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RupertTaylor
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on 11/15/2013

Does it matter which topic category an article is put into?

Just about everything I write falls outside any of the listed categories and I end up plunking most in Culture and Society. The ones suggested by the page title module are sometimes laughably distant from my articles' content. With one recent and grisly piece on pressing as a form or torture and execution the suggestion was it should go in Arts - Photography - Black and White Photography. Another one about frivolous law suits was directed to Literature - Literary Awards.

I've just posted a piece on the unhappy life of Edith Thompson who ended up in the hangman's clutches, but there's no obvious place to put it. Only Crime Prevention comes close if you believe that capital punishment reduces crime, which I don't. I think a true crime slot would be helpful, at least for some of the output that comes from my twisted psyche.

JoHarrington
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on 11/15/2013

There are always the history categories. Half of Alex's articles about the Tudors would definitely count as true crime chronicles, so we're halfway there.

I never worry too much about where I put an article, on the basis that I can always move it later.  If all else fails, I whine, beg or cajole ChefKeem into adding another category.  It sometimes works.

True crime sounds like it could be a popular one though.  I'm amazed that we haven't already got it. 

Poor Edith Thompson.  Did you put in how her execution caused the law to be changed regarding female undergarments and hanging?  *goes to see*  Nope.  Perhaps we haven't got a True Crime section because none of the Wizzley team would trust the likes of me not to include such details.  :)

 


chefkeem
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on 11/15/2013

 

JoHarrington: 11/15/2013 - 04:38 PM

 

 If all else fails, I whine, beg or cajole ChefKeem into adding another category.  It sometimes works.

 

Wrong! It ALWAYS works.  Surprised

Simply post your desired cat sequence here in the forum and I'll drop anything I'm doing (except when pulling up my trousers) to accommodate you.

 


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JoHarrington
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on 11/15/2013

In that case, can we please have Rupert's True Crime category, and another devoted to pink suspenders for Hell's Angels.  Thanks!

Aren't you wishing the words 'within reason' had been added in there somewhere?  LOL


chefkeem
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on 11/15/2013

Oh, who cares about reason, Jo. Let's just go back to: "It sometimes works."  Cool

Hey, what's the CAT SEQUENCE for the True Crime subcat?


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
JoHarrington
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on 11/15/2013

LOL!

To my mind, Culture and Society > Social Issues > True Crime works.  Though Rupert may have a better location.

I would have said create a tree that goes: Culture and Society > Crime, then have true crime, crime prevention and prisons and prisoners all in there.  But you have sub-categories under crime prevention already, so that won't work.


RupertTaylor
Posts: 108
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on 11/15/2013

"I would have said create a tree that goes: Culture and Society > Crime, then have true crime"

Yes Jo

This goes to another favourite them of mine, Swindles, Scams, and Frauds. Upcoming at some time not too far away a manual on how to sell the Brooklyn Bridge - more than once to the same rube.

There are lots of sub, sub categories in the world of crime. Perhaps, there could be one for bankers.

JoHarrington
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on 11/15/2013

Don't be silly, Rupert.  Bankers are way too rich and powerful to be criminals.  You'll be calling Henry VIII a wife-murderer next!


chefkeem
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on 11/15/2013

Okay.  Smile

As of now, we have ...

Culture & Society -->  Crime -->  True Crime

                "                        Crime -->  Swindles, Scams and Frauds

                 "                        Crime  -->  Prisons and Prisoners

Back to England vs Chile (The Recording).


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
chefkeem
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on 11/15/2013

Oh, the bankers ...

We don't want to categorise everything down to the niche topic. That's what the titles are for.

Would a new subcat "White Collar Crime" work for you?

Actually, bankers could be categorised under "Frauds", as well.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
teddletonmr
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on 11/15/2013

You guys and gal rock! Wink


Make it a great day, teddletonmr
JoHarrington
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on 11/16/2013

You're not bad yourself, Mr Teddleton. <3

Achim - Woot!  Nice one!  I've read Rupert's articles on these subjects before and it's definitely worth giving him these sub-categories to run with.

Bankers - white collar crime.... mmmm... close enough.  Needs more expletives.


AlexandriaIngham
Posts: 109
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on 11/16/2013

Oh! I didn't realise we could ask for new categories. I don't know why I didn't realise that. There are a few of mine that I wasn't too sure of. They're the ones on the modern day royal family but have links to history so I threw them in there because I couldn't find anything else that really suited them. Next time, I'll ask :)

RupertTaylor
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on 11/16/2013

Jo

Perhaps not convicted in a court of law but certainly in the court of public opinion. Bankers that is.

Chef

Many thanks. I don't think you need to drill down so far that each sub category has just one article in it. I think there's a business ethics sub-cat so that would cover the bankers nicely.

 

frankbeswick
Posts: 79
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on 11/16/2013

I agree, Rupert. I write much about religious matters, and culture and society is the only  category  that even nearly fits. I don't mind, but maybe the categories could be more discriminating


frankbeswick
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on 11/18/2013

There are way too many topics that may not justify the category. I have found that sometimes my topic has to be put into the "Last option" --> others.

While it certainly helps to have more options, it may not always possible to fit in. That's where the "Others" come to help.


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