Using Tags
Your Tags vs. User Tags
Post in a Discussion
Reply to a Discussion Post
Add a Discussion Tag
Edit a Discussion
Delete a Discussion Post
Convert a Discussion Post to a Work Item
"Discussion Posts" in WebTrends Activity Panel

Using Tags

To view multiple tags you can go to the Project Directory and click on tags in the tag cloud. As you filter on tags, the list of potential tags will shrink as the list of valid combinations shrinks. Notice that the filtering is URL-based, so you can use it elsewhere to link to a filtered list of projects. The counts that are shown next to the tag indicates the number of users who have used that tag on that project.

The tag detail page (which is what you see when you click on a tag) shows projects that you have tagged at the top of the page. This is personalized by the currently logged in user, so there is no way to view someone else’s tag detail or list of tags.

Your Tags vs. User Tags

"Your Tags" are tags that you have applied to a project. "User Tags" are the tags that everyone has applied to that project. The counts that are shown next to the tag indicates the number of users who have used that tag on that project.

Post to a Discussion

Each CodePlex project has its own Discussions tab where you can post and read questions and answers about the project with project contributors and other CodePlex members.
  • You must be signed in to CodePlex to create a post in a project home page.
To post to a Discussion:
  1. From the project’s Discussions tab, click the link to the forum to which you want post
  2. Click Post a message
  3. From the text box titled, Message Body, type your post and click Post your message

Reply to a Discussion Post

  • To reply to a Discussion Post, you must be signed in to CodePlex.
To reply to a Discussion Post:
  1. From the project’s Discussions tab, click the forum that contains the post to which you want to reply.
  2. From within the forum, click the thread that contains the post to which you want to reply.
  3. Click Post your message below the post you want to reply.
  4. In the Message Body text box, type your post text, and then click Post your message.

Add a Discussion Tag

  • To add or remove a discussion tag to a CodePlex project, you must be a Coordinator on the project.
To add a Discussion Tag:
  1. From the project’s Discussions tab, click on a discussion or create a new discussion.
  2. Click Edit Discussion Details next to the Create Discussion link.
  3. Type in your new tag in the box below the discussion input box, and click Add Tag.

Edit a Discussion

  • To edit a Discussion, you must be a Coordinator on that project.
To edit a Discussion:
  1. From the project’s Discussions tab, click the link to the forum you want to edit,and click on the link titled Edit Discussion Details.
  2. From the Edit mode, you can edit the Message Body
  3. You can also choose to rename or delete discussion tags that are attached to the forum.
  4. When you are done making your changes, click Save

Delete a Discussion Post

  • To delete a Discussion Post, you must be a Coordinator on that project.
To delete a Discussion Post
  1. From the project’s Discussions tab, click the forum that contains the post you want to delete.
  2. From within the forum, click the thread that contains the post you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete next to the post you want to delete and then click OK to confirm the deletion.
If the post is the only one in the thread, the entire thread is removed from the threads list.

Convert a Discussion Post to a Work Item

*To convert a Discussion Post to a work item, you must be signed on to CodePlex and be a member of the project.
To convert a Discussion Post to a work item

h12v24-spacer.gif 1. From the project’s Discussions tab, click the forum that contains the post you want to convert.
h12v24-spacer.gif 2. From within the discussion tag, click the thread that contains the post you want to convert.
h12v24-spacer.gif 3. Click Convert to Work Item next to the post you want to convert and then click
h28-spacer.gif OK to confirm the deletion.
h12v24-spacer.gif 4. In Create Work Item, edit the Summary text if necessary.
h28v18-spacer.gif A good summary captures the essence of the work item so that a reader will be able to
h28-spacer.gif understand the basic idea of the work item without having to read the detailed description.
h12v24-spacer.gif 5. Using the Work Item Type list, select one of the following:
  • Feature: For requesting an added feature to the project
  • Issue (bug): For documenting a problem with the software
  • Task: For assigning some other work item not related to features or issues.
h12v24-spacer.gif 6. Using the Priority list, select Low, Medium, or High.
h12v24-spacer.gif 7. From the Component list, select the component to which this work item applies.
h28v18-spacer.gif If no components are listed, then no component items have been added to the project.
h28-spacer.gif See Add a Component to the Project.
h12v24-spacer.gif 8. From the Planned for Release list, select a release or leave as Unassigned.
h28v18-spacer.gif If no release is listed, then no release has been added to the project. See
h28-spacer.gif Create a Release.
h12v24-spacer.gif 9. If desired, use the Attach File feature to include a file with the work item.
h12v24-spacer.gif 10. In the Description box, type a clear and concise description of the work item.
h28v18-spacer.gif If the work item is an issue (bug), it is often helpful to include steps for replicating
h28-spacer.gif the problem.
h12v24-spacer.gif 11. Click Submit.

Although converted to a work item, the original item remains a discussion in the Discussion Tag.

"Discussion Posts" in WebTrends Activity Panel

We don’t track the number of posts an individual user has made. We only track how many posts a particular project has.

For example, if you made a post in a particular project, look at the Discussion Posts count under the WebTrends project Activity panel on the home page for the project and you will see that it gets incremented by one (after the daily statistics calculator runs).

Last edited Apr 14, 2008 at 6:37 PM by rubykane, version 1

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