unique distinct idiosyncratic peculiar July 4, 2014 9:03 AM   Subscribe

I've noticed that I use a pair of tags for my front page posts that no other or only a few other posters use. Doing some digging, I've found a few unique or highly limited tags. Do you know of any more?

The two I use are ClassificationByCompilation and NewGildedAge.
Other tags that are restricted to one user or a handful of users are Folly, MusicalInstrument, FullTVShow, MegaPost, and LinksToTheDamnPaper
posted by the man of twists and turns to Etiquette/Policy at 9:03 AM (53 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

I was the first to use the "OhShit" tag.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:10 AM on July 4, 2014


Honestly, I wish I could use the tags "homeapplianceuprising" and "whenwaffleironsattack" more often.
posted by chambers at 9:17 AM on July 4, 2014 [6 favorites]


I'm apparently the only person to use AcrossThePond and BannedAdvertising.
posted by double block and bleed at 9:26 AM on July 4, 2014


I used "busservicerefund". I got refunded. So yay.
posted by Namlit at 9:57 AM on July 4, 2014


A priori, you would expect them to be Zipf distributed or maybe lognormal distributed.
posted by curuinor at 10:09 AM on July 4, 2014 [1 favorite]




I'm the only one to use antimanicpixiedreamgirl.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 10:36 AM on July 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


The one and only cockumentary.
posted by gman at 10:44 AM on July 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


my favourite rarely used tag is puggleproblems
posted by elizardbits at 11:13 AM on July 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


That is a lot of problems.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:21 AM on July 4, 2014


nerdporn used by a few different people but dominated by loquacious. Said user is also a frequent contributor to the more commonly used batshitinsane.
posted by carsonb at 11:28 AM on July 4, 2014




I'm just waiting for the day I can inflate the uses of lionelrichiehead.
posted by rollick at 11:58 AM on July 4, 2014


though I'm not the only one to use vampiresquid, I was the first.
posted by philip-random at 12:18 PM on July 4, 2014


For some reason my undergroundpaganbloodorgies tag never caught on.
posted by Paragon at 12:20 PM on July 4, 2014


I used "busservicerefund". I got refunded. So yay.

I just spent a good 4 minutes wondering what a "busser vice refund" was. Since there was no link I couldn't easily look. Suddenly, while contemplating sharing my diet coke with someone named Jackie (#shareacoke), it hit me. Bussers don't have vices. But bus service refund would work too.
posted by 724A at 12:30 PM on July 4, 2014


This is why we capitalize the words! (BusServiceRefund FTW)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 1:00 PM on July 4, 2014


It has been almost 5 years since we last looked into the question of tags used only once. Based on that I'm going to guess there are an enormous number of tags that have only been used by one user, because they've only been used once period.

Perhaps a more interesting list would be tags that have been used the greatest number of times but by only a single user? Or by only some small number of users?
posted by FishBike at 1:06 PM on July 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


It amused me that mippy used fook as a tag. It should be mandatory for all North of England posts.
posted by billiebee at 1:07 PM on July 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


Appropriately, apart from my Black Sabbath live 1970 post, the tags "heavier" and "heaviest" have never been used.
posted by googly at 1:13 PM on July 4, 2014


I wish now I had added the singular perfectlyadorablemoment tag to my BAFTA post after a suggestion--and why won't autocorrect let me type the name of that genius?
posted by Anitanola at 1:22 PM on July 4, 2014


This is why we capitalize the words

That's what you say. I believe that it's due to 724A's diet coke.

