Do you put the APPROPRIATE tags in mylot?

@Ysabel (1202)
Philippines
January 7, 2009 3:10am CST
I was just surprised as i was scanning through several discussions today and some of the tags are hilarious! Really! There was a tag word of FOOD, but the topic was not anything about food, and other things like that. Do you really care in putting the appropriate TAGS? If you are not sure about it, then maybe just have to press the SKIP button instead, than puttings TAGS that are not related to the topic. Do you agree with me? Thanks for sharing your thoughts... =)
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21 responses
• India
7 Jan 09
Where I find there are very few tags, or no tags as such, I put some, But if there are already 20 tags for a single discussion, then I skip the page to a the tag. I don't think there has to be unlimited tags for a single discussion. Some relevant 10-15 tags can easily help spotting a topic.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
i certainly agree with you. i skip putting tags too when there are already exsiting ones. if i think i can add some more i will put tags but if not, then there's no need anymore. right? thanks for the response! see you again around mylot discussions! =)
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• Philippines
13 Jan 09
hello. like you, i skip on putting tags when there's more than 10 tags already in a topic. i think there would be nothing for me to add if there's already plenty of tags and i might just mess-up the taggings. enjoy mylotting! =)
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Well some people are really bored. Or they have a funny bone and can't help but play these kinds of pranks on other people. I don't tag discussions at all, I just wait for other people to do it. :) Maybe if there are inappropriate tags then mylot should allow discussion starters to add and remove existing tags just so that their discussions are filed properly.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
hello mimico, how i wish there's a feature like that in mylot! we could delete those inappropriate tags and all, but its not just possible for now. im with you in wishing that mylot admin should consider this option in the future. cheers! =)
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• Philippines
13 Jan 09
i agree! we should suggest this to mylot admin! LoL =)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
i am with you in this campaign. you have said it right. appropriate. that's the word. and it should make sense. anyway, mylot admin will not put that feature just for nothing, right? we should follow and put the appropriate tags. happy mylotting Ysabel. i like the way you spell your name. =)
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
hi maria! thanks! .... its nice once again to see you here. though i have not visited your discussions for the longest time! he he he what are you upt lately? what makes you busy?
@May2k8 (6156)
• Indonesia
11 Jan 09
I really care about putting my appropriate tags. I just SKIP button, and putting something in my tag. Yes, i agree with you.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
thanks for your reply, May2K8. happy mylotting! =)
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@angelia286 (2029)
• Singapore
7 Jan 09
Yep! Usually when I cannot think of a single tag, I would just press the skip button and skip the entire thing altogether. Even when I do put in tags, I would just put in a one word tag, for example in your discussion, I would just copy your discussion title and put the tag as "tags". Lol I am just that lazy. However, many people will try to put in as many tags as possible as there was some sort of rumours floating about Mylot some months back. And that is that Mylot is also paying us for putting tags in our discussions and responses. I have no idea who started that rumour, but then a lot of people (newbies) fell for it and sometimes, they just put in the darnest words that one could ever find just for the sake of earning that payment! (Just for the records, it's not true!) Some will try to cram in as many tags as possible, some related to what the discussion is about, some not related at all in a bid to get their discussion noticed by other Mylotters. This is because the search function of Mylot will search the tags of every discussion and present those discussions as what the searcher is searching for. So for instance, that discussion which is non food related but has a tag of food. If someone were to type food in the searchbox, this particular discussion will then turn up as one of the discussion the searcher might be interested to respond in. That's all that's to it. Well, take care and happy mylotting!!
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
hello angelia286, thanks so much for your response. i feel flattered to see your responses here, really! very interesting reply. =) hey, i also heard about that, earnings will somehow go up a little when putting more tags. so it isn't true, huh? i still believe on it until now. =) also, i am a heavy user of the search button, and its helpful for me when i look for particular discussions and so i get annoyed when some discussions popped-up which is not related to my search keyword. i put as many tags as i can, but i make sure that i put correct, related, and apprpriate tags to help others in their searches. take care too and hope to see you more around mylot! cheers!
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
7 Jan 09
haha.. I dun really like to put tags.. I only have tags when i only i'm gonna return to that particular post again, because it will always be prompting me to input tags.. haha =D Plus most of the time i will have tags related to my respond instead of the post.. lol =D Anyway, having the right tags wont ensure that i will find the right post too.. hehe
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• Singapore
8 Jan 09
That function of tags is irritating at times. But, I am sure that Mylot admins put that feature in for a purpose, and my convictions are leaning strongly towards the organisation and search bit. Hehe Kun, don't be lazy and start putting tags to make things easier for us Mylotters!
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
9 Jan 09
hehe ^_^ I dun see any point to put in the correct tags, as i will be shown alot of different discussions which are actually not meant for it.. lol =D I have been fooled alot of times.. hehe ^_^ But since, that's your conviction, ok la, at most i put the appropriate tags next time lo.. lol =D
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
hello kun and angelia, somehow, putting the right tags encourages searches in the search button and the way i understand it, mylot earns but our searches and other people searches too. in turn, mylot gives it back to the members, as we get compensated with our posts. at least, that's the way i understand it! he he.
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• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Hi Ysabel! Well, I consider putting TAGS as an important feature here in mylot. So everytime I make a reply, I do put the appropriate tags and I never skip one. I also put as much tags as I can, but again, these are really appropriate tags based on the topics being discussed and I put the proper ones. Cheers! :)
@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
thanks, ethan! that so nice of you too. you are helping mylot in a way! it helps other mylotters in filtering their searches via th tags or the keywords that we put in every replies or discussions! happy mylotting!
