Starting today, Hubski posts can carry an additional tag: the community tag.
If you see '+#' in the subtitle of a post, clicking on it allows you to suggest a community tag for that post. Simply suggest a tag, and the community tag is created.
If a hubski post already has a community tag, you might see 'Δ#' next to the community tag. Clicking on 'Δ#' allows you to suggest a different community tag for that post. Suggest a tag, and the community tag might be replaced with your suggestion.
Here are some basic rules for how community tags work:
- The author cannot suggest a community tag for his/her post.
- The most popular suggestion is the current community tag.
- You cannot suggest the current tag for a post.
- Hubskiers that have earned at least one hubwheel can participate in community tags.
- By clicking on the community tag, you can see who suggested the tag.
Tags have long been a subject of discussion and debate here at Hubski. I'd be happy to answer questions, or continue the discussion below.
As always, feedback is much appreciated!
Thanks. I agree that it will be interesting to have another type of community feedback on a post. It is a new dynamic for sure. I also hope that it alleviates some pressure on the author when choosing a tag. I know that I have been torn between a couple of different tags (ex. #mars or #spaceexploration), and knowing that the community can add one, I won't sweat the decision so much.
This definitely adds a new dimension to the site. I'm noticing some of the tags I suggested are changing. Then I click on the new suggested tag and see that it's "mk" changing my #crush tag to #psychology. You thief.
In all honesty, it's probably a better tag for that post.
It's neat to see the evolution.