***Administrative Advisement*** Re: Tags.....

United States
April 9, 2018 11:27am CST
It's been quite a while since this issue has come up, but, it has recently come up again. So I think it's time for a friendly reminder. Although not (yet) specifically mentioned in the guidelines, the tagging of discussions with your user name is something that we frown upon. Doing so creates a bias in the "you may also like" section on the side of the page. The list will show mostly, if not entirely, discussions posted by the member with that name, rather than posts of similar subject matter. As per the guidelines, tags should be relevant to the subject matter: Spammy, inappropriate or irrelevant tagging - Tagging your discussions, responses and comments is a great way to get more exposure for what you write! However, any tag you create should be on-topic. So please, refrain from doing this, and use tags properly. Thanks!
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@LadyDuck (151499)
• Switzerland
9 Apr
I am glad you pointed this out, I have noticed the trend. If I want to see all the discussion by a member I go to the profile.
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@ramapo17 (23233)
• Melbourne, Florida
10 Apr
That is what I do to @LadyDuck.
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@LadyDuck (151499)
• Switzerland
10 Apr
@ramapo17 It's the simplest way to see what a user posted.
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@jstory07 (65898)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Apr
That is what we should do. Go to each writer's discussions.
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@vandana7 (63521)
• India
9 Apr
I may be having comprehension issues here. But I do at times mention other members within the post. Is it ok? The tag feature I rarely use.
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• United States
9 Apr
That's fine
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@vandana7 (63521)
• India
9 Apr
@GoAskAlice Thank you. :)
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9 Apr
@sabtraversa That won't be hard. If I am not wrong, posting a discussion on a person/member was not allowed, May be that's the reason for it. @goaskalice ,please correct me if I am wrong.
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@Icydoll (14237)
• India
9 Apr
Yeah I always tag my discussions..but I see some tagging their names.. without relating to topic... Thanks for the reminder
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• Preston, England
9 Apr
I used to do that so some very early posts may still carry my name as tags. If I spot them I'll edit them out.
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@Raj7779 (2916)
• Ahmednagar, India
10 Apr
special thanks to you my friend for suggesting me
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@hereandthere (29631)
• Philippines
9 Apr
i've noticed a few doing that. thanks for explaining.
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@rebelann (39549)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Apr
Thanks for the reminder .... sometimes it's hard to think of a tag to put with a discussion.
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• United States
9 Apr
The best course of action in this case would be to simply not tag it. Although helpful, tags are not a requirement.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Apr
Thanks for suggesting this.
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@rebelann (39549)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Apr
True @GoAskAlice but tags help me determine if it's about one of the furbabies
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@mlgen1037 (23413)
• Manila, Philippines
9 Apr
Noted on this, Alex. Thank you.
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@LeaPea2417 (19750)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Apr
I guess I am in the minority. I have never used tags here.
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@Happy2BeMe (74679)
• Canada
10 Apr
I have never used tags either
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@Raj7779 (2916)
• Ahmednagar, India
10 Apr
same here i rarely use it.but from now i will try to use
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@ramapo17 (23233)
• Melbourne, Florida
11 Apr
@LeaPea2417 I have never used tags either.
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@marlina (72523)
• Canada
9 Apr
Thank you for reminding us.
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@Plethos (10241)
• United States
9 Apr
so me taggin my post with my username is no good?
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• United States
9 Apr
Correct.
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@Plethos (10241)
• United States
9 Apr
@GoAskAlice - now i know. guess i'll have to start getting used to posting without tagging my name.
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• India
9 Apr
Thanks for explaining that Sir. I really love when admin clarify our doubts and thanks to @JolietJake to escalate the issue. Thanks
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• United States
9 Apr
No problem. And no one is in any trouble over it.
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• India
9 Apr
@GoAskAlice thanks.
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@JolietJake (50916)
• United States
10 Apr
@thesupersingh You should also realize that tags determine what people see in the 'Interesting Discussions' list...if you don't tag a discussion, it will not show up in anyone's list, and if you use a tag no one else uses, it will not show up in anyone's list. Sure, they will show up in your own Interesting Discussions list...but not anyone else's list...
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@sabtraversa (12965)
• Italy
9 Apr
Thanks for clarifying. What about creating a tag for a series of posts? Such as reviews, or "lots of trashy thoughts"? Otherwise, it's quite pointless to just use an username, like @LadyDuck said.
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• United States
9 Apr
That's fine. I almost always use the same few tags in my advisement posts.
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@LadyDuck (151499)
• Switzerland
9 Apr
This is a great idea Sabrina.
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@1hopefulman (27220)
• Canada
9 Apr
Thanks for the reminder!
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@JustBhem (31833)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Apr
Thank you for reminding us once again. I see a lot of member doing that.
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@alberello75 (17112)
• Genova, Italy
9 Apr
Forgive me, I have little understood the discussion. Are these 5 tags in their discussions, or tags related to users, preceded by the symbol "@"? Thank you.
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@KristenH (23631)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
9 Apr
I think he meant the tag line below the message box, Alessandro. You should see a line saying enter up to 5 tags...
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• United States
9 Apr
I am referring to the keyword tags you can add to your posts, not the "@" user name tags.
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@alberello75 (17112)
• Genova, Italy
9 Apr
@GoAskAlice Ok. Now I understood. Thank you.
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@STOUTjodee (3417)
• United States
9 Apr
Is it o.k. to put your own link to a post that is revelant to the post your writing? Because some times I do that to update or maybe it's another part of a post that is a sequel. Other than that, guess I don't tag!!
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@JolietJake (50916)
• United States
10 Apr
We can link to a previous discussion if it is directly related to the current discussion we are writing
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@WorDazza (10031)
• Manchester, England
10 Apr
I never tag my posts. I feel i am beyond classification
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@ridingbet (49544)
• Philippines
9 Apr
Thanks. I noticed one tagging his own username and this reminder from you may stop him from doing so again. I tag my discussions according to the topics I share and I never tag myself in any of my posts.
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• Dallas, Texas
9 Apr
I have read this just now and I personally don't tag. I just like and respond.
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@OneOfMany (12426)
• United States
9 Apr
I have noticed personalized tags, and several members seem to tag things that will point to either their user names or something about themselves.
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