Why is there not an initial "Please select category" null option? April 10, 2006 3:21 PM   Subscribe

MeTa category dropdown: Why is there not an initial "Please select category" null option? Because we all get excited and make oopsies.
posted by Eideteker to Feature Requests at 3:21 PM (13 comments total)

Not to complain excessively; as I agree everyone should post responsibly. However, this seems like a proportionately easy thing to fix; the amount of work necessary for the solution fits the smallness of the problem.
posted by Eideteker at 3:23 PM on April 10, 2006


I meant to say that sounds like a reasonable proposal.
posted by brain_drain at 3:54 PM on April 10, 2006

Yeah, I should have done this from the start, but was too lazy at the time to program around a "no category selected, please select one" error.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:19 PM on April 10, 2006

Yeah, it is impossible to submit an illegal value right now, yet very easy to submit an incorrect value.
posted by scarabic at 4:48 PM on April 10, 2006

Agreed, this is especially bad if someone posts Meetup info under "bugs", because then it'll never show if someone follows the sidebar link.

And I know because I made that mistake once.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:58 PM on April 10, 2006 [1 favorite]

Does it matter? I'm not even sure it's possible to browse MeTa by catagory.

I'd rather see tags in MeTa.
posted by delmoi at 4:59 PM on April 10, 2006

Keep up delmoi:) Also see Category List in your menu
posted by tellurian at 5:07 PM on April 10, 2006

Does anyone except Matt need to lsort all the Metatalk threads posted as "bug"?
posted by Balisong at 5:09 PM on April 10, 2006

Shouldn't this have been posted in bugs?

posted by danb at 5:13 PM on April 10, 2006

This was just a gentle nudge, Matt. I thought it might've been something like that.
posted by Eideteker at 6:27 PM on April 10, 2006

Hehe. "Oopsies."
posted by Falconetti at 9:34 PM on April 10, 2006

1) new default menu option = dead easy, no code
2) new use case on the form submit = also pretty easy, but involves at least a little code - you gotta admire the simplicity of the existing setup in this regard (although if I were Matt I might make the default option 'etiquette' or whatever is actually most common).

I personally would love to have a new generation of MetaTalk posts filed under "---Please click here to select a category---"
posted by scarabic at 9:39 PM on April 10, 2006


*gives Balisong secret tickle handshake*
posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:07 AM on April 11, 2006

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