Tags on the forum?


#1

How do I add new tags when creating a new forum topic? When I click on the box it says "Search or create..." and what I assume are the most common tags appear. But how do I make a new one, as suggested, if it doesn't show up in the search? After writing, if I push enter on the keyboard nothing happens. If I click on the plus icon, the drop down menu simply disappears, same as when I click on anywhere on the tags box. Is it a bug somewhere or not allowed anymore? I'm using Firefox ESR 52.9.0 (32-bit) with NoScript allowing the top domain (google-analytics.com is the only other in the list)

And thinking of it, what is the point? Is the search function lacking?


#2

Only moderators can create tags, but they haven't been touched in a long while. When we first enabled tags, it turned into a mess as there were too many tags with 1 topic and duplicates that meant the same thing.

The "Search or create..." will have been new in a recent update. I suppose it's a bug in the software, but as it's misleading, we'll get that changed.


:mag: The search feature isn't lacking, compared to another forum software I know, it's pretty good :+1: Tags are just an alternate if anyone wants to look up specific subjects or watch/track specific tags of interest.

Suppose you want to be the first to know about #security topics - enter the list and set it to watching or tracking:

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#3

Just an aside, what is the software that runs this forum? I really like it.


#4

It is Discourse, of course!

Also, in recent updates, we can now put tags into groups - I'll get them organised, so it looks less like a messy wall:

https://ubuntu-mate.community/tags


#5

@ lah7 I see. Thank you!

Could you add tags then? I suggest the terms "torrent" and "lts".

Btw the forum software is awesome. Fresh, clear and smart without being heavy on my old machines.


#6

Sure, I've added bittorrent, its proper name. Instead of lts, I'd suggest using the specific release name, such as #18-04-bionic-LTS since topics for one LTS may not apply to the other.