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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

Let you filter down by multiple tag when in tags view


We have a tag view which lets you view only entries which are tagged with *all* the tags at once:,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.

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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[personal profile] turlough 2010-11-28 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
That it worked with entry tags would be useful, but I think that what I would find really useful would be something that worked from the tags page. Or am I very unusual in using that page extensively, both in my own journal and in others?
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[personal profile] matgb 2010-11-28 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh, I have no idea. I rarely use mine, and never look on anyone else's, if I want to see a tag cloud I tend to style=mine instead.

Which is probably why I keep forgetting to go file the support request to figure out what's going on with the display of mine. I rpobably ought to figure out if it happens on other styles or wheter I've borked it first though.

I think this is actually doable already in S2, but it's slightly beyond my ability as yet, so it'll be a lower priority in my ongoing quest to make the perfect layout.