Some Results from running RelevantTitle plugin on rss-imported Vanilla forum discussions
I used the Feed Discussions plugin to import the Vanilla Community discussions for the last month into a test forum and then I set the RelevantTitle plugin rule to require that the discussion title should have at least two relevant words within the discussion body. I then ran the RelevantTitle report getting with results:
RelevantTitle plugin Conformance Report. Title size rules: Minimum Relevant words:2 1. Title:**How can I put an anti Adblock** Error:The title should have at least 2 related words in the discussion content. Only found related word: "Anti" . (ignoring:"Can" "I" "An" ). 2. Title:**StopForumSpam blocks silently **Error:The title should have at least 2 related words in the discussion content. Only found related word: "Stopforumspam" . 3. Title:**Porter : From french VBulletin** Error:The title should have at least 2 related words in the discussion content . 4. Title:**BBCode Not Working** Error:The title should have at least 2 related words in the discussion content. Only found related word: "Bbcode" . (ignoring:"Not" ). 33 records were scanned. 4 non-conforming listed above.
Clearly this is a small sample (33 records). Of the 33 analyzed discussions 4 failed the test.
I then went to check these four discussions to see what was happening:
- Reflects a user input typo - the discussion body has the word "adbloc" while the title has "Adblock".
- One word (StopForumSpam) was found in the discussion. The body does not have any variants of the other title words.
- None of the title words appear in the discussion where the user acknowledge weakness in English.
- This case possibly represents the rationale for the plugin - "bbcode not working" is a very non-descriptive title
In a forum when the plugin is set to enforce the rules, when users try to save a discussion they will get a prompt to reword the title and include in it at least two words that appear within the discussion body. Hopefully this will lead to better and more descriptive titles (and/or discussion content).
The plugin is currently in beta - feedback is welcome (and thanks to those who are trying it).