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Re: Cut down on the FAQ (Adam: Have you tried these nodes?)

by Adam (Vicar)
on Feb 10, 2001 at 02:10 UTC ( #57494=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Cut down on the FAQs, Jack, by searching for code before you post that node. BR(Serious Title : Searching for matching node titles reduces redundancy)

It would be really cool if the title of a post to SOPW were run through search, and if any other nodes where found, a window poped up saying, "Have you tried these nodes?" Of course, some kind of filter would be needed (don't include common words like "the" in the search, duh!)

As with most features, users should be able to disable this from their user settings.


Comment on Re: Cut down on the FAQ (Adam: Have you tried these nodes?)
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by footpad (Monsignor) on Feb 10, 2001 at 02:23 UTC
      As with most features, users should be able to disable this from their user settings.

    If this is added, I'd like to see the disabling be a "level power," e.g. you can disable the preliminary search once you reach a level where you should know better, say Level 3.

    --f
Re: Re: Cut down on the FAQ (Adam: Have you tried these nodes?)
by boo_radley (Parson) on Feb 12, 2001 at 18:09 UTC
    That's what I mean : when you preview the question, if you post the same title as a previously submitted node, it instead prompts you with something like :

    Your suggested node title : 'CGI Question' matched the following existing nodes. Maybe one of the monks has already answered a question just like yours!

    • CGI Question by koacamper(type: perlquestion)
    • CGI question by Gibble(type: perlquestion)
    • CGI Question by kelcey(type: perlquestion)
    if it doesn't, click preview again to really preview your question.
    see? or you could do some twiddling to match "cgi.pm Question" or subtypes of the question

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