Link to tags on question page January 8, 2006 9:17 AM   Subscribe

When I'm posting a question on Ask MeFi, I would find it convenient for the question form page to feature a link to the Tags page. For the tag function to be a maximum value, it would seem to me that one should use the tags the group has consensually declared to be the appropriate tags for the subject. Obviously, you can access the tags page in other ways, but a link right there would be nice.
posted by mojohand to Feature Requests at 9:17 AM (6 comments total)

Agreed. This would be nice. As it is, I feel that tags are barely functional.
posted by Dr. Wu at 10:02 AM on January 8, 2006

The link is in the header, but I could eventually try and do something more like the delicious posting page.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:23 AM on January 8, 2006

While we're on the subject, when did we lose MeFi's "all tags" ( page? It redirects to the "top 150 tags" page now; is that deliberate? Not complaining, just wondering if I missed the announcement.
posted by mediareport at 11:20 AM on January 8, 2006

Yeah, I was just going to say something like the posting page would make more sense. Though I'm not sure how you'd implement it. With it shows popular tags for a particular link. Obviously Ask questions are a little different. Perhaps it can be dependent on category. Popular tags per category?
posted by panoptican at 12:45 PM on January 8, 2006

The all tags page was useless (and over 2Mb of HTML), so I redirect to a popular tags page instead now. I'll add tag search soon.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:51 PM on January 8, 2006

The all tags page was useless

Well, I used it every time I made a post, to make sure I chose tags that matched ones already in relatively high circulation. But the top 150 works the same way, although it currently stops after tags with 38 uses. Given the variety of topics covered on the front page, perhaps including all tags with, say, over 20 uses could continue to be useful on that kind of page?
posted by mediareport at 3:51 PM on January 8, 2006

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