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Lack of Interest Multiple Prefixes per Thread

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by The Dark Wizard, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if I missed this any where if I did please point it out. It would be nice to be able to assign multiple prefixes to a thread ;D!
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

  4. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    I support the idea of multiple prefixes regardless of this post:

    Yes, prefixes can be used like tags and vice versa. This is what IP Board is doing and I hate it. Because you can also use prefixes and tags independent from each other. My site will depend heavily on news with different categories, not just user content. I don't want to create 7 forums for separate discussion threads in different categories. I want only ONE forum where I post all the discussion topics to the main news articles (Wordpress) and then assign them categories via prefixes. My news won't be just single category news, but multi-category news, which means I have a problem if I can assign them one prefix only. You probably want now to argue that I could as well drop prefixes entirely and use tags. I will tell you why this is a bad idea:

    Prefixes are meant for the most important upper categories/root categories while tags are meant for less important categories. Lets say I write a news about XenForo and vBulletin. I would assign the prefixes this way:


    Users then know immediately that it's a news about XenForo and vBulletin. Since it's also a news about Mister X, Add-Ons and coding (which are less important than the XenForo/vBulletin categories), I would assign them the following tags:


    You see multiple prefixes and tags can cleary exist with each other.
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  5. TheLaw

    TheLaw Well-Known Member

    Wow... this is hilarious. Was looking for vBulletin multiple prefixes and this thread was the #1 position on Google, LOL!!!!!

    I agree wholeheartedly with Kier. Multiple prefixes is a misnomer. The more appropriate term would be a taxonomy system to classify threads using different criteria in addition to the prefix. I am hoping to build that for our new Xenforo site.
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