When constructing FPPs for the blue, how do you determine which tags to use? Nouns, proper nouns, verbs, adjectives, things that appear in your post, things that don't appear in your post, number of tags? I'm rarely ... no, never ... happy with the tags I assign to a post and wonder if they are rubbish, and future readers interested in the subject will never find it because of insufficient tagging, or readers not interested in the post will come across it because of vague or overdone tagging. Reminded of this issue when looking at, and admiring, the (IMHO) beautifully contextual and comprehensive tagging
that has gone into that post. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Dec 6, 2013 -
We have clouds for the top 150 tags posted to Mefi
. We can see the top ten tags we've used listed on user profiles. Would it be possible to view all tags (or a greater subset than 'top ten') for individual users, either in a list or cloud form? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jan 23, 2013 -
clydesdale request: a community-edited list of recommendations for AskMe questions that aggregate the answers in the discussoin thread and put them together in one place along with relevant links. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Dec 10, 2012 -
Posts about adverts are controversial on Metafilter. Some people think adverts are ok. Others find them intrinsically distasteful. Mystery meat posts that turn out to be 'hey look at this great advert' and nothing more can lead to derails and nasty arguments over whether or not using Metafilter to spread advertising in this way is acceptable or not. Accurate tagging of such posts with 'advert' or 'advertisement' could avoid this. [more inside]
posted by motty
on Oct 2, 2011 -
Metadata for Metafilter Pony request: would it be possible to have a box that pops up that says something like "We noticed you're using tags X and Y, here are some other tags commonly associated with X and Y," to improve the descriptive qualities of user provided tags? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Dec 23, 2010 -
How can I get notified when X topic comes up? For example, I'm interested in a Twin Cities meetup but don't log in every day. Is there a way to make a tag and get MeMail'ed or something when a keyword like Minneapolis or MeetUp is posted? Thanks.
posted by ShadePlant
on Apr 9, 2010 -
Another favoriting discussion. With very many users having hunderds, and some thousands of favorites, it can become unweildy navigating favorites. If they are indeed intended as a bookmarking tool, it would be helpful to be able to tag them so we can find things we intend to come back to in the future.
posted by bigmusic
on Apr 23, 2009 -
Holy crap, the back tagging project (recent update
) is complete! 43,000 old posts have been keyworded by a team of hundreds of volunteers here. A huge thanks to all, I never thought we'd finish up all those old MeFi posts. [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Mar 20, 2008 -
A request for 'tag groups' and 'tag aliases'. Explained inside.
posted by Gyan
on Aug 14, 2007 -
Would it be hard to enable AskMe's tagging system with a bit of AJAX so existing tags are pulled from the database as you type them -- kind of an "auto-recommend" feature -- in order to prevent redundancy?
posted by deern the headlice
on Jul 22, 2007 -
! What are the top 10 tags displayed on your userpage? (For both MeFi and AskMe.)
Also, we're nearing 50%—let's do a page (or 3 =)
posted by carsonb
on Jun 25, 2007 -
Why are the multiple words we use as tags kept together, that is, no spaces?
posted by sluglicker
on Apr 30, 2007 -
Is there any way of having an overlapping system of tags to categorize these MetaTalk posts? So for 'feature requests' that could be a sub-tag of either the 'Metafilter', 'Ask Metafilter' or 'Metatalk' tags. So when I want to see what is being discussed about improving Ask Metafilter I start by selecting that tag and then start clicking the sub tags to get more specific. Finally, the reason I am asking is because I am concerned about the flooding of questions on AskMe and the thing I would do is have a separate section for technology questions as those questions seem to be at least 50% of all questions asked. Cheers.
posted by GleepGlop
on Mar 29, 2007 -
is a tag that has been used only once
on askmefi. I'm truly amazed. More people should be using this in the human relations section, I think. I'm sure it would suit many other categories as well. If people were more attuned to what a mindfuck is . . . then they wouldn't be posting a lot of those human relationship questions, I guess.
posted by Listener
on Jan 15, 2007 -
Could there be a 'family' category for AskMeFi? I felt weird asking a question about my daughter and categorizing it as 'human relations', which based on my reading over the last year or so seemed mostly to mean make-up/break-up questions!
posted by leahwrenn
on Jan 6, 2007 -
Looks like you're trying to delete tags fromto the wrong post. Go .
Someone added the tags "penis
" and "vagina" to this post
. I'm unable to remove them.
posted by four panels
on Nov 26, 2006 -
I hate how they have to be crunched into one word. What's the policy/ettiquette about using underscores? Does it break the database? Or should I avoid them just because they're not convention, therefore no one will know to search for them?
posted by Eideteker
on Nov 13, 2006 -
Suggestions on improving the questions one finds on the 'Answered' and 'Unanswered' tabs on AskMe. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Oct 27, 2006 -
Pony: All posts by user suchandsuch tagged soandso? As it is, on a user's posting page, there's a list of frequently-used tags, but if you follow the links, you get all
posts so tagged, when what you might expect (and even, in some cases, want) is just that user's posts so tagged.
posted by kenko
on May 28, 2006 -
Use of the Damned Tags Filter:
Why don't people tag their posts? A simple addition of Colbert to the previous thread would have made it insanely easy to find.
posted by fenriq
on May 2, 2006 -
Someone added tags to my post
. I'll wear the 'obit' and 'obituary' but the '.' has to go. When I try to delete it i get "Looks like you're trying to delete tags fromto the wrong post. Go ."
posted by tellurian
on Mar 27, 2006 -
I'm testing out tag search on MeFi. Here's a search for "goo
" and one for "music
" showing typical results. It can be reached on the search page
. Post any bugs or further suggestions inside.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 2, 2006 -
Dear Matt, would it be possible to grant a few trusted volunteers enough rights to be able to add tags to the MeFi and AskMe back catalogue?
posted by biffa
on Jan 26, 2006 -
1 posts tagged with v.
Displaying 1 through 50 (View popular tags) (more inside)
posted by arto
on Jan 23, 2006 -
There was a page that listed 'all' tags that had been used on Ask MetaFilter. I can't seem to find it now. Any clues where it is now?
posted by sk381
on Jan 17, 2006 -
Robots.txt for the <tagname>.metafilter.com domains should exclude all rebots. Currently the robots reindex the entire site for each subdomain.
posted by Sharcho
on Jan 15, 2006 -
I didn't put the tag 'gay marriage' on my post
, and I didn't change the formatting so as to make comments #2 & #7 nonsensical.
That's 'cos I didn't see it as being about gay marriage. I guess someone else did. You have got my email address, so...
posted by dash_slot-
on Dec 9, 2005 -
Tags with "multiple words in quotes" instead of onewordwikistyle (and clear guidelines on the tagging convention) might prevent people from making such messes
with their tags. (I know the posting area clearly says multiple words should be strung together, but people just don't read, and it's not intuitive.) Granted, I know this would screw up the hundreds of posts already tagged, so then maybe this is better off as a another call for a trusted "tagging clean-up committee"
posted by Robot Johnny
on Dec 7, 2005 -
Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I was wondering if readers would ever be able to add tags to a thread. The reason I am asking is that when I wanted to show the video linked at the top of this thread
to a friend, I first looked here
. When I did find what I was looking for soon after, it occured to me that if I could just add a video tag to the thread, it might help someone else. Again, I apologize for for whining about something that might already be a resolved issue - I don't frequent Metatalk much.
posted by jann
on Nov 19, 2005 -