Can the G2G have more categories?

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While I appreciate this is a free website, I find the G2G Genealogy page almost impossible to use. Is it possible to have the noticeboard divided into a couple of broad regions - e.g  North America, British Isles, Europe, Rest of World, or even finer grades than that. The RootsChat free website is by far the best genealogy help line I have found mostly because it has good categorisation, so 'rookies' can connect with experts pretty quickly. Currently, G2G is completely hit and miss. I would like to help, but have found  only one message to respond to so far.

John
in Genealogy Help by J Cherry G2G6 Mach 1 (10.1k points)

I'd never heard of RootsChat, but looked it up and you're right. It's a pretty neat site and it does have LOTS of categories.

Until someone responds who can give you an informed answer, you might be interested in reading a conversation using the following link:

http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/4266/should-we-have-wikitree-improvements-suggestions-category

About 1/3 of the way down, there's a discussion about pros and cons of having more categories.

1 Answer

+2 votes
Thanks for wanting to help, John.

The direction we're heading in is "tags" instead of categories. You can already follow specific tags -- usually surnames -- with RSS feeds, but that's not user friendly at all. What we'll be adding soon is a much friendlier system for following the tags that interest you.

So, bear with us a little longer and I think you'll get what you're after.
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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