I’m finding the “Your topic is similar to…” popup to be less that useful on my intranet installation of Discourse, mainly due to the fact that it hits on words that often appear in titles. For example, here’s a screenshot I just created:
Yeah – my meeting notes topic is similar to my other meeting notes topics… except, those are all in different categories and the pop up doesn’t give any indication of which category hold the similar topics. In our context, we work on many projects at a time and have a category for each of the projects. Within the context of that category, the “Meeting Notes” or “Meeting Minutes” makes sense.
I’m thinking one or both of the following features, available in the administrative panel, might b useful:
- Allow admins to enter terms that won’t match for Your topic is similar to…
- Show the category name of the similar topic
With the second example, instead of:
Meeting Notes 10/22
it might say
Projects/ACME: Meeting Notes 10/22
or something like that.
Anybody have thoughts about this?