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Somebody around here recently posted a provocative question with "guts" in the tags. Do you remember it?

Asked by kneesox (3589points) 1 month ago

It was within the past two weeks. I meant to come back to it, but lost track. Now I can’t remember the question, or who asked it. And I don’t know how to search on tags, but several of them were unusual.

Do you know the question I mean?

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kneesox's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1, that’s exactly it. Funny, I thought of @rebbel, but I looked at his questions and didn’t spot it. Thanks!

Brian1946's avatar

Here’s one way to search for questions based on tags:

https://www.fluther.com/topics/guts/

To search for any existing Fluther tags, enter the tag name between the last two slashes:

https://www.fluther.com/topics/computers/

kneesox's avatar

@Brian1946 I never knew that! Is it written somewhere here? I looked but didn’t find it. Thank you!

Brian1946's avatar

@kneesox

You’re most welcome!

I don’t think it’s written anywhere in Fluther.
It’s link manipulation, which uses existing link formats to insert specific search targets.
I learned it from a user at a now defunct message board, in 2002.

Here’s an example where I use IMDb to find a list of celebrities who were born in my birth year:

1940 is the year of Martin Sheen’s birth in the following link:
https://www.imdb.com/search/name/?birth_year=1940&ref_=nm_ov_bth_year

Then I replace 1940 with 1946, and voila, she’s ready for clicking:
https://www.imdb.com/search/name/?birth_year=1946&ref_=nm_ov_bth_year

kneesox's avatar

@Brian1946 Oh, I get it! I’ve done exactly that sort of thing with software, even going back to some old games written in BASIC, where I figured out which lines of code to modify and/or duplicate to change the game. Even though I didn’t know BASIC and couldn’t have written a two-line program from scratch. I ended up with an original game where I never actually had to design the program, just cannibalize it.

But how did you know to put /topics/ in there?

Brian1946's avatar

@kneesox

“But how did you know to put /topics/ in there?”

Tag is the informal Flutheronion word for topic. I.e., tag=topic.
When you’re forming a question, the box for entering your “tags” actually says “Topics”.
Also, if you hover your cursor over a “tag”, you’ll get a drop-down box that includes a white box that says “Add Topic”.

Props for altering the correct lines of code to customize your game. :-)

I’d like to cannibalize some lines of code for the annoying aspects my browser, but I wouldn’t know where to begin to look for the right ones.

kneesox's avatar

@Brian1946 Aha, I get that too. Super! Thank you.

With the games, I tracked my changes and tested, tested, tested, so I could always revert to the last good version if I messed up. With one game, I ended up with practically nothing of the original except the skeleton. Got a kick out of the feeling that I was getting away with something.

Brian1946's avatar

If you click on the topic tag “guts” in your question, it’ll take you to the “guts” topic section.
Once you’re there, it’ll show you all TEN questions with that tag. ;-o

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