Tag Suggestions

Hey there!

It seems to me that it’d make sense to have the following tags added for the individual social media sites:

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • google+
  • instagram
  • tumblr
  • reddit
  • flickr

Then, how about the generic:

  • blog

And while we’re at it:

  • marketing
  • promoting

And, as long as I’m here, I’ll also suggest:

  • spam
  • security

hmm, That’s all I have to say about that. For now.

Hey Shaun, thanks for starting the thread. :smile:

I guess I should explain the intention of having tags. In vBulletin, we had a hierarchy of forums and sub-forums. When subjects became deprecated, it was difficult to ‘retire’ them. With Discourse we have decided on a single tier structure, with tags in the place of sub-forums.

The tags that we have currently got in place are ones that are reasonably frequently used. It is not necessary to use a tag for everything, because a search will return any results for the lesser used subjects.

I guess it would help to think of it in terms of a forum structure. Do we need a sub-forum for reddit (for instance)?

aha, Okay. So it’s not about searching then.

What I would really like would be for the tags to appear in alphabetical order when I create a topic, so that it’s easy to find the one I want. The more tags we have, the harder that gets.

(If I edit a topic, they appear alphabetically, but not when I create one.)

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Well it is, but it isn’t (makes sense right?). What we want are tags that the community will use for a variety of discussions, so when you filter on said tag, you have a lot of topics shown around it. What we don’t want is orphaned tags. Tags that have a small number of topics or none at all!

Lastly, what we really really do not want are topics that would be tempted to include a LOT of tags because they are “somewhat related”. Think of all Social Media topics including the reddit, facebook, google+, twitter, instagram, tumblr, and flickr tags. They are all related to social media which already has its own category.

Does that make sense?

By the way, we actually already have security as a tag :wink: So consider that one completed :smile:

Sorry but I disagree. These Tags do not work. They are not intuitive at all.

You disagree with what @bshearer?

The tags in general.

Not sure how they aren’t intuitive. They are each pretty self explanatory.

The theory is solid, but the implementation needs some work (and that will happen at some stage soon).

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