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Tagging Volunteers Needed - Help Tag BYC threads, articles, etc.

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by Nifty-Chicken, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    No, we're not talking about spray paint tagging! This version of tagging is beneficial and helpful to our community and site visitors and we need your help!

    Basically, "Tags allow information from around the community to be aggregated together. They are labels that can be added to forum posts or articles to tie pieces of content together to make relevant information easier to find." Here is lots of info about tagging from our FAQ's: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/tagging-tutorial

    We need your help tagging stuff on BYC! As you're browsing the site, please tag the threads and articles with relevant tags. We especially want to make sure that the most popular and topic specific items on the site are tagged, for example, breed articles, threads, etc.

    We have some really great uses of tagging, for example: Cochins:

    This thread was tagged with the term "Cochin" and you'll see on the right hand side of this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/195235/cochin-thread

    You'll notice the cool stuff that now pops up in tagged threads like:

    • Related Forum Threads
    • Related Articles
    • Related Breeds & Supplies


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    We appreciate your help if you tag 1,000 items or just one!
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Will do as I go through Articles... How many tags can be added per thread/article?
     
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I don't know that there is a limit, but it would probably be good to just stick to a few key tags for each item. We do need to add more "generic" tags, like ones that match the forum topics, e.g., "Hatching Eggs", "Coop Designs" etc. and hope to get that setup shortly.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    How many people do you need? I still have to read the link.
     
  5. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds easy enough, I'll give it a try.

    EDIT:: I hit "save" just like the tutorial page said, yet my tags didnt appear on a thread.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We don't really have a number of peeps for this project... we mostly just want all our members to keep this in mind when browsing the site. With that said, if a bunch of our members want to go and work on some of the more popular threads (especially breed threads / articles) and tag them with relevant tags, that would be great!

    Hmm.. that's odd. Can you link to the thread you tried and walk us through what you did so we can try it ourselves?
     
  7. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's what I did, I went to "Browse Tags", selected Other Poultry, then selected Geese from the sub category. Since there are only 2 options in the Manufacturer field, and they didnt apply, I hit the Submit button, thinking it would at lease save the Other Poultry & Geese tags, but it didnt save anything. I think the user has to select something in all the fields or else it wont save. Below is an image.

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    (i use Mozilla Firefox)
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012
  8. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And is there any way to add more tag words to the ones that already exist? For example, adding a tagged word so it'll appear on the Autocomplete option? - let me know if this doesnt make sense, not sure if i'm explaining this correctly
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Is there a way to go through the Emergencies section and tag threads that are exceptionally useful so they will appear at the top of people's search lists? Trying to find an answer when searching, especially for people new to BYC and chickens, can be very hard with all the threads. Just

    I think this could be very useful>besides the stickys we already have
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012
  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Great question! Unfortunately tagging doesn't impact searches, but we have a few ideas in the queue, for example; we'd like to curate content from some of the best threads, turn the info into articles, and then promote them in the Learning Center and in search results.
     

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