Oh, huh, I guess I do post a lot about that March 22, 2024 6:49 AM   Subscribe

I was meandering among the tags on one of my past front page posts, and noticed that "inspirational" said:
Users that often use this tag: brainwane
Other MeFites who make front page posts: are you ever surprised to notice a theme emerging among your posts? Like, "Oh, huh, I guess I do post a lot about that"? I'm curious!
posted by brainwane to MetaFilter-Related at 6:49 AM (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I am surprised to see that I have five posts tagged hiphop.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:35 AM on March 22

MeFi tags: Art (105) Photography (65) Brazil (40) Surrealism (31) politics (26) Journalism (24) War (22) PostMoarGlobal (17) Torture (16) Obituary (15)
posted by adamvasco at 8:30 AM on March 22 [2 favorites]

Mine are a bit funny: sponsoredpost (16) birds (13) music (13) history (12) obit (12) obituary (12) sponsoredpost2022 (12) art (10) birding (10) canada (7)

I do like birds! And I often add obit tags to others' posts if they make an obit post and don't add them. The Canada one though, that was a bit of a surprise.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:49 AM on March 22

Obituaries for me!
posted by Melismata at 9:09 AM on March 22 [1 favorite]

Toronto (3) canada (2) 👈(waves to Jessamyn) racist (2) children (1) artists (1) arrival (1) angelaliddon (1) alittlemorelove (1) albertmaysles (1) alarm (1)

I need to post more.
posted by chococat at 9:23 AM on March 22 [3 favorites]

MeFi tags: climatechange (8) globalwarming (8) ... only 8? I'm clearly not doomsaying enough!
posted by mittens at 9:57 AM on March 22 [2 favorites]

space (94) art (73) nasa (54) postsbyblackmefites (53) photography (51) film (44) humor (34) spaceflight (30) fiction (25) comics (24)

Not too surprising!
posted by Brandon Blatcher (staff) at 10:02 AM on March 22 [3 favorites]

My profile page lists my ten most frequently-used tags, which mostly concern my intentionally themed post series of short scifi/fantasy stories (there were 150+ of those). Below that threshold, I find smaller patterns, like work (13) and religion (12) and CalloutCulture (5).

I was a little surprised to be the MeFite with the most posts on the blue tagged "inspirational" but then I realized most of us use "inspiration" instead. Similarly, I seem to be the MeFite who tags "queer" most often on front page posts, but I bet others are using the other related tags instead.

If I were assiduous, all of them would be tagged postsbyPoC.
posted by brainwane at 10:33 AM on March 22

Dogs! Dog, dogtraining, puppies. And Boston. And anxiety. Pretty much!
posted by Countess Elena at 11:30 AM on March 22

I like art. That’s not a surprise except that I continue to think of myself as someone who doesn’t actually like art.
posted by bq at 12:41 PM on March 22 [1 favorite]

Music and history for me!
posted by ellieBOA at 12:47 PM on March 22 [1 favorite]

I am the top user of the identify tag on Ask and it's because I live my life in a constant state of it's just on the tip of my tongue and yes it is miserable here.
posted by phunniemee at 1:29 PM on March 22 [3 favorites]

The only tag I've used more than once is "food" (3 times). Which, to be fair, is a topic very near and dear to my  stomach  heart.
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:02 PM on March 22 [1 favorite]

Music, art, dogs, food. Yeah, pretty much sums up my interests.
posted by moonmilk at 2:49 PM on March 22

I’m shocked that my most common tag is podcasts. It seems really out of character.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:28 PM on March 22 [2 favorites]

PostMoarGlobal (17)
had to Google that and that can be a fine thing.
Damn Adam, the Surrealism tags make a nice collection effectively making me jealous.
posted by clavdivs at 8:51 PM on March 22 [1 favorite]

Neat question! I'm not surprised by my tags, though I don't think their content speaks as broadly to my actual breadth of frequent topics as they might if we were using a controlled vocabulary (that is neither a complaint nor a feature request). I regularly try to overtag, use variants and plurals, etc., as a reaction to my own past frustration in seeking topics by tag and finding I'd missed whole swathes of posts because I didn't search all variants. Anyhoo:

MeFi tags: art (18) Artists (11) Artist (10) Painting (10) Painters (8) illustration (7) Painter (7) divination (6) drawing (6) Food (6)
posted by cupcakeninja at 5:17 AM on March 23 [1 favorite]

MeFi tags: music (203) Iraq (96) war (74) Blues (69) Folk (53) history (50) Sublime (37) Americana (30) Jazz (29) Dylan (28)*

*Joined 09/19/01: A lot happened since then.
posted by y2karl at 6:14 AM on March 23 [3 favorites]

I have made so few FPPs (sad face) that I have no tag with more than 2 mentions. not nearly enough to form a pattern.
posted by supermedusa at 2:38 PM on March 23 [2 favorites]

What a good question.

Here are my leaders:
space (28) wwi (28) NASA (27) Mars (23) SpaceX (21) ESA (20) moon (19) Earth (17) ISS (17) AI (15)

Which surprised me a bit, since I spend most of my time in academia and futures.... spaces.
posted by doctornemo at 6:00 PM on March 23 [1 favorite]

What this teaches me is that I am just really bad at tagging, but my most used tag is marathon, and I'm not really surprised about that.
posted by Literaryhero at 10:21 PM on March 23

Over 7,945 days of membership here, I've made 35 posts, about one every 227 days. All that time and still insufficient data to detect a trend :-(
posted by dg at 5:27 PM on March 24

I'm the #1 Wisconsin tagger on here by a factor of more than three!
posted by escabeche at 6:44 PM on March 24 [2 favorites]

BTW, people who haven't noticed this yet: even after you post a front page post, you can add to or remove tags! So it's possible to go back and add tags to your own past posts.
posted by brainwane at 5:18 AM on March 25 [2 favorites]

Music and Dance for me. And I realized I've under tagged my posts as well.
posted by Gorgik at 12:25 PM on March 25

I just looked up my Metafilter tags

Australia (18)
Wildlife (17)
Marsupial (16)
marsupials (13)
Fossils (12)
history (10)
MeetThe (10)
Fossil (9)
AustralianWildlife (8)
Echidnas (8)
posted by chariot pulled by cassowaries at 10:58 PM on March 25 [2 favorites]

MeFi tags: ship (3) stuck (3).

But I decided to let someone else start the thread for the currently extremely stuck ship, since my humourous track record is somewhat out of whack with the awful circumstances.
posted by automatronic at 9:33 PM on March 28 [1 favorite]

Australia (18)
Wildlife (17)
Marsupial (16)
marsupials (13)
Fossils (12)
history (10)
MeetThe (10)
Fossil (9)
AustralianWildlife (8)
Echidnas (8)
MeetThe theme emerging.
posted by y2karl at 10:12 PM on March 31 [2 favorites]

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