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posted by arto to Bugs at 8:24 PM (9 comments total)

a. It should be 1 through 1
b. There are actually two posts tagged with v., so it should be 1 through 2.
(Yes, this is the most trivial bug ever.)
posted by arto at 8:25 PM on January 23, 2006


Why are there any posts tagged with v.?
posted by smackfu at 8:28 PM on January 23, 2006


How do you know there are two posts tagged with v?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:34 PM on January 23, 2006


There's a post on the front page right now about Roe v. Wade, tagged with "Roe" "v." and "Wade". Which is either a massive conceptual bug in tagging systems in general, or a bug in the guy who posted the thread. See also: the.

Anyway, my actual point here concerns the incorrect count rather than the uselessness of the tag.
posted by arto at 8:35 PM on January 23, 2006


I think it's the period that's throwing it off. The other post is tagged "v" without a trailing period.
posted by nobody at 8:41 PM on January 23, 2006


(and the period is ignored in parsing in the url for the tag page)
posted by nobody at 8:42 PM on January 23, 2006


arto said 'There's a post on the front page right now about Roe v. Wade, tagged with "Roe" "v." and "Wade". Which is either a massive conceptual bug in tagging systems in general, or a bug in the guy who posted the thread. See also: the.'

Bit of both, I'd've thought. Not counting this place, I use three sites a lot that have tagging features, and all use a different system for tags with more than one word (running words together, quotes around >1 word tags, comma separated tags). Confusing. Presumably once Yahoo! has finished buying up every last site offering tags, it'll get standardised.
posted by jack_mo at 4:56 AM on January 24, 2006


jack_mo writes "Presumably once Yahoo! has finished buying up every last site offering tags, it'll get standardised."

It didn't happen in all their mailing list buys so it seems unlikely it'll happen for tag sites.
posted by Mitheral at 11:00 AM on January 24, 2006


I blame alien lizards.
posted by rob511 at 9:05 PM on January 24, 2006


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