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Search similar threads while typing thread title

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Forsaken, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    This is more for just -this- forum, as it might cut down on repeat topics.

    Theres the mod on vB3, where typing in a title for a new thread will automatically search for similar threads, and display them underneath the title box.

    I think this should possibly be added, due to how many repeat threads this forum is getting (Reports and suggestions), and its actually something that might be used by default on most forums to cut down on repeat topics.
     
  2. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I like the idea :)

    This doesn't has to be a direct feature though :)
    It's one of those not important, cool to have things ;)
     
  3. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Yeah, its not really required...

    But I think it would cut down on the multiple threads being created, which would speed up time in which Peggy, Kier, Mike and Ashley spend responding to topics/reading them.
     
    Learner likes this.
  4. Dream

    Dream Active Member

    That would be quite Googlish :)
     
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I suggested this like a hour ago :p.
     
    Dream likes this.
  6. Derek Ivey

    Derek Ivey Member

    I agree... this would definitely help cut down on the duplicate threads.
     
  7. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    +1 here, I'd like to see such feature as well. It helps a lot to decrease the duplicate threads.
     
  8. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    These type of things are very useful for big boards, and it's cool to see related threads at the bottom of the thread. I can't say I fully support it as it just adds more clutter, but it's a cool feature to consider. :)
     
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  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    This isn't for the showthread, this is for when posting new threads.

    It would show a list of similar topics, to cut down on possible duplicate topics.
     
  10. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Doh! Didn't read the OP completely. In that case this idea is even better! :)
     
  11. Brentnauer

    Brentnauer Well-Known Member

    I like the idea, but would rather it show similar threads based on content rather than the title.
     
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  12. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    The similar thread function we are used to in vbulleitn does not work very well. If XF would have a tags system, then a similar threads function could be very effective if tags are included.
     
  13. Dream

    Dream Active Member

    Showing similar threads while typing the thread title would be great.
     
  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I'd prefer it only displayed the list after the title is fully typed.
     
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  15. MtoR

    MtoR Well-Known Member

    I think this should rather be a mod than a default function.
     
  16. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Agree. If it was live as you're typing, it would feel like the system is trying to dissuade you from posting a thread, or like it's trying to suggest titles to you or something. ;)
     
  17. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Reason I suggested it be default, is so that they can use it for this site ;p.

    Bug reports and suggestions is full of duplicate threads, and this could cut down on duplicates.
     
  18. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    I think it's useful to show a list of similar threads/topics when a member is posting. This will at least minimize duplicates. My suggestion is showing it right above the WYSIWYG post box with the admin option to choose how many to show.
     
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  19. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

  20. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    Sorry about that. I'll post there and "like" it.
     

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