Are they still a thing?
I get your point. Maybe make a survey somewhere to see if anyone besides me has interest in it?Turns out there is a wiki plugin which creates a separate wiki with the forum powering the comments. But given how little the current Resources section is used, I’m hesitant to add another graveyard to the collection.
What does that mean?
You can do that now!On the previous boards, you could label a thread as beign for a particular edition - click on the label, and if filters to just posts about that edition. That was a form of tagging.
Ah yeah. We’ve done that in the past. It doesn’t work very well, as you say.what users would probably want is freeform tagging, in which a user can type in whatever words they want to tag a post or topic for later filtering. In a large population freeform tagging quickly becomes a morass in which you can find nothing, as there's no consistency in the tags.
Not sure how any of that replaces wiki threads though!
The point about wiki threads isn't discoverability, it's the fact that everybody can edit them. They're used for collaborative projects. It's an entirely different thing to tags.It is a user-experience thing.
In theory, you can find everything with just plain search. In practice, there's a whole lot of noise. If you are looking for discussion, that's probably just fine - any thread on a given topic may be close enough for chatting in.
But, if you are looking to store and recall particular information, the general search is clumsy. In theory, tags could make that easier. In practice... tags would be a mess just like the rest of the content.
In particular, I'm kind of sad that we can't add to the "Best of the 5E forum" wiki thread anymore, except by posting. That was probably the one that got the most use from multiple people.The point about wiki threads isn't discoverability, it's the fact that everybody can edit them. They're used for collaborative projects. It's an entirely different thing to tags.
A wiki page and a wiki thread are the same thing in this software. I’m not ware of any function to convert a thread to a wiki page, but I’m as new to this as you are, so it might be there!Looks like Wiki threads are back also? But perhaps it's not possible to convert a thread to a wiki thread? We have a bunch of enhancing threads that would love to be wiki-fied (but not by losing all the replies which is where the good stuff is...)