Should mylot do something about the tags?

@diamania (7037)
Netherlands
June 5, 2009 8:24am CST
Since a lot of people do not tag discussions perhaps it would be an idea if mylot adds an automatic tagging script which scans the article for important words like Bukisa does with their script Zemanta. What do you think is it fine as it is now or should mylot change it?
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
5 Jun 09
We have the possiblity of adding tags and if we use the tagging system properly we can increase the views to our own discussions. Not many users seem to have realised this yet though. If, for example, we are posting in a particular interest, then if we tag all those discussions, whether we start them or respond on them, with the same tags, then they will show up in the columnn on the right under 'similar discussions' when a discussion is open. The discussion at the top of the list is the one which has received a comment or response more recently so all we have to do is keep ours up to date and they will continue receiving responses and there will be no need to keep starting new ones. Beleive me it works as I have at least six of mine with responses this week and all of them were started months ago In conclusion to answer your question, I am perfectly happy the way things are right now.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
5 Jun 09
Do you mean updating as in adding tags or commenting on peopleĀ“s replies? Sometimes there are no replies to comment on though or people just don't react back, what should I do about this? Cheers for your reaction, it's utmost useful.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
5 Jun 09
Any activity on a disucssion will cause it to move up in that column on the right. You can comment on a response that you missed commenting on for example.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
5 Jun 09
So, for my understanding, tagging as well?
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@jersey86 (1348)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
it is a good idea though but you know guys putting tag on a discussion can help on our earnings here since its a part of our participation but if mylot would take your suggestion then i guess it means its our lost.. not to argue with you about this but i am contented with what the current system has. if something i want in mylot to focus is on gathering more tasks for us.. Your comments about this are welcome..
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
5 Jun 09
Oh I didn't know we got credited for that. I thought I really have read everything of the mylot section. If we get credited for that then such automated systems would be obsolete and indeed to a loss for us.
@jersey86 (1348)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
well its just a process of having to get paid and well it was stated in the rules that we got paid by participating and being active user then putting tags a way to participate and it also shows that we are active..
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
7 Jun 09
Some people believe that you won't get paid for them though, I am pretty confused, but I do know that it's an important factor in whether your discussion is popular or not.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
5 Jun 09
That is a great idea. Automatic tags would save us time as well. Kudos to you!
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
7 Jun 09
It would save us time but it would cost us popularity. It's a matter of weighing up.
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
Hi there. I think it's a very good idea. Well, maybe this could serve as an enhancement but not literally replace the old system. Two heads are better than one. I mean, I think it would be a lot better if it would work two way. I like your idea though. I hope mylot admin sees this...
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
7 Jun 09
After mysdianait's tips on using tags to make discussions more popular I believe we'd better not ask mylot to implement such automatic scripts, it would be absolutely be a big loss.
@snowy22315 (49017)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I don't know. I don't bother with tags myself. It is just another unecsscary step as far as I am concerned. I only like to use tags if they are very important to the discussion.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
7 Jun 09
As mysdianait said tags are very important in discussions since they can make the difference between no responses or a few responses and being featured in the popular discussions tab as well as in the similar discussion list of your own discussions meaning you would get even more popularity, exposure is key.