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Old 08-30-2016, 04:36 AM   #1
linuxStudent11
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Soft-linking Posts?


Is there a way to create a post in a forum and then soft-link (nee crosspost) into several forums? E.g. encryption is part of security, but it could also be relevant to a specific distro, to grub booting, to newbies (or the opposite), etc.
To some extent this function is handled with the tagging system. (btw: how do I get the list of tags that might be relevant to my post?) Result is that most posts don't use tags.

Fixing this problem could be a big help. I'd like to quickly know what post requests I know something about...and could help.

In short, how can linuxquestions help me help?
 
Old 08-30-2016, 07:21 AM   #2
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I'm actually not a big fan of the LQ search. Instead what I do is to use the Quick Links menu and you have options for Zero Reply Threads as well as an option to View Latest Threads. Plus I visit certain forums which I find of interest and just look at the threads which are near the top. If I choose to browse down more than a page or more of threads, you find very old threads which are not too relevant. The other thing I do is find something where I'm half competent in and try to help with it, or do research to be able to help with it. This helps me learn a bit. Also subscribe to threads without writing any replies, this helps me learn about subjects I'm unsure of or wish to know more about.

That's about it. I don't think the soft linking option you speak of exists.
 
Old 08-30-2016, 10:56 AM   #3
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A few comments:

* Members cannot soft link threads.
* But, picking the most relevant forum and then using the tagging functionality will work in this context.
* An improved search is coming soon.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-30-2016, 12:43 PM   #4
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rtmistler: I LOVE your motto line. I'm still laughin'
jeremy: I look forward to what you guys have done.
btw: how do I get the full list of tags, then judge for myself about what I THINK I might know about?
 
Old 08-30-2016, 01:08 PM   #5
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rtmistler: I LOVE your motto line. I'm still laughin'
jeremy: I look forward to what you guys have done.
btw: how do I get the full list of tags, then judge for myself about what I THINK I might know about?
Glad you enjoyed it!

For future reference the .LQ Tags link is to the right under the Main Menu box.
 
  


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