One of a few posts to start discussing the “go-live” configuration. Obviously we can roll forward as our uses change.
Tags can be applied to posts either at creation, or later by a moderator. They can be filtered on in the UI, and notified on for a given user. This is powerful if we have the right tags
We have to decide what tags there should be, and who can create new ones. For creation, I’m going to start be restricting creating new tags to trust level 3 and above - this is to reduce the amount of fragmentation you get when typo’ing tags.
We don’t want too many - while the tag box autocompletes in New Topic (substring match too, nice), it’s messy on the All Tags chooser on the Latest page. I’d say ~20 feels right for starters. For the starting tag set. I propose the following tags. Firstly, some generic ones:
These are to alert people to places that input is wanted or action needs to be taken. Then some for the core project:
Do we need to break that down a little? Could be overkill, but maybe:
And then there’s plugins… dear me, that could be a lot of tags. I’d say 20ish tags is the most we want? We’ve already got ~10 there, so maybe the top ten plugins, by some metric? That would be (with a little filtering):
- and of course, “plugin”, for a catch-all
We can re-evaluate this and add/remove tags as the popularity of posts on a given plugin changes, but I hope that’s a reasonable starting set.