Tags: Abuse

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  1. x6blues

    x6blues New Member

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    The purpose of tags are to summarize threads and to have a new method of searching.

    Lately, in numerous threads, I have noticed users putting inappropriate little phrases, their name, and little random statements.
    Ex. Thread title: Tags: Abuse
    It is plain abuse, and diminishes the point of the whole system. At the end of the day, it makes searching difficult so navigating the site becomes a pain.

    Tags should just involve the title and brief keywords of the thread's contents.
  2. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    From the badge preview thread. >_>
  3. x6blues

    x6blues New Member

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    My inspiration for this thread [*_*]
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    It's likely that people will start doing it with this thread...
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    x6blues New Member

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    Lol. Of course they will, it was my first thought writing those example tags.

    I'm hoping they have the common courtesy not to do that....
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    I just wrote a tag saying " tag abuse thread". Anyway, I agree with what you are saying fully.
  7. swillard8

    swillard8 New Member

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    yeh, looking at the badge thread tags, it seems to get very abused and a (atm) pointless way to tag. Maybe an auto tagger that takes words from the first post or only the first poster can tag?
  8. iTouch_Walid

    iTouch_Walid New Member

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    Well said.

    There's always idiots on forums who ruin it for everyone else. Not much we can do about it. Oh well, i hope they die.

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    bump because this is a very serious issue
  10. GeraldC

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    Its Serious Issue but I really dont use the search or Tags anyways...

    Edit: Theres a search?

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