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Have you tweaked the CNProg tag code?

I have not been able to get OSQA or CNProg tag systems to work like SE where you can select multiple tags and progressively narrow a search down.

But it seems that tags can be combined for list filtering on askbot.

Was this a major effort or just something that needed to be tweaked? .. it's a very important feature IMO !


Hexhead's avatar
asked 2010-04-16 19:53:25 -0500
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Hi Hexhead, yes. The common question view branch (running on this site) has "search drilldown" mode, which includes tags, search query and authors.

The main deficiency is that there is no full text search on this branch (and this site). When I fix that in a couple of days, and make some adjustments to the search state manager - will merge onto the master.

Try combining it with text query too - just enter something in search and click search button, don't be rough though :) only title search.

If you get stuck in the search - click the logo.

Finally - try searching some phrase, then click "ask a question".

To get authors - currently you have to click on the "users tags" tag listing in the user profile. You can also start with a url like this one: and then add/remove tags and search query.

In all it took me about two days to build the mechanism and connect it to the UI.

The relevant parts are:

  • /forum/search/
  • function forum.views.readers.questions
  • /forum/middleware/

Also I've changed templates a bit.

Evgeny's avatar
updated 2010-04-16 23:18:01 -0500, answered 2010-04-16 20:09:58 -0500
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@Hexhead sorry, I've made an error the first time. The django view that serves questions is called "questions", not "search".
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-04-16 23:19:18 -0500) edit
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