I’ve requested in the past that there be a setting to enforce the use of at least one pre-existing tag when creating a topic.
I’m now aware of 3 separate use cases for this requirement (all current Discourse clients). More community structures are becoming reliant on tagging.
- Communities that rely on tags for surfacing content.
- Large communities that use complex tags and tag groups for their AI.
- I’ve forgotten the details of the third one but I’ll edit it in.
These are creating a heavy mod load which feels a bit like an ambulance at the bottom of a cliff.
I’d love to see an optional setting to enforce tagging for new topics (from a dd-list of existing tags that are associated with the category).
I know that at least some of my colleagues are unconvinced but I’m keen to hear whether that’s because it’s a considerable amount of work or because no one has successfully put the case forward.