A few people have given feedback about the fact that the project they work on has been placed as a subcategory, thus limiting the usefulness of the forum for their community.
In response to this feedback, I would like to propose that we allow subcategories to be promoted to the top level in the case that a request is made and/or the category has substantial activity or requirement for subcategories.
This would ensure that the top level categories are those that are either large in scope (like protocols) or have active communities, while keeping the less active projects in the subcategories until they have the need to be promoted.
Does this sound good? Should you want a category promoted, please get in contact with the admin team here or privately. We would also be happy to push maintenance of top level categories to individuals representing those projects by granting category moderator rights.
Edit: topic url’s are not tied into categories, so promoting a subcategory wont invalidate the urls of topics. The topic urls however will change from
/c/subcategory. Something to keep in mind.