Continuing the discussion from Early preview of the new tagging plugin:
I just had a thought. What if a (special) tag could be set as a site-wide filter, invisible as anything other than a setting. The setting being your standard language selection menu in a corner somewhere:
Here’s how you would use tags on a multi-lingual site
Imagine a website with two languages: English and French.
The site’s default language is English. As a result, by default, all new topics are tagged
lang:en, and you can only see topics tagged
lang:en. This isn’t a tag you can find and select from the taglist yourself.
If you change the site language to French however, two things happen:
- Any new topic you make while the French language setting is turned on will be tagged with
- You will only be able to see topics tagged
That’s it. No need to make new categories for each new language, e.g. like on forum.topeleven.com. (provided category names can be translated).
I think this could be a very powerful complement to the existing work that came out of the “Multiple languages on single discourse site” debate.