Maybe I just need somebody to slap me silly but I don't seem to be alone here. Could there perhaps be a more obvious "Post this question somewhere other than History" indicator? (Thank you)

1 Answer
Mar 9, 2016

Great question!

To clarify, are you asking if there could be a more obvious way to choose the topic for a question?

This is the current Ask a Question box, and I agree that, especially for newcomers, it could be easy to overlook the topic dropdown. If you ignore the box, it will automatically send your question to the first topic in a subject (History in the case of Socratic Meta) which could lead to a lot of question being filed incorrectly.

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Seems like there's some work to be done to make sure everyone is choosing the correct topic for a question. Any ideas on how to improve?