"..there is a lack of focus because no one in asking the question: How are people going to use the Categories?" Well, if you listened in on our forum, it seems that question is addressed every day. We are reminded that categories are for grouping profiles (profile and free-space), and since we are a genealogical site, for the purpose of genealogical research. So, we do ask that question and others. If you read our project page, we have three goals:
- Category maintenance
- Category oversight and collaboration
- Category vision
At present, the focus has been to overhaul the project to accomplish these goals, so there has been months of mapping this out, all while still maintaining the system.
As for the utility of a category search engine that would allow "and", it would be something to ask Aleš Trtnik, who created WikiTree+. He is a member of our forum, though not a categorization project member, and he is always coming up with tools for us or expanding the ones we already have. I'll ask him to come here and give input.