#FavMetaTag December 18, 2017 10:13 AM   Subscribe

What are some of your favourite custom MetaTags. I was given the opportunity to create the #gayblacksanta tag with my most recent post and I was smiling as I typed it out. You have your every day #science #books #videogames kind of tags (and of course these are important and useful). But then you have those special ones that are specific to a particular post. They're often one-off kind of tags and may not ever be used again based on their specificity. What are some of your favourites?
posted by Fizz to MetaFilter-Related at 10:13 AM (23 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

No question: lolbutts and buttslol. Should be applied more regularly.
posted by asperity at 10:15 AM on December 18, 2017 [4 favorites]

Yes, please add those tags to this post.
posted by JanetLand at 10:28 AM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

More for the actual question about one-off tags (obviously lolbutts is general-purpose): hotlocalcats, absurdculturalnorms, apologyletter, stacksofcups, pooptrain, didyouknowthatcashewscomefromafruit, twelveinchpianist, wordsthatstartwithw, tentacledhentaimonster.

How is potrzebie only used twice?
posted by asperity at 11:14 AM on December 18, 2017 [2 favorites]

I liked victorianfeatsofengineering when I used it.
posted by Chrysostom at 12:18 PM on December 18, 2017 [3 favorites]

I feel like gayblacksanta would give some awesome gifts.
posted by RolandOfEld at 12:39 PM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

I suggest that the more intersting question is what the entirety of your tags says about you as a MeFite. For example, my user page shows this:
MeFi tags: charity (1) cancer (1) blowtorch (1) audiobooks (1) artdeco (1) armory (1) armor (1) anger (1) alt-right (1) altright (1)
Personally, I look at that series of words and think, Variety, alliteration, and the tantalizing possibility that they're all on one crazy FPP. Nice.
posted by wenestvedt at 1:29 PM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

I am inordinately proud of getting (or playing a part in context of) dirtypillows added to the Christian Side Hug thread.
posted by Drastic at 1:54 PM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

Sadly the hoppitamoppita tag has only been used once, although hoppita moppita has been used in 13 (now 14!) comments and one username.
posted by Secretariat at 4:14 PM on December 18, 2017 [4 favorites]

When I Asked why my now-dearly-departed cat, Artemis, did the Poo Gallop, I tagged the post with "catshitinsane".
posted by tzikeh at 4:57 PM on December 18, 2017 [9 favorites]

I've never looked at any tags, never searched them, only know they are in existence when they asked for them the few times I made a post. Are tags something people use a lot? Why do some have the # in front?
posted by bongo_x at 5:10 PM on December 18, 2017

Although now that I look at my profile I guess that collection of tags is not wrong.
posted by bongo_x at 5:12 PM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

I really hope that nobody uses the hapaxlegomenon tag ever again, because having just one use of it on all of MeFi is so wonderfully apt.
posted by Johnny Assay at 5:13 PM on December 18, 2017 [5 favorites]

WTRogersCallBell for the 3 songs I've used it in.
It's one of those "ring for service" bells that a concierge might have. I bought it in 1994 to use as a prop in my final year film for film school.
posted by chococat at 5:33 PM on December 18, 2017

Josh you bastard (April Fool post)
posted by Melismata at 5:59 PM on December 18, 2017 [2 favorites]

I'll always have a warm place in my heart for batshitinsane.
posted by bendy at 8:50 PM on December 18, 2017 [2 favorites]

My proudest moment involved two tags: MementoAranearumOctober and GetItAranEARumICrackMyselfUp
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:26 AM on December 19, 2017 [2 favorites]

quonsar - quonsar
posted by unliteral at 5:49 PM on December 19, 2017

This MeTa inspired me to make my most recent FPP so I could use reindeerboob as a tag, so, uhhhh, hooray for that I guess.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:59 AM on December 20, 2017 [2 favorites]

I felt pretty pleased with my use of virginwhocan'tdrive on a post about Clueless.
posted by skycrashesdown at 6:31 AM on December 20, 2017 [3 favorites]

I always appreciated #fuckharper, which I used but did not invent, for finding Canadian politics posts until 2015.
posted by chapps at 1:52 PM on December 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

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