Is it important to write tags on your post?

Philippines
March 14, 2012 10:26am CST
what are the advantages and disadvantages of tags? do you always put tags on discussions you've started and responses?
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@mysdianait (63952)
• Italy
14 Mar 12
Here is what myLot tell us about tagging: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq9.aspx Yes, I always tag my own topics and those where I respond. Correct tags make our topics show up when similar topics are open. The appear in the 'similar topics' column over there --- Others might see them and then decide to particpate in them too.
• Philippines
17 Mar 12
thanks for that! i will definitely read that. i would put few tags on discussions i have started but i never put tags on my responses...i dont bother because there might be the same tags already.
@mysdianait (63952)
• Italy
17 Mar 12
When you start a topic of your own, you can add 10 tags. When you post it only 5 will show, in alphabetical order. Then when others add more there will still be 5 showing and they will be in order of popularity, with the tag that has been added the most appearing to the left.
@owlwings (37506)
• Cambridge, England
14 Mar 12
Tags are intended to make similar discussions searchable so that it's easier to find information which has been posted on a particular topic. I generally 'skip' tagging until I have posted and can read the topic again. I then look at existing tags and/or choose suitable ones to describe the topic or what I have added in a response. The 'Interest' under which a topic is posted is just ONE way of organising discussions (and a rather basic one which is prone to errors). Tags help a discussion to relate to others in a better and more flexible way. You can read what MyLot have to say about tags and the way they should be used in the FAQs here: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq9.aspx
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• Trinidad And Tobago
14 Mar 12
Well I never really thought much about it, and therefore I don't always tag any discussions I participated in or initiated, but I'm glad you asked the question. I saw some vital responses to your question from well informed mylotters,loll. Wow, you learn something new on mylot everyday,loll :)
@mysdianait (63952)
• Italy
14 Mar 12
you learn something new on mylot everyday... if you stop to read
• Trinidad And Tobago
14 Mar 12
yes tis is true,heh heh. sadly I'm so lazy to read all the directives given for mylot, but doh worry I'll get there *wink wink*
@mysdianait (63952)
• Italy
14 Mar 12
If you keep reading all of the responses on the discussions in this interest you will be more than half way there to getting it all right!
@ShyBear88 (16862)
• United States
14 Mar 12
People say if you tag your discussion that means it'll be easier to search for. Me I don't tag any of my discussion or other peoples discussions because other people will do it for me. With the title its self it can easily be search for yeah a tag can help but if you have a lot of friends already and they get email send to them about your own discussions then you really don't have to worry about getting the word out about the discussion. Also what ever discussion you started will end up on someone my interests page.
@mysdianait (63952)
• Italy
14 Mar 12
If we are using the myLot search to find a particular discussion, it (the search) will need the tags, not the title, to find it.
@ShyBear88 (16862)
• United States
15 Mar 12
I've found some with out tags many times and just by the title.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
14 Mar 12
Definitely...yes ...it makes your discussions and responses quite lively. The tags are an important indication of your intentions. So,keep things up lively !
@mysdianait (63952)
• Italy
14 Mar 12
No, you don't earnmoney for tagging. You don't earn money if you type iu text/chat language either. MyLot tell us to post in English. 'You' is English, not 'u'.
@tonyllenium (6267)
• Italy
26 Mar 12
in reality i can add some tags if i open a discussion but i nver add tags in relation to my post....in reality tags need only to identify different discussions or posts in relation to their general topic...
• India
14 Mar 12
Yes i always tag my discussions and responses. It always helps fellow users to locate the discussion. It will make the discussion search engine friendly. I do not see any disadvantages of tagging.