Tags are wonky, a default set seems to have been assigned to each category


#1

About two weeks ago, tags started acting a bit wonky for us.

For example, I want to tag a topic as “python”. I already have a python tag:

Here is what I see when I try to select the tag:

I know I have a python tag already and it normally jumps in there when I start typing but it doesn’t now. It looks like it does when you create a new tag

Looks promising:

But after I click the checkbox, the new tag shows up for just a nanosecond and then disappears, no tag:

There isn’t anything in the list of tags that can only be used in this category, although if I click in the field it again shows me just the wont-fix tag.

Just now I checked another category and found the following set of allowed tags. These are not a set of tags that anyone would have picked out for this category. I just deleted each one and clicked “Save Category” and when I come back in they are all back. The crazy thing is, it seems to let me delete one at a time, save and go back and it’s still gone, UNTIL I delete the last one, when I come back after that they have all returned.

I spot checked a few more categories and they all seem to have that weird set of tags. in fact I just checked Corner Bar again and it has them now too. :eyeglasses: If I hadn’t taken the screen shot at the top of this topic I would be questioning my sanity now.


(cpradio) #2

Have you updated lately? There were a few fixes around tags in the past couple of days.


#3

We’re hosted so I’m not sure where we are with updates.


(cpradio) #4

If those tags match the top used tags in your community (you should be able to tell by looking at /tags or sort by count). Then that bug was fixed in the last couple of days and I’m sure one of the Discourse Team will be glad to upgrade you.


#5

Unfortunately they don’t match:


(Jeff Atwood) #6

@neil can follow up on this with you tomorrow. Lots of changes in this area recently.


(Sam Saffron) #7

A follow up since I just deployed and you were missing @neil’s changes. Can you review this bug report in light of the changes that were made?


#8

Things have changed a bit now.

Trying to add a tag to that topic gives this now:

I’m seeing this when I first check edit > tags:

Then when I click into the first input box I see the following different set of tags. These ones match up with our top 5 tag in terms of usage, that wont-fix tag is not like the others.

I don’t expect to find any restricted tags in any of our categories.

We seem to have random tags assigned to some categories – this wasn’t like this when I started this report.


(Neil Lalonde) #9

You can restrict a tag to more than one category. For example, if you have two categories “Car Repair” and “Car Parts”, you could make it so a tag “transmission” can only be used in those two categories by adding them to the “Tags that can only be used” fields of both.

I looked through the first four sets and they all match your category settings. For example:


#10

I’m okay with that, but I can’t imagine any human here would have added those tags to those category’s lists. :slight_smile:


(Neil Lalonde) #11

Oh you’re saying all those tag settings were not added by someone! Wow, this is all fallout from a commit labeled WIP that was putting top tags in category settings.

Should the tags be removed from all those categories’ settings? I can do that for you.


#12

Yes please, remove them all from the category’s settings! :wink:


(Neil Lalonde) #13

Done. Sorry for the wonky behaviour.


#14

Everything is working perfectly now, thank you!


(Jeff Atwood) #15