Hello, I was just wondering... do you have any plans to structure the content by categories besides tags? For a niche website using tags shouldn't be a problem but for a more general Q&A, its a pain.
Subcategories are not a priority, for me at least. I can use general category terms that would cover more topics.
Its better to have some way of structuring questions than not having at all.
I would be happy with the current tags system but this is hard to scale once the questions continue to flow.
Besides, I wouldn't trust to let the users structure the site using a tags only system because they are free to type whatever they think of, leading to search results totally unrelated, thus creating a mess.
Using a mandatory category term would help us a great deal to sort through search results especially when there are thousands of questions/answers
You can start with 1 level category for now and see how it goes from there.
Its easier to scale later to subcategories then to unlimited categories when it gets more popular than starting from nothing.
You could also code a feature to be able to copy/convert a bunch of existing popular tags as category terms.
AFAIK Joomla started this way. Only recently they introduced unlimited subcategories.