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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
The general idea is to allow our members to define content (threads) with brief descriptions (tags) that accurately summarize the content.
It's a popular concept that lives and breaths on the basic ideas that users of content are the best people to help prospective new users find important content.
1) The tags will be placed into the page code for search engine optimization
2) A new thread-tag search engine will be launched that will likely provide better results on ATS content than our boolean search or Google
3) If you're reading a thread you like, you'll be able to click on the tags to find a list of other related threads as defined by the tagging
4) We'll be able to create automated-lists of threads that cover similar topics just by cross-referencing their tags
These are just a start. The implications are far reaching, and I'm sure we'll find other important uses.