About the new organization on the forum, I’m not sure I agree. I don’t see anymore what is the Challenge category for. What kind of topics will be in it if we don’t put any challenges in it anymore but use tags for it?
Why some challenges will be in inspiration/resource category and others in a city? I think it is not really relevant and not flexible at all to categorize challenges according to the cities.
And what is the inspiration/resource category for if we also put challenges in it?
A challenge can happen in different cities
For instance, the micro methanization challenge is set by people in Lyon. But we will work on it in Paris (or Loos en Gohelle). I also now some people in London that might be interested to work on it. So where do I put it?
Maybe each city working on that challenge will have a different topic according to the advancement of their project and the way they are doing it, maybe not. In the first case, the new system works, on the second one we make it very difficult to follow, how can they collaborate between cities?
A challenge does not have border and can be solved by a team of people that are not working in the same city
For instance, the Jerry DIT challenge is about creating a web platform. For this kind of challenge people don’t have to seat next to each other to work on it. Maybe 2 people in Berlin, 3 in Paris, 1 in London will be working on it.
And Jerry is an international project which is not in a city more than another. It will be like saying the OSCEdays are based in Berlin.
Having a cities and organization category makes it confusing. From what I understood in the category cities we also speak about organization and everything linked to the event. On top of that you also have the challenges. Which means pretty much everything happen in this category. I’m scared it is going to be very messy at one point, probably not now but in the long run…
All those arguments can be resumed by one: A challenge does not have border. As a good friend of us would say, I don’t believe in borders
I guess it raises again the question of what are the OSCEdays and the forum in the long run… An event (that happens once/twice… a year) with a platform as a support or a challenge solving community.
Now if i have to go against my arguments. Maybe the fact that we can link topics together, solves the intercities collaboration part that I think we are making difficult with this new system. I need to think more about it and my brain need to go to sleep now.
I think I get why you are doing it this way, but I think the way we can solve it is to hack the tags plugin, and have different “categories of tag” or organize the tags in a way that it is easily readible: tags for dates, tags for type of challenges, tags for cities…