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Post by Meis2M » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:50 am

Hi.

What do you think about a Related topics in topics, for 3.1.X ?
a Related topics based on finding the most relevant matching Topic Titles. Related topics Can help to prevent asking duplicate questions and it was very useful for users.

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Re: [RFC] Related topics

Post by Senky » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:47 am

-1
Perfect as an extension, but really not in the core.

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Post by Vinny » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:13 pm

Senky wrote:-1
Perfect as an extension, but really not in the core.
Agree.

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Post by MichaelC » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:54 pm

Senky wrote:-1
Perfect as an extension, but really not in the core.
I agree also.
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Post by naderman » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:42 am

This topic is insufficient for an RFC as it lacks any details of implementation, so moving to discussion.

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Re: Related topics

Post by Danielx64 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:17 am

Also -1 here

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Post by Erik Frèrejean » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:31 pm

I think that a feature like this can be a great addition to the core as long it is build properly.
The trick however is how to determine whether a topic is "related". Simply matching the topic titles won't be sufficient as you'll also have to take content into account.
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Post by brunoais » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:29 am

^
Also, comparing topic data is not an easy task. It's a lot like a search (like one made in search.php) for each topic in order to be made properly. This is one of the features you deactivate when you have your server overloaded. I still think -1.

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Post by Senky » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:20 pm

Erik Frèrejean wrote:The trick however is how to determine whether a topic is "related".
That is why I think it should be left for extensions. More people can determine it in another way, they will create more different extensions and end users can choose the one they like.

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Post by Erik Frèrejean » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:08 pm

Senky wrote:
Erik Frèrejean wrote:The trick however is how to determine whether a topic is "related".
That is why I think it should be left for extensions. More people can determine it in another way, they will create more different extensions and end users can choose the one they like.
Sure it would probably fit better as an extension, but I do think that this is something that could be made into an RFC and then "related" can be discussed there. However this will isn't a trivial RFC to write as you need to make sure things are thought out properly before posting it.
Yes I think this can be something for the core, however I'm not so sure anyone will have the time to properly think this through before posting a RFC for it (if not done properly it will most likely be rejected in no time).
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