It’d be nice if Discourse allowed subscribing to an intersection of a forum category and tag. I want to subscribe to documentation in Project Discussions, but I don’t want to get emails when people add a bunch of random tags to things in Get Help. Topics tagged documentation exists, but there’s no subscribe button.
+1. On the same topic, there is no notification for tags intersection either.
You can search for the combination by using the intersection search:
For example for awx + collection :
But there is no subscribe button. So keeping an eye for a combination of them also requires to check a browser bookmark right now.
 I originally posted about intersections here.
I’ve marked this for investigation tomorrow. There’s a couple of options but I want to test them first
So, today, the only thing you can really do is to Watch the tag and then Mute the category. That won’t suit everyone, but it works for @gotmax23’s usecase, I think? There’s a setting in your prefs for which thing should win when Mute clashes with Watching:
Of course, you don’t always want to mute something, so there’s a wider usecase here. We do have some options:
- Most obvious, there is a feature request to follow intersections, go add a comment
- We have the /filter endpoint which can do some different things to the search (such as avoid subcategories, yay)
- However you also can’t subscribe to that either
- It’s also marked experimental, so …
- We could enable the saved searches plugin, which runs once a day and sends you a PM with new topics matched.
- We could restrict the relevant tags from being used in Get Help
- That’s fine for, say,
#event or similar which have no use in Help, but I wouldn’t want to have to duplicate tags (e.g.
I’m going to go ask CDCK as well, but only saved-searches gives us net-new functionality. I can enable it if you want to try it, or you can play with the other approaches first?
I can try the mute option you suggested. I don’t see the harm in enabling the saved searches option, so why not ? It definitely would be nice to have the ability to watch an intersection of categories and tags in the future. Thanks for the deatiled response!
Alright I enabled it for TL2+, so give it a try. I’ve also raised this with CDCK as promised, and this actually maps fairly closely onto an existing request from Fedora, so I’ll ping back here once I can share more