'All' tags on AskMetafilter May 14, 2006 11:21 PM   Subscribe

A couple of days back, I saw a page that listed 'all' tags ever used on Ask.MetaFilter. Clicking the tags didn't take me anywhere (they weren't linked, I think) but the page did exist. Is it still available and will the tags be linked anytime soon ?
posted by sk381 to MetaFilter-Related at 11:21 PM (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Is it this?
posted by interrobang at 12:52 AM on May 15, 2006

In past threads on this subject mathowie has said that he disabled the "All tags" page because of the sheer number -- the HTML alone was something like 6 megabytes, and the page took forever to render, making it essentially worthless and a large resource drain.

Now, I don't know whether that was referring to the blue, the green, or both. But based on those comments I wouldn't expect this page to make a reappearance anytime soon, and with good reason -- what use is having a ginormous page of tens of thousands of tags? It would be vastly too large to browse through, and with the new search feature you can search for tags directly.
posted by Rhomboid at 12:54 AM on May 15, 2006

interrobang : No, the page said 'all' tags

Also what is the difference between the most popular and most often used tags?
posted by sk381 at 9:23 AM on May 15, 2006

« Older HTML display error   |   Good reason to have "favorites" function Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments