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Travel Category Changed to "Locations' in Answers and Topics

  1. hush4444 profile image66
    hush4444posted 5 years ago

    When and why did the category "Travel" change to "Locations" in the Answers and Topics sections?  It's still Travel in the Forum section.  What do you think of the change?

    1. WriteAngled profile image91
      WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would never look under "locations" if I was browsing any collection of information for information about "travel". "Destinations" might just possibly do it for me, but "locations" is a very poor choice of term.

      In the good old days, people used standard classification systems/thesaurii or hired qualified information specialists to produce customised ones if what was already available was not totally suitable.

      A new system could take months to create. It would include careful analysis of terminology used by the intended users of the systems, positioning of terms within hierarchies of broader and narrower terms, selection of preferred terms and their cross-reference to any related/alternative terms someone might use. Before I went freelance, I was involved in the creation of such a system for a European Community service. It took a couple of years before we got something that was acceptable to all the experts involved.

      Unfortunately, this all proved too slow and too expensive for the get-rich-quick Internet rabble. As a result, even when attempts are made to provide a classification system for browsing a web site, it is usually illogical, incomplete and unintuitive.

    2. Jason Menayan profile image61
      Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It was a mistake, and has been reverted to "Travel and Places." smile

      1. WriteAngled profile image91
        WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's better!

      2. hush4444 profile image66
        hush4444posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you so much for responding, Jason.  I thought I was losing my mind!

 
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