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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

This question may have been asked and answered before - I just don't really recall off hand.

Would it be possible to have the regions added to the country drop-down menu(s) also?

Personally, I would find this handy for different applications where a single country is not the most appropriate choice. The first is for the Book Club. My book review revolves around the Caribbean - not just a single country (and most of the islands mentioned have been given fictitious names). Here, choosing Caribbean would be the best fit. I had to leave that area blank in the blog. Another example is Dave's review of Europe on a Shoestring. Again, the guide covers 45 countries so being able to choose Europe in the drop-down would work well.

I also find such choices helpful in the photo section where a country is required for upload. Since book cover art has to be uploaded, both Dave's and mine don't fall under any particular country. I chose USA since that's where the author lives (and so do I) but what should be chosen for a guide covering 45 countries? Australia since it's an LP guide or the first country covered in the book or where the reader lives? (Yes, I realize it's just cover art.)

I know it's a very small thing but thought I'd ask just the same.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

I also find such choices helpful in the photo section where a country is required for upload. Since book cover art has to be uploaded, both Dave's and mine don't fall under any particular country. I chose USA since that's where the author lives (and so do I) but what should be chosen for a guide covering 45 countries? Australia since it's an LP guide or the first country covered in the book or where the reader lives? (Yes, I realize it's just cover art.)

You could untick "show in gallery", which has the effect of no longer having "country" as a required field.

Otherwise agreed that there's several places in which gradations other than "country" would be useful to have, but changing that would be a very fundamental change to the way things are set up on the site, and is not likely to happen soon.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

I think in the blogs we'll move towards everyone can pick whatever category their hearts desire in the future. So more a free field format like tagging.

For the photos it's probably not going to be added as an option, other than the already existent tagging. There I guess the best option is to untick the show in gallery box like Sander mentions...

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Thanks guys! Didn't think it would be a high priority thing if considered at all. I like the 'heart's desire' move for the blogs. And, I took Sander's advice, unticking the check boxes while uploading yesterday's book cover art.

Thanks again!

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 7y

Quoting Sam I Am

I think in the blogs we'll move towards everyone can pick whatever category their hearts desire in the future. So more a free field format like tagging.

Yay!

My blog is gagging for "comedy" and "Superbowls Around the World" categories. The first one might be useful for some, but probably not so much for others.

The next obvious question would be... Would we be able, in this hypothetical future bloging system, to be able to have multiple category tags for a single entry?

Greg

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

I do believe that this future world will allow for fanciness like multiple-categories-per-entry indeed :)

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Sam I Am

I do believe that this future world will allow for fanciness like multiple-categories-per-entry indeed :)

YES!!!!! Life is good!!!!!!! I'm likin' this "fancy future" thing!

Greg - comedy is great but "Superbowls Around The World"??? Count me in!

8. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Thorn Tree (Lonely Planet's attempt at Travellerspoint) has a box for every country. It really is far too much to have on one site. I tried it for awhile since joining up with Travellerspoint, after a friend said to me that it was the bees knees.. I think not, personally. There is too much emphasis on countries rather than continents and the main issue for me between the two sites, is that when you have for example England, Germany, Albania, or Norway, on seperate pages, as opposed to just Europe, it loses the boundaries stories altogether most of the time and just concentrates with stories about the middle of the country.