[RFC] Topic Title Prefixes / Subject Prefixes

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Re: [RFC] Topic Title Prefixes / Subject Prefixes

Post by ABDev » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:15 pm

t_backoff wrote:If anyone wants to see an example of a near-perfect implementation (of course, on 3.0.x), this MOD implements the features described in this topic.
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Re: [RFC] Topic Title Prefixes / Subject Prefixes

Post by DavidIQ » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:12 am

Far as I remember, the only MOD that was supported for conversion in the core package was Attachments MOD. Sub-forums were supported under a separate convertor which was not in the core package.
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Re: [RFC] Topic Title Prefixes / Subject Prefixes

Post by naderman » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:54 am

I don't see why we wouldn't. But it would certainly help the odds, if you would supply a patch to the updater for that once we have the feature in 3.2 ;-)

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Re: [RFC] Topic Title Prefixes / Subject Prefixes

Post by ecwpa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:07 am

Quick question: Wouldnt a tags mod be more usefull than just prefixes? It's almost the same concept. Using tags instead would make the forum way more easier to browse. The prefixes we're talking about here are indeed usefull to phpBB.com but tags could make a huge impact for t he better in other communities.

Plus the prefix could still be a tag, a "super tag" if you will, like #RFC for example.
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Re: [RFC] Topic Title Prefixes / Subject Prefixes

Post by ABDev » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:29 pm

I think you confound the "Tag Cloud" system and the "Topic Prefix" system.

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Re: [RFC] Topic Title Prefixes / Subject Prefixes

Post by ecwpa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:10 pm

You can have tags without a tag cloud, the cloud is just a visual representation of it.
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Re: [RFC] Topic Title Prefixes / Subject Prefixes

Post by ABDev » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:15 pm

Yes, but I don't understand how you can imagine and manage that kind of system in the topics titles ...

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Re: [RFC] Topic Title Prefixes / Subject Prefixes

Post by ecwpa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:20 pm

Well yeah, my point is not to shove multiple tags in a topic title. I was thinking in having tags, maybe below the title to represent what are the topics related to it.
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Post by ABDev » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:20 pm

Don't worry, but I think you are speaking of another thing, which has no reports with that feature :).

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Re: [RFC] Topic Title Prefixes / Subject Prefixes

Post by naderman » Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:32 pm

I agree that topic title prefixes and tags are really the same thing. Tags simply allow more than one prefix per topic. This is probably going to come up as a feature request sooner or later anyway, so we might as well just implement a tag system directly.

The main difference between common tagging system and prefixes is then, whether tags are administrator defined or created by users. Either system could be accomplished with the same database layout. So I'd opt for an admin only implementation in core with a possible extension for user defined tags that simply extends this feature.

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