What are categories and sub-categories?

The GameDev.tv forum implement a two level hierarchy to separate topics based on their subject matter. The terms category and sub-category are often used interchangeably with forum and sub-forum.

In the following screenshot UNITY is a category;

Within the UNITY category, sub-categories are listed, e.g. Showcase, S01 Intro, S02 NumberWizard

Topics can be posted to either of these hierarchies, however, in practice topics are typically posted to sub-categories. A topic posted within the main category often indicates that the user wasn’t sure where to post their topic.

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