You’re probably aware of our International category on the DevForum. Currently, we use it to host subcategories for each language to which we have a member of our Developer Engagement Team dedicated. The top-level International category is used for every other language.
The other day, @Nightgaladeld and I were talking and we realized that we can host this in a much better way.
We present to you the culmination of all of our brainstorming:
The new layout for International doesn’t include subcategories.
You may be asking, “Whaaat? No subcategories?”
Yes. No subcategories. Instead, we’re making each language we support, which are currently subcategories, into their own top-level categories.
“But won’t that clutter the forum?” you ask, just as we asked ourselves.
No… because each of these categories will only be visible to a DevForum group corresponding to the appropriate language category. These groups are publicly visible and joinable, meaning that these categories are completely opt-in.
Here are the groups at the time of writing this announcement:
Anyone may join these groups and be able to see the category corresponding to that language. Only DevForum New Member+ can create and reply to topics.
That’s pretty cool and all, but the real benefit is that we get to create subcategories to organize the language-specific categories!
Under each category will be the following subcategories:
- Updates and Announcements
- Development Resources
- Development Support
- Development Discussion
Our hope is that this change will help create a more conducive collaboration and discussion environment for all of our developers around the world.