If a choice is a required field, it's important. People are human, and sometimes forget to fill in a detail.
If a field is a text or number field, we can set it required, and Podio helps us; it doesn't let someone create an item without filling in that field.
But if we make a category field required, Podio automatically sets it to the first option. People are human, and if you set a field for them, they may not notice (especially if it's a drop-down list) or remember to correct it. So actually if a category field is important, marking it as required may be positively unhelpful, as Podio makes it easier for someone to miss it. For an important category field, we're actually better off not marking it as required, so at least then we know that the user forgot to supply the information.
It would be helpful if the behaviour of setting the first option by default could be a selectable attribute, separate from 'required'.
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