(also it's busservi ceref und)
posted by Namlit at 1:30 PM on July 4, 2014


childrenofthecorn

Belgiumfuckyeah

I am taking that homeapplicanceuprising thing as a personal challenge.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 1:49 PM on July 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


I was the only one to use the tag dwaynemcduffie because the universe is a profoundly unfair place.
posted by Etrigan at 2:40 PM on July 4, 2014


I am surprised no one else has used becausewecan. We really can, people!
posted by gingerbeer at 2:50 PM on July 4, 2014


I;m a little sad that afieryflyingroll and eatenbymice have only been used by me, and only once each. I keep my eyes open for new possibilities, but, as yet, no luck.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:26 PM on July 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


when i finally make my first FPP i shall tag it quonsarquonsarquonsar
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 4:40 PM on July 4, 2014


In a shocking (to me) omission, no-one, but no-one has used the silencedallmylife tag.
posted by arcticseal at 6:00 PM on July 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


If a tag is only used once, it is probably (although not certainly) a bad tag. Such tags are usually attempts at comedy or conspicuous cleverness that provide all noise and no useful classification.
posted by thinman at 7:28 PM on July 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Perhaps a more interesting list would be tags that have been used the greatest number of times but by only a single user? Or by only some small number of users?

Didn't I ask that?
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:14 PM on July 4, 2014


knifefight!
posted by Lucinda at 10:32 AM on July 5, 2014




Blasdelb's "What divorced readers did with their wedding rings" is packed with odd tags, including, but not limited to: partnerscrapedoff, goldenpig, squirrelsanctuary, drunkenbongos, and (hello! From me!) turkeybauble.
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:13 PM on July 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


I would think there are a lot of proper names that have only been used once, such as my own fabulousmoolah.
posted by TedW at 6:18 PM on July 5, 2014


I think i'm the only one who ever used hobbyhorses

oh god what an embarassing thread to have created oh god oh god
posted by emptythought at 10:25 PM on July 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'm the only one to use firstrunsyndication.

I'm surprised the cursed tag has never seen more use.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 10:45 PM on July 5, 2014


I'm just finding out that "crivens" was never used. That needs to change...
posted by Namlit at 1:20 AM on July 6, 2014

"BelgiumFuckYeah"
I've been working on my first MegaPost in a long time for the 100th anniversary of the Sacking of Leuven on August 25th and will be sure to use this tag.
posted by Blasdelb at 4:14 AM on July 6, 2014 [5 favorites]


I am personally deeply thankful that I have never had the need to use whenwaffleironsattack.
posted by sammyo at 7:30 AM on July 6, 2014


I've got boogerflicking all staked out. I'm just waiting for the right moment.
posted by mule98J at 9:07 AM on July 6, 2014


mule98J: I've got boogerflicking all staked out. I'm just waiting for the right moment.

Pick it wisely.
posted by gman at 9:15 AM on July 6, 2014 [7 favorites]


Cornering the market on fecal samples.
posted by ChuraChura at 9:25 AM on July 6, 2014 [2 favorites]


buttslol
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:55 PM on July 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'm the only user of machonerdbullshit, but mhoye invented the phrase.
posted by Ralston McTodd at 5:28 PM on July 6, 2014


This is an interesting thing to consider: true rarity/underuse or just over-specialization? For example, I am the only person to have tagged a post with the name of my high school. Locally it's pretty prominent, but in an admittedly second- or third-tier market (the Twin Cities).

TBH I expected better tags on this post.
posted by wenestvedt at 7:16 AM on July 7, 2014


when i finally make my first FPP...

whenpoopingelephantsfly
posted by y2karl at 7:53 AM on July 7, 2014


I am so glad to still be the only user of hepaticencephalopathy .
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:06 AM on July 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


So far I'm the only person who has used the oldpeoplefucking tag.

You guys need to step up your game.
posted by phunniemee at 9:40 AM on July 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


aboutdamnedtime
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:16 AM on July 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


I tried to make canofworms happen...
posted by exceptinsects at 8:44 PM on July 12, 2014


I have apparently just introduced rushaintmetal to this tag collection. Because, no, Rush is not metal.
posted by gingerbeer at 2:50 PM on July 15, 2014 [2 favorites]


I liked beingpetty.
posted by Chrysostom at 8:49 PM on July 24, 2014


dronewar
posted by the man of twists and turns at 2:38 PM on July 25, 2014


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