I wanted to suggest adding tags to Discourse - I think it would be a great way to help people sift through the content here, as there’s a large amount of how-to’s, support questions, best practices, etc. all co-mingled since they live within the same category. Adding tags might be a great way to help separate the wheat from the chaff.
What are your thoughts?
Good idea. I just enabled tags, and by default only users with a trust level of 3 and up are able to add tags to a topic.
Currently that means, other than the Roots team, that only @MWDelaney is able to do so. I’m willing to manually bump certain users from 2 to 3 if they’re wanting to tag. Level 3 requirements (also Discourse defaults):
- Registed for 100 days
- 50 days of visits
- 10 topics replied to in 100 days
- 25 topics viewed in 100 days
- 25 posts read in 100 days
- 200 topics viewed all time
- 500 posts read all time
- 30 likes given
- 20 likes received
Do we want to seed the tags with a short list to get the ball rolling? I just tagged a thread with “sage9” and “blade” but looking at it now it seems kind of tautological.
What’s the goal with tagging? What info will be helpful?
I’d say within the
sage category, being able to tag
sage-9 might be helpful, and more broadly having tags like
suggestion, etc. would help identify what type of content is being posted - it also allows people to follow/watch tags, so for example I could follow the
best practice tag if I wanted and get updated whenever something is tagged as such.
I’d be happy to help with tagging!