Heck, while we are at it, why don't we just set up a nice, well planned
out news server with all the categories set up....
Charlie Stross wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 03:06:24PM -0500, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> > I just realized that a logical tree structure or path-name would
> > useful. This would allow the reader to determine which subtopic is
> > being discussed, find the relationship between topics, and filter on
> > whole categories.
> > Thus, a flame about the recent elections could have the prefix of
> > "POLITICS/GOVERNMENT/PROCESS/ELECTION/PRESIDENTIAL/2000/STATE/FLORIDA/BALLOT/SUBTYPE/BUTTERFLY/COMMENT/NEGATIVE/REPLY/LONGISH:"
> > What could be more user-friendly?
> We obviously need relative pathnames, so that we can signal topic
> drift by saying something like ../../POSITIVE/BENEFITS ("let's look
> on the bright side of this ...") or ../../FLAME/HOT/HOTTER/HOTTEST
> ("your granny wears army boots and your dad smells of elderberries!").
> Oh, and we need national or cultural signifiers: USA, NOTUSA, APPLEPIE,
> COMMIESUBVERSION, BELGIUM and so on.
> -- Charlie
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