I am glad to see that meanwhile, there is a "mast cell" section both under research as well as under treatment!
But is a comment welcome on the structure?
I write it in good intention, hoping to be helpful.
I find that the whole navigation structure is based on technical & systematic aspects. It would be better if it would reflect people's desires.
Let me tell my observation as a story. When I first found HR, I opened the navigation and found: ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Forums, Resources, Videos. ➞ HR is unfortunately not for me. I have POTS, etc. Months later, I found some interesting things via search. I was inspired by Cort's enthusiastic style of writing
. Hence saved the link. Today, I searched MCAS and found this discussion ➞ I knew there must be something "mast cell" and I have to look under some "research" and some "treatment". ➞ I found it all.
A process of a year or more!
Now, when one is familiar with a website, structure does not matter much. Navigation structure is mostly for the newbie.
A newbie comes with some desires, and these desires connect to terms. In my case it was POTS and MCAS. Other people will come with other terms. But in the very beginning, most likely all will come with disease names or with symptom names to start with. It does not matter much for a newbie if something is a "resource" or a "forum". Also, it doesnt matter that much if something is treatment or research (in fact, I hope there is a big overlap: scientific treatment!
) But ... unfortunately, these are the choices one is confronted with in the navigation of HR! Dont tell me anyone that a newbie would straight find this path:
HR ➞ Forum ➞ Treatment ➞ Mast cell
In each step there are say some 6 choices ≈ 6*6*6 choices in total = 216 = a lot
However, the newbie would easily find:
HR ➞ <my main desire> ➞ ...
In sum, my point is:
The newbie thinks: "I wana read stuff about my problem, please"
(in German, there is a joke web design term "DAU" = "dümmster anzunehmender User" = dumbest assumable user. So, I was a DAU. Maybe you are a DAU, too, sometimes?