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Why are Databases listed under Web development? and not out on their own?

I've seen plenty of Database issue listed under Software development

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I've wondered that as well, but if it were in Software Development I'm sure someone would ask why there's not a database subforum in Web Development. ;)

Anyway, my conclusion was that it's just an artifact of history where Dani simply chose to put that subforum there instead of somewhere equally valid.

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Pretty much. And, at this point, as we move away from niche forums more towards tagging, I don't want to go the route of multiple database forums.

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Would it add value to have "Databases" listed in each major category, but both listing point to the same location: "/web-development/databases/16". I generally do not follow the "Software Development" category, but can contribute to Database postings so I only see the ones that members post when they find it under Web Development, I assume...

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I think that having multiple categories point to the same page would just add to the confusion of navigation. That's why I'm starting to really prefer the tag system. ;)

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Hmmm... all valid points but the thing is with databases, theres the programming / querying aspect (web and Software Development) , the setting them up, and then things like tuning them up for efficiency.

I just wondered why it didn't have it's own category really.

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