Continuing the discussion from Not really enjoying the Discourse forum:
So there was the suggestion in the topic above for sub-categorizing the forum. But that too has its cons, as it can get complicated, and also often the issue touches more than one aspect, so can be belong to multiple categories.
Would it be a goo idea to allow tagging or key-wording the posts (e.g. similar to labeling emails in Gmail or putting keywords for photos or movies)? It can be via a pre-determined list of sub-categories, where the user select one or more category that their post talk about.
An when other users get to view that category (e.g. Installing and Using OpenWrt), they can either view all topics or tick the sub-categories they are interested in (e.g. WiFi, WAN, Firewall).