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Lack of Interest Autotags

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by soloarquitectura, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Well-Known Member

    Can automatically generate tags when you create a topic in a forum?
  2. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    Could lead to stupid tags too.
  3. cedivad

    cedivad Active Member

    I've yet to understand... to tags actually exist?
  4. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    Not yet (and of course I don't know if they will be existing) ;)
    cedivad likes this.
  5. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Well-Known Member

    No, if you only allow trusted moderators or administrators :cool:
  6. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    But would be than the automation behind it?
  7. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    I hate tag automation...
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I'd prefer to have predefined tags like Lynne made for vB4.
  9. cedivad

    cedivad Active Member

    I think that was asked in the first post is this:

    i create a set of predefined tags.
    i set forum options so that if a thread is opened in that forum the tags i want are automatically applied (let's suppose a category called "osx" i tag it "OS, OSX, OPERATIVE SYSTEM, SOFTWARE").

    I do support this, it would be great.
    If integrated with this: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/suggestion-automatically-subscribe-to-threads-by-tags.1268/ it could change the way i offer forum experience on my board.

    Kier, if you are here reply =)
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Automatic tags are added from title/content.

    Predefined tags are added by users.

    If predefined tags were added, I hope there would be a way to make them optional on a per-forum basis (Missing from Lynne's product).
  11. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Even if tags are created by trusted members (try that on a big board if you want to get into a real mess), then automatic tags lead to stupid tags. I have 25.000 tags in my system. Combine that with auto tagging and the mess will be huge.
    If I write in a thread that a statement is not related to 'bloatware', then the tag forsaken would be added. If I mention bloatware in a thread, but the word has nothing to do with the essence of the thread, then its a useless tag as well. I have been tooling around with automatic tags and although it shows promise, only a very advanced system would work. You would have to define the number of times a word needs to be mentioned in a post/thread, before its added as a tag.
  12. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I find generic automated tags of little use. The idea of tags automatically being applied to an admin defined list of 100 tags sound intriguing, but only if they were actually in the first post.

    Or the second post? Or somewhere in the thread? This could get complicated.


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