Tags for posts are wildly variable, and plenty of tags that ought to be used on a post very often are not. It would be easy to fix this if any member, not just the poster or moderators, were able to edit or at least add tags to a post. This would make the entire tag system more accurate, make topics easier to find, research, and browse through, and otherwise make the site more useful.
Any chance this could be implemented? Thanks.
posted by shivohum
on Jul 29, 2014 -
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? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Jul 4, 2014 -
The way that shows on FanFare are automagically coralled under the the show/ url is great! Would it be feasible (or helpful) to automatically add the show name as a tag for any posts made for a show? [more inside]
posted by subbes
on Jun 20, 2014 -
I know that things are rough right now, and Metafilter is understaffed and all that (everybody donate $10 right now!), but I was hoping that maybe there could be a way to tag other users easily a la Facebook and Twitter, etc, so that if we add an @ in a comment or post, we could just add the username and the name would link to that person's profile. [more inside]
posted by degoao
on Jun 1, 2014 -
More and more I find myself visiting Metafilter on my Android tablet. I am using Firefox 25.0.1 on a Nexus 7 with Android 4.3. Recently, commenting has become almost impossible - namely, any kind of HTML tags get very screwed up. Typically, I'll copy a comment I want to reply to, surround that with em tags and then reply. Lately, in the process of posting, Android or Firefox or Metafilter decides to empty the closing em tag (leaving two carats) and append a set of empty carats and a closing em tag to my whole post. Trying to clean it up leads to all kinds of problems - the cursor jumps around and deletes things on its own. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it Android, Firefox, Metafilter, or some combination of all three? Any help would be appreciated.
posted by Benny Andajetz
on Dec 9, 2013 -
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 -
I have a dual-foaled pony request for AskMe:
1. That there be a separate category for identification requests, for everything including Flora and Fauna, Music and Movies, etc.
2. When these ID questions are marked as resolved, the asker has an additional prompt to add the correct/bestest answer to the tags, in addition to resolved. [more inside]
posted by Cold Lurkey
on Jun 14, 2013 -
We can find "popular favorites" going back a day, week, month, all-time. And we can find all of the posts with a given tag. Is there a way to combine these two features, to find, say, "Posts with the tag [books] that have been most favorited?"
posted by Asparagus
on May 1, 2013 -
When tags with non-ASCII characters appear in the tag search results, the links are broken (while tags with non-Latin-1 characters are simply not accessible by any means). Tags with percent signs make the server grumpy. Underscores also seem to be treated somewhat inconsistently (or at least counterintuitively) by the tag search. [more inside]
posted by stebulus
on Jan 28, 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 -
I'm curious about how people make use of tags on MetaFilter. Is there any data on it? I only ever find myself using them while searching to avoid double-posting, but I wonder if people use them to find content and threads? I know one way to use them is through the MyMeFi page. Is there any data on how many people primarily read MetaFilter that way?
posted by OmieWise
on Jan 17, 2013 -
All of a sudden I am seeing some odd symbols (associated with some Java tomfoolery)? Did a new pony ride into town? Are we in the Matrix? [more inside]
posted by Mezentian
on Dec 17, 2012 -
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 -
Bug (or at least unexpected behaviour): deleting tags sends half-written comments to the aether. [more inside]
posted by 256
on Jul 25, 2012 -
Not Actually Extremely Problematic: The "popular tags" page on the green is a tag cloud, but none of the tags appear much larger than the others. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful
on May 12, 2012 -
Can we increase the amount of space allowed for specifying our "favorite tags" for controlling what is shown in My AskMefi and My Mefi? [more inside]
posted by philipy
on Mar 16, 2012 -
I have no desire to contact the mods, or use the contact form, I just want to ask people a question, and have them answer it. But whenever I do so, my posts are deleted. Can I get my five dollars back? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker
on Sep 8, 2011 -
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to mark certain tags as favourites to be able to follow certain ones? [more inside]
posted by jbw
on Aug 22, 2011 -
If comments clarifying what this misleading meat post
are going to be deleted, could a mod at least fix the post? It's not about "the" Chicago Fire.
posted by DU
on Jun 29, 2011 -
When did tags in AskMe posts start appearing in the title at the top of the window?
posted by Thorzdad
on Feb 22, 2011 -
Picayune pony, please: On tag pages, the navigation is just older/newer. Would it be possible to change that so that it's paged, allowing me to go all the way back on some tags with one click instead of 30?
posted by klangklangston
on Jan 28, 2011 -
What's with the first three tags being included in the title of every AskMe post? For example, this thread's
page title is "My Friend's Lost Story - loststories jealousy forgiveness | Ask MetaFilter". [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay
on Jan 12, 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 -
It'd be nice to be able to favorite things from a tags page. We can already do this from the category page, so hey, why not tags?
posted by desjardins
on Dec 20, 2010 -
If I could do magic I would create an application which does the following:
Input: A date
Output: An .html file contating a list of all metafilter.com FPP tags from that date, with a link to the corresponding FPP.
How would you go about creating such an application? [more inside]
posted by WalkingAround
on Dec 5, 2010 -
Is it possible for me to get new posts with a particular tag sent directly to my email? [more inside]
posted by skwt
on Dec 3, 2010 -
Yesterday, this post
about the Discovery hostage-taking was edited (with the poster's permission) by Matt. The main result of editing was to remove the term "batshit insane" and the batshitinsane tag. I have mixed feelings about this. Is the term so offensive (presumably, to sanity-challenged folks) as to be unusable? If so, should it even be allowed as a tag? [more inside]
posted by CCBC
on Sep 2, 2010 -
Ask.metafilter.com tags don't seem to be working. At all. Logged out/deleted cookies/tried different browser.
posted by filmgeek
on Aug 4, 2010 -
I have expertise in X, but I don't care about A-W, or Y and Z, so I don't check the green very often. I also just asked a question about F, and I'm sure there are F experts that steer clear of the green for the same reasons I do. AskMeFi moves fast. Faster than ponies? [more inside]
posted by doublehappy
on Jun 20, 2010 -