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Tags Are Now Suppressed

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  • Started 6 years ago by rturner
  • Latest reply from JohnWThiel

  1. rturner

    In investigating requests to clean up tags as they appear on a topic, I discovered that the forum software has no options for managing tags other than deleting them one at a time. My two choices were to open the forum database and look for the tags table and flush them manually or to suppress the display of tags by modifying the PHP file(s) that are used to enter them and to display them. Rather than open the database, muddle around looking for that tags table(s) and possibly screw up something, I chose the latter. Tags can no longer be entered when starting a topic nor will they appear on a topic thread.

    If tags are something you can't live without, post a response and I'll reconsider their suppression.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. oblomov

    thanks for doing this - IMHO the tags are of limited value so if getting rid of them will make the board run better and keep it from getting spammed, this is the right way to pursue the problem.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. JohnWThiel

    A nice, clean job--well done!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. JohnWThiel

    Sudden thot--could anything be staler than this topic? Four years old, and dismal news about a suppression, and the topic is sticky to add to it.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. JohnWThiel

    Can anybody peel this off the board? It has the nature of being a news item, and after five years it's no longer news.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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