Default tags for users

Newbie question; sorry.

  • How do I let people choose from a limited set of tags when they post? In other words, if min trust to create tag is level 2 and min trust level to tag topics is level 1, how do level 1 users choose a tag for their new topic?
  • Also, is it possible to force users to choose a tag?

Not that I’m aware of

You might be able to achieve what you want with Tag Groups. Go to Tags and Manage Tag Groups. You can set who can use what Tags by User Group by Tag Group. You will need to add the relevant tags to the relevant Tag Group

You can require a certain number of tags per category and you can use tag groups to say what tags apply to a given category.

But maybe if you describe your use case another solution will emerge.


Hello and welcome @per_coh :slight_smile:

In that scenario, TL1 users would be able to use any pre-existing tag that didn’t have a restriction on it. :+1:

For the second point, as @pfaffman said, there are some Tag options in the category settings where you can add some restrictions to what tags can be used for topics in that category, as well as enforcing that new topics have at least x amount of tags from one or more tag groups:

You can read more about tags in How to create tag structures, tag category restrictions, tag groups and tag relationships


Thanks everyone, for helping out a Discourse newbie.


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