Name: “Archived Categories”
- Forum user needs/interests are evolving and some categories are no longer active, but it is desirable to keep their content searchable and browsable.
- It is useful to have temporary sub-categories for meetings and workshops, but there needs to be a place to stash them afterwards, so as to not clutter up the homepage.
The use mode for “Archived Categories” will be that inactive (sub-)categories are moved there and made read-only. This category would appear at the very bottom of the homepage.
"About the Archived Categories category" Topic text:
For inactive categories to be stored in read-only mode.
[Followed by the “new to community” content in all “About the …” topics.]
Should be set to “trust_level_0 can see”. This means the category will not be publicly visible, but all forum users who are logged in will see it, but will not be able to post new topics or replies.
Relevant topic which inspired this proposal: Closing rarely used categories, merging simulations into Science/survey strategy
Comments welcome on this proposed new category.