An interesting thread on how to handle Duplicate niches has started to branch into the territory of hierarchal organization and there are some interesting points raised why we may want some sort of visual roadmapping of the Niches, and the so called "sub-niches". These are the words that we as the community seem to gravitate too, but on many occasions members of the @Narrative Network Team have corrected us that there is no such thing as Sub-niches; that all niches are equal.
This may just be a semantic of the use of the word Niche and sub-niche. Obviously when we are dealing with rules of duplication it is our human nature that we feel compelled to start categorizing topics, with sub-topics. It also seems like the community has no hang-ups in using the term sub-niche. That this term is just something that the team does not want us to use.
Personally I don't understand why they keep saying that all niches are equal to each other. I don't perceive it to be about equality, but rather compartmentalizing subjects...and I suspect most of the community does too. Perhaps they are being overly Politically Correct on this matter. Perhaps there is a reason that has not been made aware to us. I just don't know.
I am posting this thread to hear different thoughts on the subject from both community and team members. Do you feel that Narrative has topics that don't nestle into each other--that they are all just one big liner flow of niches, or do you feel it is advantageous that we sort of map out topics with sub-topics like a family tree.
To sub-niche, or not to sub-niche? That is the question