When starting a new thread from outside any particular category, such as from the main forum page or the categories page or my personal preference the latest page, the “category” field for the new post is blank and must be selected from a dropdown menu.
Currently, the list of options in that menu goes:
• Evolution Pitches
• Evolution Discussion
• 7 separate subcategories within “Development”
• 5 separate subcategories within “Server”
• Using Swift
• 14 separate subcategories within “Related Projects”
• Site Feedback
• 1 more subcategory within “Development”
I don’t know how the ordering of the list is generated, but if there is a way to change it, I feel quite strongly that “Using Swift” should be the very first option, so that new people posting on the forum see it at the top of the list.
Currently there are 30 options, “Using Swift” is 15th, and we keep seeing posts made to “Development: Compiler”—which is 3rd on the list—that should go in “Using Swift”. I think that moving “Using Swift” to the top of the list will almost entirely eliminate that problem.