American Pit Bull Terrier category and for Flea & Tick Control under Dogs.  For now, feel free to use:

      Pets & Animals/Dogs/Dogs Breeds for the American Pit Bull Terrier hubs
      Pets & Animals/Dogs for Flea & Tick Control.

      Body art is under Art.  This is where categories get a little bit imperfect. Art has been placed in Arts & Crafts.  We did this because in my view, painting, sculpture, and body art have a stronger affinity with needlework and handicraft then it does with Entertainment or Education.

      -Larry

      1. Whitney05 profile image84
        Whitney05posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Larry... I think the Animal health subcategory would be great. I would better define things..

        I will also admit this is a pain, and using the plain larger categories with one subcategory, without using the mini-subcategories is so much easier, although probably not the intent of the update.

        New question: what's the different between "naming the baby" and "baby names?"

        1. larryfreeman profile image88
          larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Whiney05,

          For Baby Names, please use Home & Family/Babies/Baby Names.

          I think that "naming the baby" under the Pregnancy category is a mistake and should be removed.

          -Larry

          1. Whitney05 profile image84
            Whitney05posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            That's what I used, but I was just  curious as to the difference between the two. Thanks.

            1. larryfreeman profile image88
              larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              No difference.  It just shows that sometimes we forget to remove the category in pregnancy.  Baby Names in my view should be in Home  & Family/Babies.

              -Larry

  16. Zsuzsy Bee profile image92
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    I've got mine categorized as best as I could. There are quite a few categories that might need some fine tuning I think. As Arts & Crafts... Quilting, Crochet, Knitting,
    How to preserve old photographs... Is really not an art or craft but that's the best place I could find.

    Larry I love the quotes... what a megatron job hubteam... You're all in for an enormeous nightmare, I can just tell (and I'm one of them causing them too, sorry) what a needy family we've become

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Zsuzsy Bee,

      I'm glad to hear that you got your hubs categorized!  That's great.  smile

      Quilting is found in Arts & Crafts/Sewing

      We may add a quilting specific category

      Crochet is found in Arts & Crafts/Crafts & Handiwork/Textiles/Crocheting

      Knitting is found in Arts & Crafts/Crafts & Handiwork/Textiles/Knitting

      For preserving old photographs, we have the category:  Arts & Crafts/Scrapbooking/Media Preservation

      I'm glad to hear that you enjoy the quotes.  smile

      Cheers,

      -Larry

      1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image92
        Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Larry.
        A quilting category would be perfect as I have a couple of hubs in the works already. When you do and if you need help I'd be more then happy to put a list of sub-categories together. regards Zsuzsy

  17. moonbun profile image82
    moonbunposted 8 years ago

    Could we have Swedish added to Food - World Cuisines.

    Thanks in advance!

    Edit: Scrap that. Scandinavian will do, just found it.

  18. Trsmd profile image60
    Trsmdposted 8 years ago

    very nice to categorise easily and hope more traffic will flow...

  19. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for all of your help with the categorization -- you guys are awesome (and of course, so is Larry).

    If any of you can come up with some sweet, new Larry quotes please post them up and maybe we'll add some of them in to the categorizer?

    They're pretty fun to come up with -- here, I'll get you all started with one:

    http://hubpages.com/x/larrys/4.jpg

    Larry says: Those who categorize their Hubs will live a long and prosperous life. smile

  20. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    OK, I just saw this picture of Larry and it about made me fall out of my chair....haha!

    http://hubpages.com/x/larrys/1.jpg

  21. Fawntia profile image
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    Fawntiaposted 8 years ago

    This feedback is really useful. If you find any more missing categories, please let us know. But before you report a missing category to us, please do a search to make sure that it does not already exist. (Just click on the "search" tab inside the categorizer.) It will save poor Larry lots of time! Thanks everybody and good luck categorizing!

  22. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I like this feature-- but I am finding that I seem to have a lot of hubs in the "Odd's and End's" category.   One, for instance about growing sprouts-- could be food, but it was also about a classroom project. Will there be an 'uncategorized" option, or would it be better just to pick one?

    1. Fawntia profile image
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      Fawntiaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Please read Larry's blog post, where he answers this question and others.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        OK thanks.
        on a slightly different question-- could there be a link to the HP blog on HubPages?

        1. pauldeeds profile image
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          pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          There is a link down in the footer, and a few other places.  But we plan to put some of the recent blog entries on part of the home page with the next release ...

  23. DarleneMarie profile image60
    DarleneMarieposted 8 years ago

    Thanks HubMasters-Categorizers...the categories are great big_smile

  24. mlowell profile image77
    mlowellposted 8 years ago

    How about wiring under home improvement? There is an electrical tools and accessories but not general electrical wiring category.

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi mlowell,

      Thanks for the feedback.  I agree.

      For now, please use Home & Family/Home Improvement.  We'll add a Wiring subcategory later.

