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I think the default no-tag-yet box with the "Click My Tags or double click..." stuff on the side is still way too big and distracting. I suggest that the whole thing be reduced to a single nondescript "tag this post" link or somesuch, just like the "report this post" link next to it, and have the other information fed into a title tag/tooltip that the user can see if he hovers over it.
Perhaps a smaller "What's this?" link next to it or below it leading to a more detailed explanation of the feature could replace the long text, which doesn't really explain much anyway (I'm still not all that sure myself how the whole thing is supposed to work).
Of course, once a tag has been set the regular box can show up instead.
1) Can we move the "My Tags" thing off of the post and
2) Can we have a smaller "Tag this post" button or something a little less obtrusive?
The "My tags" options could go on the right menu with the other "My (Posts|Threads|Blog)" options for simply quick access to one's own tags, and the "Tag this post" button could go somewhere by the Quote/Report buttons, or down by the little penguin. I would say right above the Quote button would be nice.
Edit: I just realized David the H. posted exactly what I had in mind. Perhaps I should sleep more often because I thought I read the thread lol.
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
A couple of comments. The feature is new to LQ and almost every new feature will initially cause some confusion. That being said, this feature is in beta so we're still getting feedback to make sure it's integration with the site goes as smooth as possible. Moving to a tags button is certainly a possibility, but that means a post with a tag will look considerably different than a post without one. I'm not sure I like that. Would the current setup, with the 'Click "My Tags" or double click here to tag this post.' removed be less distracting? Is the consensus that some kind of button setup would be better? If so, how do you envision the UI and interaction working?
The space that the box is located in has always been there, just with nothing in it.
The "My tags" options could go on the right menu with the other "My (Posts|Threads|Blog)" options for simply quick access to one's own tags, and the "Tag this post" button could go somewhere by the Quote/Report buttons, or down by the little penguin. I would say right above the Quote button would be nice, or in that space, just with a smaller button.