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asked 2012-08-02 01:10:13 -0500

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updated 2012-08-02 04:01:52 -0500

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I have a site in with askbot app. I have some content in different topics. I like to manage them in category.

Let all of my questions about politics will go to

all of my tech questions will go to

and so on

How can I do that?

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Not actually tag only. I also want categories. So that some post with different tag can be classified in to several categories.

Zahid's avatar Zahid  ( 2012-08-02 04:25:43 -0500 )edit

Askbot doesn't currently have categories, but there is already a feature request for that. See

todofixthis's avatar todofixthis  ( 2012-08-02 11:15:50 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-08-02 08:39:43 -0500

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This is impossible at the moment, but a basic effect might be achieved with adding the given tag to the "search state" behind the scenes in the view askbot.views.readers.questions.

I think as always - to really finish that feature, quite a bit more work will be needed:

  • automatically apply tag to new questions
  • make it more difficult to remove that tag - so that questions could not too easily "jump" from site to site.
  • filter users by tags
  • restrict "site-level tags" to just a few - because sites tend to accumulate lots of tags

Regarding categories - those are going to be based on tags - but organized into a tree. Only a few tags will ever be "category level" tags, because you don't want to have too many anyway.

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OK But categories are actually very important you know. Basically it will help my users to browser their queries very quickly and in an efficient way.

Zahid's avatar Zahid  ( 2012-08-03 21:53:50 -0500 )edit

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