We can enter only 5 tags per discussion then why...

@sanuanu (11235)
India
April 13, 2009 2:06am CST
.. do mylot asks us to enter more tags when we respond to a discussion? Have you ever noticed that we can only use 5 tags per discussion? Even if I am giving 5 tags with this discussion, mylot would ask you to enter tags for it and if you choose to enter one, you can't see them anywhere on the page! You are not believeing it, give it a try with this discussion. I am sure you can't see your tags once you will submit it. For those who don't know about tags: Tags are like keywords entered once you create discussion or post a response or comment. These are helpful in searching discussion depending upon that word. I hope you are not LOLjavascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$cphMainContent$lbStart','')
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
13 Apr 09
Hi sanu! This is difficult for me to explain but here goes: When you start a discussion you may add 10 tags. Once the discussion is posted only 5 will be visible. As other tags become added by other users, the 5 most popular tags will appear. Starting from the left, the first tag is the one used the most. Tags are important when searching for discussions later and this is their purpose.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
13 Apr 09
Thanks for the clarification mys. I appreciate that. but there is one query: How would you determine which tag is most popular and which is not. Afterall, when the tags we add, doesn't have any popularity label attached to it!
@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
13 Apr 09
Yes Mykl cleared that one - my use of English is getting very rusty and I very often use the wrong expression
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
13 Apr 09
Seems mylot wants us to have fight every time!
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• United States
13 Apr 09
Sometimes there are only one or two tags, but the ones I add aren't added to them. I guess myLot admin has to remain mysterious. There are so many things I just don't get!
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
Hi cobra, found any frogs! Yes, that is a mystery and I think I have found an answr to that. If you could visit the first page and read response number 4, then you will get the answer. Thank you.
• United States
14 Apr 09
I appreciate the info, but it doesn't apply to what happens when only a couple of tags are shown, and others aren't added.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
15 Apr 09
If there is only 2 tags in a discussion then your tag will be shown after summission to make the count to three!
• United States
14 Apr 09
even though it's not showing,it can still lead people to your discussion. it does seem silly,but it works.i'm kind of surprised any show at all,it's just for the search engine.
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
14 Apr 09
Everything depends on how I am feeling and what the discussion is as to whether I tag the discussion or not. I have noticed that I never see the tags,but I wasn't aware that there was a limit on how many we could have on a post. I see the purpose of them,but sometimes don't feel that I need to add any.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
Sure! mylot admin are very smart, they know how to control this website to make it spam and scam free. Most of the time, I don't like adding tags to others discussion. I like adding to only mine.
• Malaysia
13 Apr 09
I have never put in so many tags this far. I will try to check that out. Thanks for your information.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
Oh, try it sometime and see if you could see sixth tag submitted to your discussion. BTW: Long time no see, were you busy with you life?
@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Apr 09
You can only see the first 5 tags, but the others are stored and I believe you can search on them. At any rate, if you do put in a tag, and then if you go back to the discussion, it won't ask you for one again.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
Yes, you are right the discussion will ask you only till you submit once. After which it will not ask you to do the same. Once I thought that one tag will be enough for the discussion but after submission I thought that one more tag would be nice but I couldn't find submit button again.
@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
13 Apr 09
I always give one word for my disscusion tages. sometime two. I will slect a word from the disscussion title. I realy prefer to slect one one word for a tag and go on to the next dissciton
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
So, you are saying that you will choose one tag per discussion you respond as well as start? I think it is good but now I have stopped giving tags to other discussin but I choose for mine only!
• United States
13 Apr 09
I use to always add tags but for the moment I am trying to not add tags unless it is my discussion. I never knew that you could only add 5 per discussion. I guess I must have never used more than four, lol. Did you know you can only use three of the mylot codes. I realized that a few months ago so I tend to do only two at a time. I love using them but I am limited. Take care friend and happy mylotting to you sanuanu. :)
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
You save one for emergency don't you. Nice, I know that I can use only two mylot smileys, including bold, italic and underline. Mylot admin is good in setting up limits. At times we can think that three is not that enough but it has its reason, isn't it? Oh, for the discussion sake, i would like you to go and read #4 response. Tags are discussed there in details.
@littleowl (7157)
13 Apr 09
That's new to me, and never realised that but I don't put tags on my responses..it is interesting to know though it does make you wonder what happens to the ones who do tag, wether or not they appear on the page...littleowl
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
Hi Littleowl, How are you doing pal? Well, the tags get collected at mylot database and the five gets most number of votes are being shown and everybody else is looking for some more votes to get out and have a blast to us.
@Bloggership (1104)
• Indonesia
13 Apr 09
Well... Actually i do not to concern about typing a tags... But i think if we want to put some tags for our discussions, just tags it with a single of interest from discussion title.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
Yes, we should add tags to our discussion. It is a good practice to use them in our dsicussion because people would find it easy in searching.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
13 Apr 09
even i have noticed this but i donot know why or the reason behind it.maybe it is one of mylot secret or maybe the want to help us in keeping tag of the discussion by using the particular tag.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
I don't know about it saving each and every tag in its database whatever been entered. But I would like you to do a little hardwork for me. Go to #4 response and read it, you will get some knowledge about this topic!
@Sreekala (32783)
• India
13 Apr 09
Hi sanuanu, I noticed the same and wondered why they are asking again for tag when posting responses. But I am always giving tags because if I skip it, it will ask the same again and again when giving counter comments etc. so it becomes a disturbance so I give the tags on the first instance itself. I think mylot is providing the tagging facility purposely so better we use the same wisely.
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
Since they don't provide keyword search, so tags is made available to us. I will advise you to read #4 response. You will understand the meaning of asking for tag every time!
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
as far as i know we can use up to 10 tags each discussion. maybe they just display 5 or maybe the most popular tags only. anyway i don't really noticed it much because sometimes i get irritated putting tags over and over again. anyway happy mylotting!
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
and that is why I have stopped giving tags away. I use them only for my discussions as I don't want my tags to be clothless, LOL! You are right, we can give as many tags we can but only 5 most popular one will be displayed!