New askme category: gifts May 11, 2005 5:49 AM   Subscribe

Can we get a "gifts" category in AskMe? People seem to ask for gift ideas quite often, and it doesn't really belong in "shopping" because it's about brainstorming, not sourcing.
posted by orange swan to Feature Requests at 5:49 AM (10 comments total)

Still sounds like shopping to me?
posted by agregoli at 7:07 AM on May 11, 2005

It's a nit picky thing, yes, and if Matt doesn't want to bother, that's fine with me.
posted by orange swan at 7:11 AM on May 11, 2005

I still want my "cleaning grilled cheese from the oven base" category.
posted by xmutex at 9:59 AM on May 11, 2005

yeah, still seems like shopping to me.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:59 AM on May 11, 2005

That's just because corporate America has brainwashed everyone into thinking that you have to *buy* gifts. Some of us realize that the best gifts are the ones that you make yourself, with love and thoughtfulness. That reflects the personality of the giver and shows the receiver that you cared enough to spend your valuable time lovingly crafting just for them.

That being said, if I don't get a fucking iPod for my birthday I'm disowning my cheapassed family.
posted by filmgoerjuan at 10:06 AM on May 11, 2005

wouldn't gifts be a tag? (I'm still not clear how a tag is different from a category, so I may be wrong.)
posted by macadamiaranch at 10:39 AM on May 11, 2005

Shopping category, gift tag. Get it? Gift tag! The top level categories are necessarily overbroad so that there are few of them. Finer subdivisions can be done with tags, the way sex questions go under human relations.
posted by jessamyn at 10:44 AM on May 11, 2005

Gift tag! Good one, jessamyn.
Too bad you classify sex as beneath human relations though. ;-P
posted by mischief at 11:39 AM on May 11, 2005

Next time I have a jessamyn-worthy question I'm going to use the tag. No need for a new category.
posted by grouse at 1:58 PM on May 11, 2005

Am I the only one who wants to avoid having the noun "source" become a transitive verb?
posted by gramschmidt at 7:00 PM on May 11, 2005

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