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New feature: Tagging

By sMoRTy71 ·
OK, I know we've been pretty quiet around here lately; however, I wanted to let everyone know that we are planning to roll out the first phase of our Tagging feature today.

Tagging basically allows you to add specific keywords to the threads you start. So let's say you want to start a thread in the Security topic about VPN and Windows. Well, just add "VPN" and "Windows" in the Tags field on the Start a thread page.

Why would you want to do that? Well, first of all, it gives readers of the thread more context as to what its about. Plus, tags span discussion topics. So clicking on the "VPN" tag on someone's thread will show you all threads that have been tagged "VPN" no matter which discussion topic they were started in.

In addition to showing threads, the first phase of the Tag results page will also show other members who are interested in or using the technology described in the tag.

In later phases, we plan to roll out e-mail alerts and RSS feeds based on a tag. So if you are really interested in "VPN," you can get updated whenever new content is posted on that topic.

Later, we will also add the tags you've used to your My Discussions page so that you can easily sort and find discussions by tag.

Because you all are the most active members on the site, we are hoping that you all can kind of lead the way on tagging. So Oz, I expect to see a "Friday Yuk" tag this week :)

Finally, you can go back and add tags to any old threads you've started by clicking "Edit post."

Let me know if you have any questions or comments. I'll let everyone know once this goes live.

Thanks,
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Start tagging!

by sMoRTy71 In reply to New feature: Tagging

Just wanted to let you all know that the tagging feature is live now.

If you've started a thread in the past couple of days, please go back and add some tags to it. We want to make sure that everything is working as we intended (plus we want to get you all used to tagging).

Thanks,
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Now you are making us all sound

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Start tagging!

Like Graffiti Artists.

Actually I've seen it and wondered what it was about but as I'm going away for a few days on Sunday I've been really busy trying to sought of catch up a bit.

Col ]:)

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