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Opened 11 days ago

Last modified 10 days ago

#5344 new defect

Delete stale, orphaned topic tags

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Support Forums Keywords: seo

Description (last modified by jonoaldersonwp)

Topic tags which have only one related posts, where that member was created more than a year days ago, should be either consolidated into related/similar tags, or when there's no suitable candidate for consolidation, deleted (and a 410 status returned).

To facilitate the unavoidably manual process of consolidation, would it be possible to expose a list of URLs of tags which meet this criteria?

E.g., https://wordpress.org/support/topic-tag/_765258526/

Change History (4)

#1 @jonoaldersonwp
11 days ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#2 @Clorith
11 days ago

I have said list and started work on a quick script to find similarities and consolidation for the tags so we can merge / remove them.

But I wanted a proper solution for tags before doing that work fully, fix the cause first, then the symptom or it'll get out of hand again (there's currently close to 600k tags)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by jonoaldersonwp. View the logs.

11 days ago

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10 days ago

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