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28th October 2008, 11:27 AM

Russkris asked me to create a separate thread for this, so here we are. From the NQueens thread it's easy to see that there are a lot of opinions on how to categorize the different projects and how related to the actual category the need to be for them to be in that specific category.

It is my opinion that the misc category should be as small as possible. I consider it a sort of "last resort" adding a project there as all projects preferably should be in the other "main" categories. I feel that projects related to the main categories should be in those categories.

These are some of the projects where categorization has been discussed and where I think they should be:

SETI: Not really a physics project, but highly related as it is looking at radio signals from space. I think this should be in the Physical Science category.

RC5-72 & SHA-1 are both about crypto algorithms which is very connected to mathematics and primes. Leave them in the maths category.

Sudoku & NQueens are both mathematical puzzles. Should be in the maths category.

SZTAKI is, from what I understand, trying to prove the powers of making a grid available to the general public. I would say it feels right that this one sits in the maths category, but I understand if some people thinks it should be in misc.

These are my opinions. I know there are many others, so please post them in this thread.

And ladies and gentlemen, please leave you flamethrowers at the door, thank you.

It is my opinion that the misc category should be as small as possible. I consider it a sort of "last resort" adding a project there as all projects preferably should be in the other "main" categories. I feel that projects related to the main categories should be in those categories.

These are some of the projects where categorization has been discussed and where I think they should be:

SETI: Not really a physics project, but highly related as it is looking at radio signals from space. I think this should be in the Physical Science category.

RC5-72 & SHA-1 are both about crypto algorithms which is very connected to mathematics and primes. Leave them in the maths category.

Sudoku & NQueens are both mathematical puzzles. Should be in the maths category.

SZTAKI is, from what I understand, trying to prove the powers of making a grid available to the general public. I would say it feels right that this one sits in the maths category, but I understand if some people thinks it should be in misc.

These are my opinions. I know there are many others, so please post them in this thread.

And ladies and gentlemen, please leave you flamethrowers at the door, thank you.