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Polite request: if you post an AskMe question about a city - where to find so and so in so and so [city], tag it with the [city]. Thanks!
posted by plexi to Feature Requests at 3:04 PM (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

ps Wasn't there a time when intrepid users could tag other user's posts?
posted by plexi at 3:10 PM on November 30, 2012


Mutual contacts can tag each others' posts.
posted by carsonb at 3:12 PM on November 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Sometimes at night I sneak into carsonb's posts and tag them with different words for doodie.
posted by shakespeherian at 3:12 PM on November 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


Mutual contacts can tag each others' posts.

Is this a euphemism?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:15 PM on November 30, 2012 [10 favorites]


Also, while I agree with the thrust of your request, you have to realize that everyone reading your polite request in MetaTalk already does that stuff. It's the rest of the unwashed AskMe hordes who never read MeTa that don't do simple, easy things like that. The only real reliable way to communicate these types of messages to folks who don't MeTa is those tiny banners at the top of the page, and they just aren't used that way.
posted by carsonb at 3:15 PM on November 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


There could me a message in the posting dialogue or something saying "if you are making a post about a specific location, please include that location in the tags for your post."

There could even be a link to a page about tagging best practices, which would be awesome.
posted by Scientist at 3:24 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mutual contacts can tag each others' posts.

Боже мой! You're right!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 3:31 PM on November 30, 2012


Also, I'm told there's a Portland on the West Coast now, so please be specific.
posted by Floydd at 3:47 PM on November 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


Mefite, heal thyself!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:42 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mefite, heal thyself!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:42 PM on November 30


I can't go on, I'll go on.
posted by plexi at 5:19 PM on November 30, 2012


Also, while I agree with the thrust of your request, you have to realize that everyone reading your polite request in MetaTalk already does that stuff.

If you see a post that should be tagged and you can't tag it, feel free to drop us a note via the contact form.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:47 PM on November 30, 2012


Also, I'm told there's a Portland on the West Coast now, so please be specific.

Springfield, on the other hand...
posted by y2karl at 1:00 PM on December 1, 2012


Also, tag New York City as newyork or newyorkcity or nyc not New York City because then it turns up as three tags, New, York, and City which is totally useless and arrrrgggh.

See also: Mad Men.
posted by sweetkid at 10:15 AM on December 3, 2012


That does not help me find information about visiting Elp Aso.
posted by user c at 4:56 PM on December 3, 2012


Or the world's cockiest lady, Sandi Ego.
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:54 AM on December 4, 2012


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