It's Time We Talked About Tags


Originally published at: It’s Time We Talked About Tags

Consider the typical sections of a daily newspaper: Arts, Sports, Business, Travel, Local, and World. Any given article belongs to just one of those sections, and the content in each section is quite different, such that some people, for example, may only ever read the Sports or Business sections. These are what we call categories.…

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(AstonJ) #2

Great work! I love tags, and I’d just like to repeat some of my suggestions:

  • Ability to require a tag per section (as stated in the blog this is coming!)
  • Ability to add info per tag, such as a short description and a link (this would show on mouse over, as well as on the tag view page)

These would be nice to have:

  • A redesigned tags homepage (currently very unappealing, would like to see it more useful/informative like the categories homepage)
  • Ability to give tags different colours (not as important but could be nice for some communities)

With this in place I can see tags becoming a huge part of how people use Discourse :smiley:

(Steve Combs) #4

I want to add this feature request to the tag wishlist.

(Florian Schmaus) #5

Great to see that tags now gain more attention. Please also consider adding support for tag aliases.

(Jeff Atwood) #6

3 posts were split to a new topic: Some questions about tags

Some questions about tags