I have a category for challenges/assignments that is empty except for its subcategories. I thought that I could search that category and find things in subcategories, but I can’t.
Here on meta, click on #plugin and search for “discord” you can find “Discourse to Discord bot” post, but if you search the plugin category, it goes away. It’d be cool if I could search across all those categories.
Hmm yeh, haven’t really encountered this before but I think searching category+sub-categories by default makes sense. We’d have to come up with some sort of syntax for when you only want to search the parent category though, like
This is now supported as per this change by @sam
To search #howto and all sub categories use
To restrict it so you only search the category #howto without children use:
We still need to decide what to do about the “search this category” checkbox.
Is there room for two check boxes?
When is two checkboxes ever the right choice?
Sounds compelling. In that case, I vote for the check box to include subcategories.
You mean to exclude? As it is included by default now…
I think he means this
I also think include by default is probably a better call
“Search the #howto category” may need slightly better wording though.