Oh look, another topic before EA ends.
Discourse offers ability to tag topics. I know IA wants to keep the forum as stock installation as possible, but I feel that enabling topic tags will be a welcome addition at this point (well it would be from the start, but hey, you don’t know everything day 1). We have over 6000 topics in the forum and it shows that 5 new idea topics are made every week.
Q: Aren’t categories enough?
A: They are kind of lacking. Yeah they work on basic premise, but they don’t tell much more than that. Also I feel like Early Access category (oh and BTW, what’s gonna happen to this category after the release?) and Ideas category are kind of used without distinction. Most bugs and little suggestions are just posted in EA v00 topics. Tags could be used to categorize the topics even more precisely and aren’t limited to just one for one topic.
Also I should mention that it should be watched so the users use the correct tags to not make a mess. (maybe warnings for misusing the tags would be good enough to prevent that)
Image showcasing tags stolen from Discourse blog (Ha, blinded by sudden light mode. Unless you use light mode, you monster.):
Possible tags that could be made:
- Poll - Topics that have poll in the first post could have this tag to have more visibility so more users come to vote.
- Added - Now hear me out. I know we have a “solved” plugin enabled, but it’s used with mixed results (for example look at “post your spacecraft” topic, how can that topic even be solved?). Not to mention that we have topics auto closing enabled so it doesn’t matter much since it would work best if the topic would be closed when a solution was chosen. With that tag we could easily mark and browse topics that made it into the game.
But suddenly, everybody’s favorite polL+ratio:
- Yes, but… (comment)
- don’t care.
If I missed any tag that you think would be a good addition here, comment it.