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Old 04-09-2006, 07:24 AM   #16
titanium_geek
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woah- clarify- this is wiki like functionality?

thanks.

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Old 04-09-2006, 10:34 AM   #17
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I've updated username's Tags to "My Tags". Keep the feedback coming

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Old 04-09-2006, 11:32 AM   #18
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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.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 01:22 PM   #19
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Two things:
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.

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Old 04-09-2006, 01:28 PM   #20
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This might seem like a stupid question, but what do we do if people start to misuse the tags, like to advertise or something? Do we just report the posts as if they'd advertise in the post itself?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 01:39 PM   #21
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I've already found a problem post. This poster put in some long, superfluous tags that are not at all useful, and which break the board width, causing it to scroll sideways. Very annoying.

Edit: It looks like he tried to enter a link to an avatar or something into the tag field, instead of his profile where it belongs. Obviously this feature is causing some confusion.

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Old 04-09-2006, 02:09 PM   #22
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I'm with scuzzman ...
1) Can we move the "My Tags" thing off of the post ?

Well, I'm 'old school' and all these new buttons and gui things just don't g-haul with me.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 02:12 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by David the H.
I've already found a problem post. This poster put in some long, superfluous tags that are not at all useful, and which break the board width, causing it to scroll sideways. Very annoying.

Edit: It looks like he tried to enter a link to an avatar or something into the tag field, instead of his profile where it belongs. Obviously this feature is causing some confusion.
That was also the one that prompted me to post that message. The user is new to LQ, though.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 02:28 PM   #24
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I'm with scuzzman ...
1) Can we move the "My Tags" thing off of the post ?
Where would you suggest moving it to?

The space that the box is located in has always been there, just with nothing in it.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 02:37 PM   #25
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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?

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Old 04-09-2006, 02:43 PM   #26
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Where would you suggest moving it to?
/dev/null ??? ;-)

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Old 04-09-2006, 03:11 PM   #27
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i'm imagining somethigng visually more along the lines of... http://untrepid.com/misc/tags.png
 
Old 04-09-2006, 03:22 PM   #28
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Where would you suggest moving it to?

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.

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Old 04-09-2006, 03:49 PM   #29
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yeah, similar to what i suggested i think, but the tags are post specific, so there is, as far as i can tell, a need to have something about them on every post.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 03:55 PM   #30
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The /dev/null comment was a joke, for those 'serious types'.

Personally, I know nothing about all this web stuff, so I couldn't reliably suggest a place for it. But our threads are getting cluttered.

I'm still waiting for Jeremy to revive the Latest Threads box on the home page.
 
  


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