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Hubski Update: Community tags
hubski 956 days ago  ·  shared by 19
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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.

- Community tags function as author tags. For example, if you follow <span class="usertrigger"><a class="ajax" href="hash?id=technology">#technology</a>, and a post has <span class="usertrigger"><a class="ajax" href="hash?id=technology">#technology</a> as a community tag, it will appear in your feed.

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!



no-cheating 137 days ago   ·   link

There is an error in the main post:

    <span class="usertrigger"><a class="ajax" href="hash?id=technology">#technology</a>, and a post has <span class="usertrigger"><a class="ajax" href="hash?id=technology">#technology</a>
I think this should render "#technology" instead. Someone should fix it.
aeontech 956 days ago   ·   link

Huzzah! Thanks for the changes, it will be interesting to see how it works in practice.

mk 956 days ago   ·   link

Thanks. I think so. I'm partial to the community curation approach. Even if this doesn't work well, I think it will be an interesting experiment.

thenewgreen 956 days ago   ·   link

This is fun mk. Nice work. I just tried it out on a couple of posts. I'm interested to see how it is used by the community and really interested to see how other people tag content that I post. Have I been way off in my cataloging of posts? We shall see.

Very cool.

mk 956 days ago   ·   link

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.

insomniasexx 956 days ago   ·   link

Yeah the space/mars/etc posts have been bugging me as well. I can never remember which one is most used.

thenewgreen 956 days ago   ·   link

Question: Can you participate if you've received a badge from someone else but have yet to earn one?

mk 956 days ago   ·   link

No. But that's an interesting option.

thenewgreen 956 days ago   ·   link

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.

mk 956 days ago   ·   link

At some point, I think I will add a measure of how many of your suggested tags are currently implemented.

JakobVirgil 954 days ago   ·   link

I am so sorry I did not really want to tag this as #texas <eh eh eh> But really someone suggest a better tag.

mk 954 days ago   ·   link

Ha. I suggested #tags, but I can't suggest again.

mk 954 days ago   ·   link

Thanks briandmyers! :)

ecib 956 days ago   ·   link

tags are not case sensitive or anything like that are they?

mk 956 days ago   ·   link

No. They only accept alpha numerals, and auto downcase.



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