The tag cloud appears in the bulletin board view for all of the phpBB, and appears for a specific thread, but not for a specific forum inside the bulletin board. Why not show it for the bulletin board and forum, but not for the messages in a thread?
I wanted the tags to be quite specific, so when searching for tags you got a thread and not just a forum then you would have to search that forum for a thread that was relevant to you. Its possible that i could do what you want though. In the *new*
admin panel there are options for where to show a tag cloud and you can turn them on and off as suits you.
Should anyone be allowed to post a tag? Maybe only the poster should be allowed to change it, or at least have the option to remove tags- or maybe that can be an optional setting the admin can set- to allow everyone or just the user to change tags, lol.
This system is being used on my companies intranet and we would like our users to be able to tag posts that they think are relevant as i believe this will provide us with a good way of organising the information on our board. I see how this may not be a good idea on a public board where people arent often as trustworthy. I will implement this probably for the next dev release.
I can post a tag as many times as I want to a thread: e.g. "Java, Java, Java, Java, Java" and artificially inflate the tag's popularity. A given thread should only have a tag once, right?
No, a thread can be tagged multiple times. A thread that had been tagged 10 times with "php" woudl be more relevant in a search for "php" than one that was only tagged 3 times. I realised that it would be possible to make a thread seem more relevant by adding 10 "php"'s and like above this would be a problem on a public site. I think i will make it so that each user can only tag a thread with the same tag once. This will also mean it will be possible to track what users are tagging and ban unuseful users from tagging
For the search feature, it would be really nice to be able to search for posts with a tag while excluding other tags
I will look into this as i realise how useful it will be.
Thanks for your ideas and feedback, it really helps. The basic system is good enogh for my compant but pretty useless for the phpBB community so i want to improve it
Should have a new release today or tomorrow