Brilliant addon with necessary additional functionality to make tags even more sweet. Daniel also provides awesome support. Muppet me hit the install button twice by accident and Daniel fixed things for me. Ace!
When an add-on is filling the missing elements of the core, it is legitimate to name it "essential". The "Essential" series of add-ons is a must have for everyone using XenForo. UserEss, TagEss, ConvEss integrate seamlessly into the core and you will forget they are add-ons soon after install.
It's worth the price for just the tag synonyms feature - grouping the multiple words and phrases people use for the same things is great; but being able to see WHO created the tags is also essential for my modding team and will allow us to better manage the tag abusers. Thanks. :)
With a board nearing 17M posts, I'm a big fan of all of Daniel's Essentials series of add-ons, and this one is no exception. After one day of it installed, I've done so much tag cleanup, and it's been a breeze. Instead of tags for 5 string bass guitars being spread across "5-string", "5string", "5-strings", "Fiver", etc etc etc., there is now ONE tag to UNIFY THEM ALL! :) The best part is that with synonyms, if a user still wants to use a weird tag like "Fiver", that's cool, it's automatically tagged with the main tag for 5-string basses. Thanks Daniel and Stuart!
I'm bound to like this as I had a big hand in designing it! Our experience comes from running a big forum, though, so I think the addon serves larger forums well. The canonical+synonym element allows us to control the common tags important for SEO and new thread tag suggestions means users are prompted to use relevant tags when it's important. aniel has done a great job creating this addon.