It is common for forum users to create subject lines like the following (real examples, give or take):
- [fun] What does your Fedora background look like?
- [Gnome Shell] white “Oh no!” screen after update F37
- Fedora 37 - Can’t have wifi properly working - Realtek 8821CE
- Fedora 37 - Can’t Start with Graphical Screen, but Works After Logging in
- Fedora 37 - After kernel 6.1.5/6.1.6 update, boot freezes
- Grub2 - how to remove a message?
- Flatpak : outdated freedesktop Platform version preventing flathub installs
- RFE: auto-convert pseudo-tags from subject line to real tags
It would be handy for something (Watched Words? The Automation Plugin? Something else?) to recognize these patterns at the beginning of a subject line:
- a bracketed word or words (typically square brackets
but could be parens and might as well also handle braces)
- a word or words followed by
—or, why not,
and, when the words match an existing tag, and when conditions for using that tag are met, remove the pseudotag from the header and apply the tag instead.
This would also address Add tags by email — for cases where there’s a match, it’d just work. For cases where there isn’t, it’d be easy for mods/tl3+ to discern intention. (Which is also the case when the tag is used in an area where it doesn’t exist or isn’t allowed — for example, maybe I should add a “fun” tag to our Social category.)