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Old 04-09-2006, 03:01 PM   #31
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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.
I'm not reall sure I understand how that would work. How would that 1 link have any relation to any post? Also, how would you see the current tags for a post?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 03:02 PM   #32
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i'm imagining somethigng visually more along the lines of... http://untrepid.com/misc/tags.png
So once a post has been tagged how would it look?

Would you keep the button and have a text header for the cell above that?

Using full height graphics like the quote ones would make that section twice as high as it needs to be.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 03:03 PM   #33
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How do you see the current tags for a post now?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 03:05 PM   #34
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I see Tags used in this thread at the top of this thread.

There was a time in LQ where you could see that type of stuff at the top AND at the bottom. I'm on post #34 and not scrolling back up to Canada for anything.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 03:07 PM   #35
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The first post in this thread is tagged. See just above the post and at the bottom of the post.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 03:11 PM   #36
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Post tags only show up when a post has been tagged, look at XavierP's above.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 04:09 PM   #37
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I don't quite think I'm getting the purpose of the tags. Anyone got a FAQ on them?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 04:27 PM   #38
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Hi Jeremy,

Can new users be blocked from adding tags? I forsee spammers coming on this site and using tags to spam threads, and I don't think the 5-user limit (that are imposed on posting URLs) would be enough.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 04:28 PM   #39
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The point of tags is that you can give a thread 2 different headings. Let's say you need help on your sound system on your pc. Initially you put it in the Software forum, but as you go on you realise that it is partly a hardware problem. So you could start a new thread in Hardware and hope you can track both threads so that one fix doesn't break another. Or you could tag it "hardware" and then you have avoided having two posts.

Or, another way of looking at it is, some people cross-post because they believe there are 2 problems, distro and software for example, they can now pick the best forum and tag it with the other definition.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 04:36 PM   #40
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I don't understand, either. To me tagging looks like a bookmark thing.

I don't see how you give a thread a heading. I mean, where would those "2 different headings" be displayed in LQ?

How would someone posting a thread in Slackware and then tagging it software get more people looking at it?

Do you think guys are going to lookup tags to try to answer posts?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 05:11 PM   #41
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It becomes an additional way to classify and find threads. Yes, I definitely anticipate members using tags to answer threads. Used in conjunction with other functionality, it becomes even more powerful. Think things like seeing all threads tagged nvidia with 0 replies and you begin to see how this could be useful. It really has absolutely nothing to do with bookmarking, aside from the fact that http://bookmarks.linuxquestions.org/ has supported tags from the beginning. As for spammers, tags don't change how we deal with that topic at all - if a thread is spam it is dealt with accordingly. The thread having or not having tags should in no way impact that. Think of them as simply a way to better classify your posts/threads without the hierarchical and single classification limit of the forum structure. You can put a thread in Linux - Hardware but then tag it "networking broadcom" to make it easier for members with broadcom expertise to help you.

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Old 04-09-2006, 06:03 PM   #42
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A couple of points-

I really like acid's image, and then when answered, instead of "no tags yet" it could say "hardware networking broadcom" or whatever. looks a bit more user intuitive

Is this like a wiki- can users remove bad tags?

I really like the idea of tagging- it prevents crossposting in hardware, networking and software, for example. I think a FAQ would be good- but I'm not sure if I understand the concept enough to write one though.

Tagging is a good thing- of course it might be a little confusing at the beginning, but hey, it's a beta. I really think this is the right way to go and might stop all those annoying "can we have a forum for..." questions.

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Old 04-09-2006, 06:15 PM   #43
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well, I just tagged my first post- and having "popular LQ tags" and "my Tags" together when they are just the same thing is wierd. Sure it's nice to see what you have been using as a tag, but do you need to know that per post? Unneccessary clutter. - could be moved next to "my posts" etc.

second- the section is that high anyway, with the edit/quote buttons anyway- it would be cleaner because the it would all be in one line visually.

titanium_geek

EDIT- Chinaman- check out the "back to top" button at the bottom of the thread. no need to scroll back to Canada.

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Old 04-09-2006, 10:07 PM   #44
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Popular LQ tags are a mix of what all members have tagged that post, while "My Tags" are only what you tagged it. They are only the same if you were the first member to tag a post. It's not like the wiki in that your tags only editable by you.

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Old 04-09-2006, 10:23 PM   #45
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Oh, I see how this works now. This seems a lot more feasible/useful (though, I still think that box is a little obtrusive, I can get used to it because there doesn't seem to be anything else that can be done with it).
 
  


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