      -Larry

  25. Anti-Valentine profile image98
    Anti-Valentineposted 8 years ago

    I quite like the categories addition, especially the big category list. I keep a few like this myself to give me ideas on what to write on.

  26. anjalichugh profile image77
    anjalichughposted 8 years ago

    I have only few hubs to my credit and as such it didn't take me long to categorize. I noticed that there were some categories missing in the list but I'm sure those too would be added in near future. Thx for adding this feature.

  27. Mike Hunt profile image56
    Mike Huntposted 8 years ago

    im not catgorizing yet but when i do im sure it will help.

  28. profile image0
    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    Mr. Larry, when we are selecting categories and sub-cat, if we select a wrong sub-cat, why is it not possible to go to the just before category and select the correct one. It is difficult sometimes when we have to use the "Startover" option. If a back button was also added it would have been nice.

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Shinujohn,

      Thanks for the request.  Fawntia is looking into it.  See here.

      -Larry

  29. MM Del Rosario profile image85
    MM Del Rosarioposted 8 years ago

    Hi Larry,

    what is the best category / subcategory ----where I can put my quotation hubs.....???

    Thanks
    MM

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi MM Del Rosario,

      Thanks for your question.  I've added a quotations category in Books & Writing/Writing/Quotations.

      -Larry

  30. charlemont profile image80
    charlemontposted 8 years ago

    Almost all of my tech hubs fitted perfectly in the categories.
    But I don't know where to put hubs about fountain pens, hence I suggest a subcategory:
    Arts & Crafts --> Writing instruments --> fountain pens
    In many article directories there are similar subcategories.

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Charlemont,

      Thanks for your question.  I've added a new category in Games, Toys, & Hobbies/Collecting/Pens & Writing Instruments.

      It seems to me that Fountain Pens are more a Collectible than a Arts & Craft.  How does that sound?

      -Larry

  31. charlemont profile image80
    charlemontposted 8 years ago

    Thank you Larry, Collecting is definitely a better option for fountain pens!

    I have one more thing to clear out: reviews of money-making products (there are LOTS of hubs with reviews of ebooks "how to make money online"). To which category should they belong?
    I submitted both of my related hubs to Business & Jobs → Marketing & Sales → Web-based Marketing & Sales, but it doesn't look quite specific.

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Charlemont,

      "how to make money online" would fit in Business & Jobs/E-Commerce/Marketing Your Web Site

      or

      Business & Jobs/E-Commerce/Tips & Advice

      -Larry

  32. raymondphilippe profile image83
    raymondphilippeposted 8 years ago

    I think this is a great addition. And I'm working on my categorization backlog as we speak.

  33. Research Analyst profile image81
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    Thanks larry for your help and suggestions, I finally got all my hubs in categories. Whew! what a task that was. It will be worth it I'm sure.

  34. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Hi Larry,
    I noticed that I categorized all correctly yesterday however when I checked back there are articles that are in the incorrect place. I realize there will be glitches and I will go back and see if I can recategorize, however I thought I would let you know.
    This is a great addition to HubPages and thanks again. smile

  35. charlemont profile image80
    charlemontposted 8 years ago

    Finally all of my hubs have been categorized!
    A tiny input on my part big_smile
    Larry, you helped me a lot!
    Cause at first I felt kinda confused about this new Categorizer.

  36. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    Finished smile

  37. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    All done.  I notice "Ballet" has been moved from its separate category and has been made a sub-category of Dance.  Thanks! 

    However I'm perplexed why it merits a sub-category when not a single other dance style gets a mention.  What about flamenco, belly dance, folk dances, ballroom, Latin, contemporary, jazz, Broadway, swing, ........?

    1. Paraglider profile image93
      Paragliderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There are similar problems with poetry. If you have a single category for a particular form, e.g. sestina, why not have one for ballade?

      Quite often I found myself wanting to be able to add my own 3rd level category. Still, it was an interesting exercise. Congrats on your 100 (at the time of writing)

      1. larryfreeman profile image88
        larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Paraglider,

        I am open about adding more subcategories for poetry.  In addition to ballade, is there any other subcategories for poetry that you would like to see?

        Thanks,

        -Larry

    2. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Marissa,

      Good point.  Perhaps, I'll add some more subcategories for dance.  Thanks for your list of suggestions.

      -Larry

  38. JKSophie profile image75
    JKSophieposted 8 years ago

    Done with it.  I just hope there's a category for advices, about life and love, and about friendship. Thanks smile

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi JKSophie,

      We have a bunch of 2nd-level categories in Gender & Relationships.

      You may be interested in:
      Gender & Relations/Dating
      Gender & Relations/Intimacy
      Gender & Relations/Men
      Gender & Relations/Relationship Issues
      Gender & Relations/Romance
      Gender & Relations/Women

      Each of these breaks down into more specific choices.

