moderated Re: Categories for groups -- idea suggestion

Sharon Villines

On Apr 3, 2018, at 7:56 PM, Al Ludwick / NN4ZZ <@NN4ZZ> wrote:

Hi Sharon,
Can you give a few examples of your groups and which one of the categories you listed would you have picked?
Sociocracy/Governance would both fit under Social Sciences/Sociology. But most lists have “government, politics, taxes” for federal, state, local governments. Or there is "business, marketing, finance, employment" which also isn’t right.

Cohousing has sort of settled into "Culture and Community” but the subtopics of “issues, Cooking, Seniors” isn’t right. Also under this category are foreign cultures, and usually clubs of various kinds.

Where to put TimeBank Coordinators? It goes under alternative economies but popular lists don’t have economics as a category — it gets smushed with business. Economy is as much government as business. And as a discipline is under Social Sciences.

That’s why I like using the Dewey Decimal system as a base with years of experience and examples better than a list formed from popular marketing areas. Publishers ideas of relevant markets.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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