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Anonymous tags a bad idea?

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posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 12:56 AM
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It seems some people are using the anonymity of the tagging sytem to make comments without it being attributed to them.

One thread on Israel has some unnecessary comments:
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It was tagged with 'evil scum' and 'd8 bash israel or u r antisem'

If these tags were not anonymous it may discourage some people from putting tags like that on the threads.


[edit on 1-1-2006 by AceOfBase]




posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 01:06 AM
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We should probably abstain from doing such as much as possible, if not all the time, IMHO.

Not cool.




seekerof



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 01:24 AM
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This is what SO had to say about that.



Originally posted by SkepticOverlord 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.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 01:54 AM
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AceOfBase: on a website your never anonymous, especialy if the webmasters know what their doing.

On the outside things might seem to be represented as anonymous submissions, but in the backend its certainly logged who posted what and where.



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 03:14 AM
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if you ~PAY ATTENTION~...to what SkepticOverlord is 'ACTUALLY' saying there, you can figure out that TAGS are NOT ANNONYMOUS.......they KNOW who wrote what and when.
This is a big and busy site, they WILL go in and remove silly tagging, and the writers will then rue the day they THOUGHT tagging was annonymous......site kharma is gunna GETCHA.......



HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!

............................................................just sayin



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 06:24 AM
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If you see a bad tag, simply use the gripe/suggestion function and it will be dealt with...



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 07:23 AM
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I dont know about you, but i could live my life without tags.

Their purpose????



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 07:42 AM
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I understand that the tags are not really anonymous as far
as the mods are concerned. HOWEVER, I too feel that they
are not a positive addition to ATS. I am seeing MANY biased,
uneducated, and provocating tags on threads that reflect
bigotry and/or plain ol' ignorance.

Not that anyone cares but - I'd like to see them gone.



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 08:20 AM
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If 1,000 point penalties aren't enough to press the point and encourage responsible tagging, we can get serious.

As for the considerate posters looking for the tagging benefit, give it time. Tagging is the cutting edge in sort/search and it will pay off.



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 08:28 AM
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YEAH RANT!!! YOU GO FELLA!


Please excuse my ignorance on this ... is there a way
to report 'bad tags' or those that are unprofessional?

Just use the grip button? Or is there something else
we should be doing?


[edit on 1/1/2006 by FlyersFan]



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 08:31 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Just use the grip button? Or is there something else
we should be doing?


All there is to it.
Or U2U a mod. I wouldn't mention them in threads because they'll be gone instantly and no need to reward troublemakers with attention.



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 08:36 AM
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You da' man Rant! Dub us with your sword o' justice and
deputize us Tag-Police! I'm in the mood! ha ha!

Happy New Year!



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
I dont know about you, but i could live my life without tags.

Their purpose????


If you read the thread on Aspertame and then click on a tag called aspertame it wil show you all threads with that tag.

It's useful if you see a subject you want more information on and it's better than using the search function if the tags are done right.

EDIT: or click on israel or lebanon on the thread I linked to.

[edit on 1-1-2006 by AceOfBase]



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 09:28 AM
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but i've got so many funny tag ideas



I'm glad we got the tags. I hate the old search engine.



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by AceOfBase
If you read the thread on Aspertame and then click on a tag called aspertame it wil show you all threads with that tag.

It's useful if you see a subject you want more information on and it's better than using the search function if the tags are done right.

EDIT: or click on israel or lebanon on the thread I linked to.

I've seen a member add some useful tags to the bottom of their post.
I can see this type of thing being VERY useful for ATSNN threads, and well, any thread.
But, it can also add value to a specific post.

edited to add:
Not to mention it is waaaaaay faster than using the search function


[edit on 1-1-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 09:31 PM
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Thanks for the explanation on that.
Of course, silly me.

I like them.



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