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Admins or Mods: Would you please encourage members of ATS to Add Tags?

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posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 08:02 AM
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Would any of you please tell me if you or the Site-Admin would suggest that all members, who wish to post articles at this website add tags, so when certain people use the built-in search engine at ATS, they'll easily be able to discover whether or not anyone of us has posted the same article on this forum before they ignorantly post it (again)?

In my case (an hour ago), I searched for an article by using the keywords: "Clinton" "Lies" and "Bosnia", after I did that I didn't find that article listed on the ATS "search results page" because obvious reasons. Therefore, I posted that article about Hillary 1 or more hours after someone else did so, at this website.

[edit on 25-3-2008 by Chad Andrew]




posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 08:05 AM
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Also the addition of a personal comment when posting a story would be handy.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 08:07 AM
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Well...thanks to you we dont have to encourage them anymore...you just did. Thanks



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 08:15 AM
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reply to post by Skyfloating
 

And thanks to you, I'm going to be a new mother! (Congrads to meeey!~) -just kidding-



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 08:17 AM
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reply to post by Mark Harris
 

What does "stay on the main topic of this forum-page or go back to Google" mean to you? This isn't even about you, so please leave.

[edit on 25-3-2008 by Chad Andrew]



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 09:22 AM
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reply to post by Chad Andrew
 


Sky,

Would you like to fill our newbie Mr. Andrew in on the rights of members to post as long as they abide by the T&C?

I also think Mr. Harris could benefit from a lesson in humility.



[edit on 25-3-2008 by jbondo]



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by Chad Andrew
so when certain people use the built-in search engine at ATS,

Is there a built-in search engine on ATS? They've been using Google for a while.

The Boolean Search engine (built-in) is suppose to come back soon. (next server upgrade)

I still find it amazing how quickly Google crawls ATS. Somewhere behind the scenes is a brilliant SEO. I've seen some of my thread indexed in under 2 hours!

Even with a built-in engine, you'd still have to wait from the "cron job" (or something) to run in order to crawl the site.

There used to be a point incentive to tag threads. i used to make it a point to tag every thread I visited. (assuming my keyword wasn't already listed) Now, I admit, I kind of forgot about tagging. Thanks for reminding me.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 03:43 PM
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reply to post by Chad Andrew
 


I think you will have better luck looking for duplicate threads by perusing

the individual Discussion Forum Thread List ( the recent posts page for each forum) .


Usually if it's not in the first 1 or 2 pages, the last response is over 2 weeks old,

which is generally the minimum amount of time, we like to see between repeat topics.

Seems to work for me, anyway.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 04:13 PM
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I'd like to see a specific search box for tags at the bottom of each thread page beside the box you add tags to, like this:




I've gotten a bit frustrated by this because I've added 16,589 total tags, and I add a few more every day. I figure if I read the thread I should put a salient tag to it. Nearly 10% of all the tags were placed by me.

Sure, we have the tag search page, but hardly any members know it's there.
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by Chad Andrew
reply to post by Mark Harris
 

What does "stay on the main topic of this forum-page or go back to Google" mean to you? This isn't even about you, so please leave.

[edit on 25-3-2008 by Chad Andrew]



Says the guy who made a completely off-topic post that said nothing but the following;



And thanks to you, I'm going to be a new mother! (Congrads to meeey!~) -just kidding-



Ignorance at its finest.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 05:33 PM
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I've not been here for very long but....

What about a search cloud?
Or a tag cloud? Which shows recently tagged threads, and when you click on the keyword, you get all the topics with that keyword listed.

Might be stupid, might not even work.... but it would be



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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reply to post by Balez
 

I like Balez's idea. Would any of you (respectfully referring to the Site-Admins & Moderators) please tell us what you think about Balez's idea? Would y'all tell us if you have been considering making it mandatory for members of this website to add tags before any of us post snippets of new articles or re-post old articles, which others have already posted in ATS forums?



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 06:39 PM
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reply to post by Lotiki
 

I'm not a guy. So who's really being ignorant? Maybe it's the guy, who wrote this:

Says the guy who made a completely off-topic post... Ignorance at its finest.


:-D Bye the guy

[edit on 25-3-2008 by Chad Andrew]



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 06:40 PM
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reply to post by anxietydisorder
 


Isn't that pretty much what the current (ATS specific Google) search does?

Chances are the 'tag' is used in the thread.

search on "add tags" , which is the tag I just added.

Am I missing the point, here?


BTW, don't forget to post your suggestions in the
ATS, BTS, What would you like to see in the future?
thread.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 06:43 PM
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Please return to the topic of tagging threads instead of tagging each other or this thread will be closed immediately.

Thanks



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 07:10 PM
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All tags are listed here (this page might take a little while to load completely). Clicking on any of these tags will display a list of all threads with that tag.



Examples:


Threads Tagged With: doomsday vault, or Similar

Threads Tagged With: kgb, or Similar

Threads Tagged With: russia, or Similar

Threads Tagged With: norway, or Similar

Threads Tagged With: music videos, or Similar


ok, you get the idea. When new threads are tagged with these tags, those threads are supposed to appear on these lists. I guess there are different ways and ideas on using and utilizing the tag system. This is one way. Also notice that the tags showing at the bottom of a tagged thread, are clickable.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 07:11 PM
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Oh... and *tag*, you're it!



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 07:31 PM
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reply to post by Hellmutt
 

Thanks for adding tags to this forum-thread. I realize I'm a hypocrite for not adding tags to this page before you did so.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by Jbird

search on "add tags" , which is the tag I just added.

Am I missing the point, here?


I'm afraid you did miss the point.
The Google search will give you a bunch of hits, but type "add tags" into this link and you will only get the threads tagged "add tags".
www.abovetopsecret.com...

The Google search is like a shot gun effect, you hit a lot of stuff you don't want to.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 08:01 PM
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reply to post by Jbird
 

We need people to add tags in the forum-threads at this website so it will be easier (if not less likely) for all of us to discover whether other members have posted snippets of news articles or topics at ATS before any of us re-posts anything that they might have already posted without us knowing about it.

That google search-engine doesn't find the right things we're looking for without the proper tags or special keywords, which we are desperate to find before we start a new forum-thread.


Originally posted by anxietydisorder
I'd like to see a specific search box for tags at the bottom of each thread page beside the box you add tags to, like this:



I've gotten a bit frustrated by this because I've added 16,589 total tags, and I add a few more every day. I figure if I read the thread I should put a salient tag to it. Nearly 10% of all the tags were placed by me.

Sure, we have the tag search page, but hardly any members know it's there.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

I see what you mean. It is necessary to search for tags in large forum-sites like this one. I'm sure many people would appreciate a search box, which appears exactly like that image you provided for us.




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