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Do these two features exist in any form?

LKDLKD
edited July 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
Before I begin dusting off my PHP knowledge, I prefer to avoid repeating work already done. So, here's two features I need to have on my forum site relating to creating a new discussion/question:

1) Title-oriented search: This feature is the same thing you see in StackOverflow. Somebody enters a title when starting a new discussion and they are shown a list of discussion hits that are likely to match. A very nice "Avoid asking a FAQ" feature

2) The ability to create a list of "Suggested tags" based on a Category. Let me expand on this: A website about wheeled vehicles has three categories - Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles. When a person selects a category, they're presented with a list of common tags used for that category (so, motorcycles would have checkboxes for the list: Honda, Harley, Kawasaki, 2-Cylinder, 4-cylinder, Trike, tuning, repair, insurance, etc.). The list of suggested tags could be controlled by an administrator or by showing a list of the most-popular tags in that category. This would help reduce confusion by posters about commonly-used tags for a new question and would help reduce subtle tag proliferation. You could still add tags as normal, but this would appear between the body and the free-form tag area.

Anything like this?
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Best Answer

  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    Answer ✓
    We don't have this. Neither would be impossible with plugins though.

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter, About.me]

Answers

  • lucluc ✭✭
    I don't remember seeing anything like this.
  • No sir, nothing like this currently. You should request access to the Developers category on here if you plan on diving into developing these items. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!
  • ...You should request access to the Developers category on here if you plan on diving into developing these items
    And, um, how does one do that?

  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    Answer ✓
    We don't have this. Neither would be impossible with plugins though.

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter, About.me]

  • ok, so I spent yesterday looking at the Vanilla layout and what's needed to be done, at least for the tag-suggestion part. if I have additional questions, I'll fire them up in the developers category.
  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    Good plan, I'm anxious to see what you come up with!

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter, About.me]

  • very useful suggestion: Title-oriented search. Vanilla needs it!
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