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asked 2014-08-01 21:55:10 -0500

abadrinath gravatar image

updated 2014-09-30 14:48:17 -0500

mether gravatar image

Hey guys!

When I use the tagged search, I search for questions with tags that I know a lot more about, like networking over virtual-box. However, it is really annoying when there are multiple versions of the same thing. For example,

fedora-20 tag vs fedora20 tag vs f20 tag vs #fedora-20 tag.

They are the same thing, but the search for f20 doesn't show results for fedora-20 and fedora20 etc. Is there a way to integrate an "alias" into the AskBot system so that tag search can be more useful.

BTW, I do know that on the Ask your question page, it says:

    Use correct tags. See the list of tags for what tags you should use. It makes it easy for people to find your question. For example, please use "fedora19" instead of "f19","fedora-19" or "#19". Tags do not need to start with a #(hash)

However, I find so many people don't even read this when they ask their question. Can this "alias tagged search" be integrated into AskFedora or is this an upstream thing up at

Thanks, James.

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@mether - it's about askfedora, not fedora20 :P

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-02 21:10:57 -0500 )edit

@hello, for questions on ask fedora, just add meta as a tag. I wouldn't add redundant tags like "askfedora" or "fedora-ask" or anything else. I typically don't add new tags except as a hint to the body of the question.

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2014-08-04 08:44:02 -0500 )edit

@mether - Ok, thanks! will keep that in mind! :)

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-05 01:22:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-08-03 03:33:13 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Upstream will have to do it. At the moment, there isn't anything called "aliases" on Askbot. There is a management command where you can move all questions from one tag to another, but we don't use it because we're not sure how well it works.

Please post an rfe on upstream's Askbot instance and tag is "askfedora". Thanks.

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Ok! sure, thanks for the response!

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-03 22:17:17 -0500 )edit

Probably a dumb question, but can you provide the link to the site where I have to do this? and what is an rfe?

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-05 01:54:50 -0500 )edit

At with the tag "askfedora". An RFE is a "request for enhancement".

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-08-05 05:42:02 -0500 )edit

Ok, perfect, thanks!

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-05 18:10:49 -0500 )edit

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