Any option for X posting (cross posting)?


#1

HI
Is there any formal way to X post using discourse from one category to another or would I simply let my users and readers know this topic has been cross posted from over there?


(Robin Ward) #2

Rather than posting the same content in multiple categories we encourage people to use tags. You can add multiple tags to a topic.


#3

How do you mean add tags to a post? I don’t see an option for this?


(Mittineague) #4

You don’t add tags to a post.

You add them to a topic when it’s created, or add them to an existing topic via the topic’s title edit modal.


#5

Yeah but how. I don’t see an option for this. Do I have to change some settings or enable something?


(Mittineague) #6

When you create a topic, the place to add tag(s) is in the text input below the textarea.
For an existing topic, click the edit pencil icon next to the topic title and a modal will open


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #7

Keep in mind you need to enable tagging first. Do so via site settings in /admin.


#8

I dont see that here. I get options to select category and sub category but not tags. Could it be the browser I am using? FF 45.7.0 ? Something is not right.


#9

Will do back in my own forum and check back. But in here, as above I also do not get that option. See image below.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #10

Tagging may be restricted to TL2 or TL3 and up here…


#11

OK. Thanks.

Do you know if tagging can be manually amended per user?


#12

Ive just checked that is correct.

Must enable tagging in the admin > settings > tags. And then set trust levels.

I’ll have a muck around with this and report back to see if it acts as a solution similar to cross posting.

Thanks

EDIT
It seems to have made a difference but not necessarily the solution I was after. My problem is I run a discount forum so what happens when I have a product that fits into two different categories? Searching via tags is not really easy and once my categories blow out to have heaps of topics if a user is browsing category X for product XA but this product discount is currently only listed in category Y I rely on them finding this by search tool only correct?


(Andy at Focallocal) #13

what about when you only want to cross post, or tag one comment. like 'hey #graphicdesign team can you have a look at this plz" in a webdev thread

i seem to be able to hashtag, but it only shows 3 categories out of the 20 or so we have, so not sure whats up with that


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #14

This would be better served by mentioning the group graphicdesign, with @graphicdesign. Like we have here with @team.


(Andy at Focallocal) #15

thanks for the reply. that option doesn’t appear to be available to me and i can’t see a guide how to set it up


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #16

The forum staff should create the group and make it ‘mentionable’ by users.


(Andy at Focallocal) #17

would we have to add each member to a group manually for them to receive a notification? or is there a way to automatically add anyone who posts in the relevant thread?


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #18

Use one of those settings, on the group page:


(Andy at Focallocal) #19

thanks. so i should be able to give them a direct link to the group to sign up