posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 12:42 PM
User Tagging Has Arrived On ATS!
Content tagging is a growing Internet trend that empowers users of a website to add their own contextual tags to website content. Typically, this
results in excellent categorization of content in a way that is relevant to to the needs of users.
On ATS, a "Thread Tag" can contain any word or phrase up to 30 characters in length. At the bottom of each page of a thread is a new form to add
your own tag, only one tag per member for each thread is allowed. When we've accumulated enough tags, we'll incorporate the user-defined tags into a
new search function that should provide excellent results.
As an incentive to help us "TAG ATS", you earn board points for each tag you add:
Threads that are less than 6 months old earn 5 points
Threads between 6 months and 1 year old earn 10 points
Threads between 1 and 2 years old will earn 20 points
Threads older than 2 years old will earn you 30 points
Additional uses of thread tags would allow members to cross-reference similar threads much more easily, quickly finding all other threads with one or
more identical tags.
Thread tags should contain descriptive words that help the system understand the content of a thread, and thus help all ATS members in the end.
So start tagging! This should be fun.
For those who might feel inclined to add inappropriate tags or use the tags to comment on members, you will receive a 1000 point penalty for each tag
needs to be removed. If we need to remove three or more of your tags, your account will be terminated. This also may apply to tags that are more
opinion than fact if they cross the political line of unbiased tagging.
Due to disappointing wide-spread abuse of the tagging-for-points system by some members, points are no longer awarded for tagging threads. We hope
that members continue to tag old and new threads in an effort to help everyone find content on ATS.
[edit on 20-6-2006 by SkepticOverlord]