Feature Request #1: Introduce CCP, CSM, and ISD Tags that would be automatically applied whenever a respective member creates a post, but obviously could not be applied by posts created by other players. This would allow us to search/filter posts by these tags, and also add these tags to our Notification settings for easy watching. Many of us want to be able to observe official/semi-official EVE posts on the forums (without manually filtering for each CCP/CSM/ISD member), but they are scattered all over and we don’t want to have to browse every category every time we want to make sure we didn’t miss anything; this feature would allow us filter relevant posts.
Yes, I am aware that there is an “official” tag that already exists; however, it has some problems:
- It is not always applied when a CCP member creates a post - see example
- It does not apply when CSM/ISD posts
- It does not have the granularity to separate between the three if we wanted to see only one but not the rest
Feature Request #2: Create a “Metacategory” that simply aggregates posts that have these tags. The category would have three subcategories, one for each of the above tags. Note that for the ISD tag, SCOPE articles could show up here (though that would mean they’d have to first be posted elsewhere if they aren’t already, I haven’t actually checked). SCOPE articles have been badly neglected over the past few years (SCOPE videos too, but not to the same extent), so this would give them a boost since basically nobody uses the RSS feeds and they haven’t been populated anyway. This metacategory would allow us to browse the category as we would any other without having to manually search for tags or add tags to our notifications. The ability to browse the metacategory instead of searching/notifications by tags isn’t just a matter of convenience, but it is also particularly important for users who are not aware of the tag system or that the new tags exist.
Edit: Turns out Feature #2 already exists (see screenshots below, but Feature #1 is still needed since Feature #2 does not provide all of the functionality provided by Feature #1 (search, filter, tracking, easy visual identification, centralized notifications, etc)