Closed Bug 952807 Opened 7 years ago Closed 5 months ago

Too many tags linked to no articles


(Developer Documentation Graveyard :: General, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: priynag, Unassigned)



(1 file)

What did you do?
1. Searched for a list of all tags.
2. Went through all the tags just to check that the correct tags are being linked to the correct page.

What happened?
Came across too many irrelevant tags, which were leading to no articles. 
Couldn't find any way of getting rid of those from front-end.

What should have happened?
There shouldn't be any tags which are not ultimately linked to any articles.

Is there anything else we should know?
Ali, is this something we should clean up before the next MDN sprint?
Severity: normal → minor
Flags: needinfo?(aspivak)
I think this is a cleanup effort we need to do - have a way to delete unused tags
Flags: needinfo?(aspivak)
Product: Mozilla Developer Network → Developer Documentation
Component: General → MDN User Docs
As far as I'm aware, there's no way to delete tags. That would make this a dev issue for starters, no?
Flags: needinfo?(lcrouch)
We can delete tags in the admin panel. I regularly remove spam tags.

Note1: pay attention, you can delete tags even if they are still in use.

Note2: that this would be an easy task if we had an indicator in the admin panel that a tag is no more inuse.

Note3: not a high priority, I would prefer to finish our cleaning of templates first.
Right, the only interface to delete tags is the admin panel. Good idea to have tags carry an indicator if they are in-use or not. That'll be a good first task for this when we pick it up.
Flags: needinfo?(lcrouch)
Component: MDN Meta Docs → General
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: [specification][type:bug]
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Closed: 5 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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