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!


thenewgreen:

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.


posted by hubski: 2254 days ago