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Drupal Answers is a great resource, but a lot of the archive is not relevant to Drupal 8.

Searching for answers is troublesome, because much of the content is applies to earlier versions of Drupal and it can be very difficult to determine which content might be useful.

There are tags for 7 and 8, but these are often not used.

In trying to make my questions for search friendly I have sometimes prefixed it with D8: This idea it turns out is futile because a StackExchange regular will come usually along and edit it away. (Please don't get me started on the mods editing my questions).

I think this is a genuine issue and expect that many users will agree. So what can be done to make information relevant for those interested in a specific version?

As for me, I think prefixing a question with D7 or D8 or otherwise including the major version number in the title is the way to go.

What do you think?

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    Probably goes on Meta, but I try to edit every post that does not have a version tag and add that tag. I think the reason titles are cleaned is to make searching easier.
    – Kevin
    Jun 11, 2018 at 17:17
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    The version tag is not always useful. What should we do with multiple posts like "how to preprocess html" for every single major Drupal version when all that changes is just some minimal variable?
    – leymannx
    Jun 11, 2018 at 18:30
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    @Kevin – As said in the linked Meta post I'd recommend to use version tags only when they are really necessary to prevent duplicate content.
    – leymannx
    Jun 11, 2018 at 18:34
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    +1 for bringing up this interesting discussion topic again ... even though I don't think it's a duplicate of what's mentioned in the prior coment by @leymannx ... My 2 cents to answer this question is pretty similar to what I already answered in drupal.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3636/39516 And just in case this link may stop working: IMO each and every question is always related to "a" version of Drupal (D6, D7, D8). If an answer is about another version, OPer will say "sorry, I'm using another version" ... So why not make that part of the question via a required version tag? Jul 14, 2018 at 7:38

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From my experience, I find version tags so helpful in 2 ways mainly:

  1. confim the question will apply to my context.
  2. my answer is limited to those versions.

It's always good to read drupal questions tagged as : [8] [9], [6] [7] or [10].

Matter of fact, we can apply more tags to questions. With that, search engine can index by tag and the https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/[version] will give better results.

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  • Only five tags are allowed per question. It is better to use more significant tags, than tagging a question with 7, 8, 9, 10.
    – apaderno Mod
    Feb 17, 2023 at 15:44
  • With more than five tags, we may fix the issue.
    – Augusto
    Feb 19, 2023 at 7:38
  • Stack Exchange is not going to allow more than five tags.
    – apaderno Mod
    Feb 19, 2023 at 9:13
  • Tags are not a viable solution, then. Issue is alive
    – Augusto
    Feb 19, 2023 at 11:18

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