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afuna ([personal profile] afuna) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2010-11-26 02:52 pm

Let you filter down by multiple tag when in tags view

Title:
Let you filter down by multiple tag when in tags view

Area:
tags

Summary:
We have a tag view which lets you view only entries which are tagged with *all* the tags at once: http://exampleusername.dreamwidth.org/tag/tag1,tag2?mode=all

It would be nice to have an easy way to navigate to that view by clicking, rather than needing to memorize the URL arguments or visiting an FAQ to discover the feature.

Description:
We have a way of filtering down to multiple tags at once, but it's not easily discoverable. I suggest that we add additional links to the tag list in the sidebar so that you can click through to filtering by multiple tags.

Right now we have:
* tag1 - [num uses]
* tag2 - [num uses]

When viewing entries tagged with "tag1", clicking on the "tag2" link will bring you to just entries tagged with tag2.

What I suggest is to have an additional link, something like:
* tag1 [+] - [num uses]
* tag2 [+] - [num uses]

So that when viewing entries tagged with "tag1", clicking on "tag2" would still bring you to just entries tagged with tag2. Clicking the [+] beside tag2, however, would bring you to entries that have both the "tag1" and "tag2" tags (which is a new functionality).

There would be no pluses/ no change in behavior when not already viewing a tag.

There would also be no discoverable way to filter to entries that have either one of the "tag1" or "tag2" tags (which is the old functionality for multiple tags), but I feel it would be too much to have two additional links in that area.

Poll #5204 Let you filter down by multiple tag when in tags view
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 52


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Should be implemented as-is.
41 (78.8%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
5 (9.6%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
5 (9.6%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (1.9%)

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Thought of it

[personal profile] aedifica 2010-11-28 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I would prefer to have a link at the top of the tag list saying "Advanced Tag Search" or something along those lines, and have that go to a page where one could do proper Boolean searching, either by having a single long box in which one could type tags separated by "and," "or," "not" (can we do "not"? I don't remember); or else as a series of individual boxes into which one could type the tags, separated by dropdown boxes for the "and" and "or" (and if possible also "not"). This second suggestion would look something like the advanced search page many libraries offer, such as this example from the Hennepin (MN, USA) County Public Library. We wouldn't need the first dropdown field shown there, since we would be searching in tags only, but the rest is similar to what I'm envisioning.