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• Philippines
23 Feb 09
hi again Ysabel! You know what, lately, i got tired of putting tags and i am just skipping putting tags. he he he well, there are days like that. but in some other days, i feel really serious in putting tags. he he. Depends on my mood nowadays.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
he he he! really!... i don't even think you will get tired! i know you will certainly put more and more tags when necessary! and i think you are not running out of those keywords! i was even more impressed at how you do it!
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
24 Jan 09
I put that tags only for my discussions. I don't put tags on my response. Unless and untill I put a tag on my discussion, I feel that discussion is not complete. I can't see my discussion wtihout tags. The tags also should be appropriate. If I was the owner of this discussion, I would have used, "Tags", "mylot", "Valid" as my tags for this discussion. Thank you for the discussion!
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
thank you for your reply. i will visit your profile/ discussion in return. cheers!
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
7 Feb 09
I would appriciate that!
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Yes, i do.. in fact, i'm used to putting tags as i've been blogging for so many years.. you know, tags are searchable by search engine so it's best if you place appropriate tags..
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
hi gracie! that's interesting too know! i have tried blogging too but maybe bloggings not just for me. he he. certainly, putting tags can make our discussions searchable! that is very right! =)
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• Philippines
7 Jan 09
You spelled it out right! I usually put tags to my started discussions since I hated it when someone do the tagging either a very long phrase or no sense at all ! I do tag someone's discussion with usually a single word referring to the topic at hand, I tried to make it concise and to my knowledge tagging could help the thread starter but definitely not the intent of messing it.
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@Tinna_He (300)
• China
8 Jan 09
the same to me .i will put the tags if it is necessary. manytimes i will skip .
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
hi torchablazed, maybe there are really trolls who are intentionally doing that? i mean, messing around. maybe they really have nothing else to do and they have fun doing that. i hate it and its so irritating, isn't it? =)
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• United States
7 Feb 09
Fellow mylotters... Please do this. It is a courtesy. Tag your discussions, or press skip.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
hi angusthethird, i appreciate your reply, thank you. yeah, we should do the campaign for tagging discussions, it can help mylot in a way! cheers!
@kaka135 (14068)
• Malaysia
11 Jan 09
I did not check on other tags, it must be funny to find some weird tags that are not relevant to the discussions at all. I always put appropriate tags when I post any responses or discussions, it will be relevant to my response or the discussion topic. As tags are for easier search, I think it'll be good if we put something appropriate.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
hello kaka135! thanks for the response! i really appreciate it! putting the right and correct tags - is also helping mylot, in a way. . . right? also, its like we are responsible to do it ourselves, to help organize and put order here in mylot. cheers!
@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 09
Hi there Ysabel, Yes tags its very important. i t may help us to gain more responder than without tags. It automatically record you discussion in the section you want. Some also writing un-appropriate tags in mine, but i don't care the more i have tags the more people saw my discussions. LOL See you in your discusssion after this post, happy posting hun, oxox'dian from bali island.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
hi dian! sorry for my late reply. hope you don't mind! thans for the reply and i really think you are so nice and very thoughtful and very kind, you really took the time to reply to my discussions! i'm touched! have a great day!
@dropofrain (1168)
• India
8 Jan 09
Yes, I try to put appropriate tags to the discussions which are there on my lot. Appropriate tags let you know the crux of the discussion. So it is really important to put proper tags.
@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
hello dropofrain, that's so nice of you. in a way, you are helping mylot community and you are also making things easier for other mylotters! cheers! =)
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• Mexico
8 Jan 09
I only put the tags when i make a discussion, but answering just like this....nah. It´s like wasting time.
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• United States
7 Jan 09
I totally agree with you that you should put the appropriate tags. I mean like you said why put a tag on something that doesn't match. I haven't seen anything like that yet.
• Singapore
8 Jan 09
So that they could drive more traffic to their discussions, I guess. Lol But, in my opinion, that move might just backfire as people will tend to get irritated if what they are searching for do not come up, but rather some nonsensical discussion that is of no relevance to what they are searching for came up instead. Haha, but I guess some people just don't think!
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7 Jan 09
Hi Vsabel, Yes I do find some of them funny and I always tag my responses and discussions. Tamara
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Thanks so much Tamara. Indeed some are funny! I wish everyone will enjoin in putting the right tags to avoid messing up mylot! Cheers! =)
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• India
7 Jan 09
Yes we have to give tags because tags helps others to find out discussions. The more tags we give the best the other readers find our discussion so it is always advisable to give more and more tags but i feel we should give tags related to our discussions because if we just give some words others may not like our discussion and they may not feel it relavent.
@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
i totally agreed with you. the related tags and the right ones should be very helpful when searching for a discussion. but then again, skipping would just be okay, as compared to making-up tags that are NOT related to the discussions. right? thanks for the response, hope to see you around again =)
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@winieann (234)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Yesh.. i put tags as appropriate as i can.. sometime i put in just one tag for such laziness the we normal people have. am still new to this so everyday is a learning process. ^_^ have a nice day!!
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
hello winieann, its nice to know that you do! thanks for the response and have a nice day! =)
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@cybersoft01 (1287)
• India
7 Jan 09
When I start my own discussion I do put appropriate tags to it. But when it comes to response to a discussion, I don't put tags as takes time and I am always running out of it.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
hello cybersoft01, tags are helpful when one is using the search button above and the right tags could lead us to the right discussions. but then again, rather than putting incorrect tags, i should say skipping on tags would be better. =)
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