Tag Mystery Chaos August 17, 2007 5:57 AM   Subscribe

When posting to the blue, I'm told that "1 post has been tagged with one of your tags ( long list of_tags GoesHere ) within the past 24 hours." I think this feature would be more useful if it told you which tag(s) and post(s) it was referring to.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 to Feature Requests at 5:57 AM (20 comments total)

Agree.
posted by sveskemus at 6:37 AM on August 17, 2007


That's not a bad idea. I'd say you could just click on each tag to see what the timestamps look like on the respective tag pages (in fact, I will: you can totally do that), but I can see how that'd be a bit cumbersome for a post that has a fifteen tags rather than two or three.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:42 AM on August 17, 2007


I was just thinking that same thing when I made my most recent post, East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94.

The only region I felt compelled to chime in here, though, is because I like saying "East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94."

No, seriously. Try it-- you'll see what I mean.

East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94

See?

posted by dersins at 8:02 AM on August 17, 2007


It's no "Om mani padme hum".
posted by Burhanistan at 8:09 AM on August 17, 2007


Is that a Natalie Portman joke, Burhanistan? Or are you just happy to see me?
posted by cgc373 at 8:15 AM on August 17, 2007


Solution: Click on the tag names, and you'll see those posts. In testing, when we displayed them inline, for popular tags it was too much and lead to a confusing page showing a bunch of other posts that were likely not related. I know it's pretty subtle, so maybe I'll make them bold and yellow now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:15 AM on August 17, 2007


[On preview: Ignore me, please. I typed that without thinking, hit post, and now wish I had that feature where you go back in time five seconds and not hit post. Please continue sans Portman pseudo-humor, and thank you for not listening.]
posted by cgc373 at 8:16 AM on August 17, 2007


Maybe only do it inline for unpopular tags.
posted by smackfu at 8:34 AM on August 17, 2007


I don't think it has to be in line per se. Right now you get this:
1 post has been tagged with one of your tags (icecream, banana, computer, relationship, furry, blue, cats, lol) within the past 24 hours.

It would be nice if the list idicated in some way which tag was the match. IE: If the matching tag was furry you'd get:
1 post has been tagged with one of your tags (icecream, banana, computer, relationship, furry, blue, cats, lol) within the past 24 hours.

I used em but of course the site code use a change in font or other indicators.
posted by Mitheral at 9:28 AM on August 17, 2007


For that matter, we could only list the tags that match, perhaps.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:39 AM on August 17, 2007


Agreed that this is a good idea.
posted by djgh at 10:28 AM on August 17, 2007


I actually wanted this feature yesterday when I saw the same message that prompted Kabbadi Champ to post here. Though, my posts are such unique wildflowers that I didn't need to bother clicking on the tags to find out it there was something else out there like mine.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:42 AM on August 17, 2007


(icecream, banana, computer, relationship, furry, blue, cats, lol)

I want to read the post that has all these tags. Even better if it's an AskMe question.
posted by desjardins at 11:00 AM on August 17, 2007


I also want to say, East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94.
posted by desjardins at 11:00 AM on August 17, 2007


Agreed.

About saying East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94, I mean. The tag thing - sure, whatever.
posted by herichon at 11:24 AM on August 17, 2007


Last time I posted, I was impressed with this tag check feature. The link-check also appears to be turbo-charged because it spit out a warning for my via link. Good stuff, it may help to cut down on dupes. Particularly with tags, because some posts that are the same subject don't necessarily have the same URL - eg, news items or a Google vs a YouTube video.

Lots of nice little site enhancements lately, kudos to the team, particularly mathowie and pb.
posted by madamjujujive at 1:08 PM on August 17, 2007


Brillo idea.

How about listing the title of the posts that used the tags? This might be enough to help prevent double posts, and might even encourage more variety (though that's usually only a problem when politics or disasters get out of hand).
posted by five fresh fish at 6:36 PM on August 17, 2007


of the /recent/ posts that used the tags; and include the struck-out titles of deleted posts as well to serve as the impaled invader atop the fortress pike.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:37 PM on August 17, 2007


to serve as the impaled invader atop the fortress pike

... that's pure poetry, fff - it belongs in the unwritten mefi epic.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:23 PM on August 17, 2007


So how good's yer Ronnie James Dio impression, Cortex?

We are the Knight Lords, protecting all the rubes
Posting to the blue that which we filter from the tubes
But heed the warnings! What the overlords dislike
Will be the foiled invaders stuck upon the fortress spikes

OH YEAH!

posted by arto at 8:42 PM on August 17, 2007


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