(in a PM)
Well, I thought further about this. Imagine topics A, B, and C are all about writing on your hand to help you remember to do your RCs. Practically the same, in fact.
Topic A is posted first and recieves a raving applause. (or something…)
Topic B is posted some time later, because A’s title was inadequate or the thread went too far down the page, and somebody finds topic A again (which is easy because it spanned 3 pages) and puts it on the “related topics” list of B. A majority of the discussion moves to topic A, and the thread might even be locked.
Topic C is posted because A became too boring and fell down the page, and B did too. Somebody remembers topic B and puts it on the list of C.
Now, to get to the real discussion from C, you have to click first on B, then on A. And to get extra discussion from A, you have to click on B, then on C.
When alpha, beta and gamma are considered (historic topics long before this thread started) everything gets really messy, and a researcher finds themselves caught in a “twisty little maze of related topics”.
How about something like this?
There is a list of topics, very specific, such as “Induction > Reality Checks > Remembering”. People can then add topics into these categories. That would mean that whenever I put a topic in a “subject” you could go from that topic to a full list of similar topics.
Once this idea gets a “possible”, I’ll consider mapping out the subject list.