      If these categories don't provide enough choices, just let me know.

      Cheers,

      -Larry

  39. MM Del Rosario profile image85
    MM Del Rosarioposted 8 years ago

    Hi Larry, will you be able to add - acrostic poetry , i have a few hubs about acrostic peoms.
    thanks MM

    PS---- Larry I hope you did not forget to add the  quotations category - I just check and it is not yet there.....

    Best regards  and keep up the good work....

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi MM Del Rosario,

      I did not forget to add Quotations.  :-)  You can find it in Books & Writing/Writing/Quotations

      You can see all the categories here

      Also, I added Acrostic Poems to Books & Writing/Poetry/Acrostic Poems.

      Cheers,

      -Larry

  40. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago

    Mine were all done yesterday! It's a really great idea but I don't know how many I put in the write categories. I was looking for conspiracy theory as a subject but couldn't find it so dumped some under paranormal and politics.

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Bard of Ely,

      I've added a Conspiracy Theories category in Politics & Issues.

      -Larry

      1. Bard of Ely profile image86
        Bard of Elyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Larry!

  41. William F. Torpey profile image70
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    I'm going through my hubs now. Most of them do not fit well into the categories that exist, so I'm choosing the closest category possible. I do not see any category for "government." Many of my deal with government, and not necessarily politics. For instance, my hub discussing the advisability of substituting dollars coins for paper dollars. While there are political implications, it has more to do with government processes than politics. It is possible to talk about government waste and inefficiency without emphasizing politics. Just one man's view.

  42. William F. Torpey profile image70
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    I'm also having trouble finding a category for my hub on advice to retirees. I've placed it under politics and social issues, but it really isn't politics. Ideally, I would like to categorize it as Social Issues -- Retirement -- Advice.

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi William,

      The retirement category is found at:
      Health/Age & Longevity/Retirement

      I've added a "government policies & processes" category:
      Politics & Issues/United States/Government Policies & Processes

      I've added a "military & armed forces" category:
      Politics & Isuses/United States/Military

      Cheers,

      -Larry

  43. William F. Torpey profile image70
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    Sorry, but I'm still going through my hubs, and I don't see any category for the military or armed forces. Again, I've selected "politics" because it has "social issues" as a subcategory, but neither label truly applies to my hub.

  44. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    I give. How do you do it?

  45. William F. Torpey profile image70
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    I appreciate your prompt and positive response, Larry. Thank you. Those categories will be a big help that will affect lot of my hubs. Thanks.

  46. William F. Torpey profile image70
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    Once again I've come up against a stone wall. I am still trying to categorize my hubs. There is simply no category that fits this hub:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Old-Days-We … -After-All

    I see no category that covers nostalgia, history, social analysis or anything remotely reflecting what my hub is about. I'd still like to see something like "Purely Opinion," which I've seen elsewhere, or "Analysis" or "Review." I'm stuck -- and "done editing" apparently doesn't work until a category is selected.

    I have many other hubs that I anticipate having similar difficulties in selecting from the categories that now exist. How about a category that reflects "Social Discourse" or "Social Commentary" or some similar idea?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Larry's our category master, so I'll let him respond to your specific request.

      But, I thought I'd point out two things -- 1) you can always change your category later, so there is no need to hold up publishing a hub, and 2) While, we recommend choosing the most specific category you can, you can always use a second level or even a top level category if there isn't a specific "leaf" category that matches.  For instance this hub you could simply put into, I suppose, "Politics & Issues" or "Politics & Issues -> Social Issues".

  47. William F. Torpey profile image70
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    I'll do that for the time being, Paul, but I'm hopeful that Larry will consider some kind of "Social" category. The "Politics & Issues" category, however, clearly puts the hub in the "politics" category (because the "issues" part is so closely tied to the "politics" label.) This hub, and many others I've published, are not, per se, "political issues" but "social issues."

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi William,

      It seems to me that your hub would fit in:

      Knowledge & Education/History & Archeology/Twentieth Century/Nostalgia

      I think that you raise a good point about "Politics & Issues."  This is really our place for Social Issues.  For this reason, I've renamed the category from "Politics & Issues" to "Politics & Social Issues."

      So, the place for hubs about social issues will be:

      Politics & Social Issues/Social Issues

      -Larry

  48. William F. Torpey profile image70
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    Thank you, Larry. I appreciate your help with my category selections. The "Social Issues" category will make life a lot easier for me.

  49. aidenofthetower profile image83
    aidenofthetowerposted 8 years ago

    I thought I would let everyone know that I am done now...I feel rather accomplished and very glad that it is over. While categories are great, they are much easier to use while creating new hubs! Thanks for all your hard work.

  50. Shirley Anderson profile image78
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    I have trouble deciding which category or sub-category my hubs go into, but I figure that I can move them if I find some place they fit better.

 
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