I would love to see a page that lists the tags related to the threads I have favorited. April 5, 2007 8:59 AM   Subscribe

I would love to see a page that lists the tags related to the threads I have favorited. My favorites list has become unmanagable, and this would be a great way to navigate / explore what I've saved earlier. I have no idea if this has been asked for previously...
posted by xammerboy to Feature Requests at 8:59 AM (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

It was just asked for yesterday, but yeah, I'll be working on the favorites page over the next few weeks, hoping to offer different sorting options, etc to help people find their stuff.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:05 AM on April 5, 2007


I've been thinking of posting about this for awhile, so I may as well do it here.

How feasible would an RSS feed for your own favorites be? It would be great if I could just search in my RSS reader for the MeFi post I'm looking for.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:09 AM on April 5, 2007


My favorites list has become unmanagable

Admitting this is the first step.
posted by moss at 10:41 AM on April 5, 2007


what I would really like to see is "user tags" where everyone could add tags to things that they view, rather then just post. They wouldn't need to be displayed, or they could be displayed if a lot of people tag something the same way.
posted by delmoi at 11:26 AM on April 5, 2007


Cool! Thanks Matt!
posted by xammerboy at 12:17 PM on April 5, 2007


I'm with delmoi. That sounds like a great idea, and we might see some of the emergent effects that are so famous in tagging. Imagine if you couldn't see a tag unless it was used fifteen times by fifteen different people for a particular post. Then someone posts something particularly out there and editorial, and suddenly a tag like 'portobello' shows up. Or comments by particularly disliked members end up being tagged 'pedantic asshole.' (Alternatively, they could be tagged 'insightful,' I guess.) It'd be interesting, and it would add to the hive mind aspect of this experience. (Alternatively, it might create an echo chamber effect... but it'd be an emergent and spooky echo chamber, like Bush posts getting tagged "Impeach him," without that automatic feedback effect you see on regular blogs.)
posted by anotherpanacea at 12:29 PM on April 5, 2007


what I would really like to see is "user tags" where everyone could add tags to things that they view, rather then just post. They wouldn't need to be displayed, or they could be displayed if a lot of people tag something the same way.

Yeah, I've asked for this and explained why I thought it would be cool, at painful length, three or four times that I can remember.

On the other hand, I've found that I personally don't use tags at all at the moment, not even a bit, so I don't know how much I'd use better-implemented ones. Still, I assume there are lots of people who use them all the time on the 'filters.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:22 PM on April 5, 2007


I never realized how useless tags were until I started using them.

But this sounds like a good idea, I'm all for increasing usefulness.
posted by bobobox at 7:11 PM on April 5, 2007


I dig the user tags idea, too, for what that's worth.

I do get some use out of the tags as is; I like the idea because I can see that utility being increased.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:14 PM on April 5, 2007


At a high level, some kind of controlled vocabulary so people are using the same tags to mean the same thing would be great as well.
posted by xammerboy at 11:11 AM on April 6, 2007


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