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Old 11-01-2013, 02:36 AM   #16
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Oh Dear, more of this lamer tagging and notifications. If I have a Linux problem I do "Google", then LQ Search and lead where they follow. If I am just interested in something happening, I will follow it when I want, not when a hashtag notifies me ...

Honestly, provide me with a well-indexed search function and I will find what I am looking for when I want it. I don't need anymore 'notifications' in my life...

So that would be a no thanks to notices and hashtags.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 06:41 AM   #17
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Eg. I post about grub, forum spammer uses that tag to link his/her post about whatever and add a hashlink to an unrelated site that say silently loads a j-script to copy a file to the temp folder and run it as a background task.
It should be rather easy to set restrictions on the usage (like a minimum post-count) and especially do not allow hashlinks outside of The Questions Network.

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I would only suggest rolling these features out if each user can turn them off individually.
Follow the link Jeremy posted in #4 and you can see that you have control over all those options.
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I dont even want to see the 'Hey, see whats going on at LQ this month' email.
MyLQ -> Edit Options, uncheck the option "Receive Community Bulletin Newsletters" in section "Messaging & Notification".
 
Old 11-01-2013, 09:56 AM   #18
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what are AQ and CQ?
 
Old 11-01-2013, 10:35 AM   #19
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what are AQ and CQ?
http://www.androidquestions.org/forum.php
http://www.chromeosquestions.org/forum.php

--jeremy
 
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #20
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I've got enough problems on other sites with people gratuitously tagging me in random places. I'd hate to see that capability appear here.
 
Old 11-06-2013, 07:52 AM   #21
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Eww, hashtags? This is LinuxQuestions not TwitterQuestions. If you implement this, just watch as the quality of posts here go down the crapper. It's bad enough that now and then people on here need to be reminded not to write like palsied 12-year-olds, now we're going to make our environment more comfortable and accomodating to the legions of Shorthand Hell? Good luck getting anyone to read your question, if it takes more than a paragraph it'll be "too long" for the newcomers' attention spans.

You're attempting to fix what isn't broken. We already have a great search feature, and original posts have been "taggable" anyway to quite a useful extent.

Short Answer: #NOFREAKINWAY
 
Old 11-06-2013, 08:42 AM   #22
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Keep in mind that all features in the linked post are optional and can be completely turned off on a per member basis. While we used the # because its meaning is now familiar, we're using it in a fairly different way than twitter so I can't see the quality of posts being impacted in any way. The ability to be able to "subscribe" to words has been requested by many projects, however, and this should offer a clean way to do so in a resource friendly way. Thanks for the feedback - please keep it coming.

--jeremy
 
Old 11-08-2013, 07:34 AM   #23
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user tagging

I say NO!! to user tagging!!
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:58 PM   #24
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Out of curiosity, for those members who indicated that they are against these features - did you head to CQ and check out the implementation or was your response one simply based on the fact that some of these seem "social networky" (for lack of a better word). While we have absolutely no plans or desires to turn LQ into Yet Another Social Network, the way these features have been implemented should not have that impact and should add value to both the site and for individual members if used properly. Also, does the fact that each of these can be completely disabled on a per member basis impact your opinion?

--jeremy
 
Old 11-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #25
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You're attempting to fix what isn't broken. We already have a great search feature,
By far the most requested improvement here at LQ is an improved search. FWIW, the search at both AQ and CQ is based on Sphinx, is much improved and will be coming to LQ as part of an upcoming code update.

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and original posts have been "taggable" anyway to quite a useful extent.
Interestingly, the initial response to the feature was pretty similar to the responses here.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-20-2013, 07:54 AM   #26
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I don't know if anyone suggested this but a "Seen by OP" flag could be cool?
 
Old 12-20-2013, 09:47 AM   #27
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We don't have any plans to implement that feature at this time, but we'll keep it in mind as a future enhancement. Thanks for the feedback.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-20-2013, 10:40 AM   #28
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....that members who think you are knowledgeable about a topic can make you aware of it,... --jeremy
I think that would be potentially helpful, as an example have a question about "dd" and can't find the answer with search you might try alerting AwesomeMachine or ghostdog74, colucix, etc. for awk and sed.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 10:28 AM   #29
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Okay, well, there is possibly a practical concern I thought about. Would this feature automatically create superfluous tags for comments in snippets of code, or anything beginning with a '#' character for that matter? Would (hashtag)!/bin/bash trend high? How about the single-quote after the hash I used a couple of sentences ago, would that be a hashtag, too?

Also, when disabling the feature on your own profile, I understand that means the hashtags will no longer be visible to you as you browse the forums, but will it also disable automatic generation of hashtags in your posts, or will the forum software still try to resolve hashtags out of every post, regardless of the poster's individual settings?

I'm just worried that in a forum where people talk code a lot of the time, this sort of thing could lead to many false-positive hashtags. Has this been considered?
 
Old 01-03-2014, 10:38 AM   #30
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Okay, well, there is possibly a practical concern I thought about. Would this feature automatically create superfluous tags for comments in snippets of code, or anything beginning with a '#' character for that matter? Would (hashtag)!/bin/bash trend high? How about the single-quote after the hash I used a couple of sentences ago, would that be a hashtag, too?
The tags have a very specific format, so #!/bin/bash would not create a tag.

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Also, when disabling the feature on your own profile, I understand that means the hashtags will no longer be visible to you as you browse the forums, but will it also disable automatic generation of hashtags in your posts, or will the forum software still try to resolve hashtags out of every post, regardless of the poster's individual settings?

I'm just worried that in a forum where people talk code a lot of the time, this sort of thing could lead to many false-positive hashtags. Has this been considered?
By default you are not subscribed to any tags, so there would be no impact. The features you can completely disable are the user mentions and quote alerts.

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