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Site help The Importance Of Adding Tags

Discussion in 'Site Help' started by Admin, Nov 9, 2015.


  1. Admin United Kingdom

    Admin Administrator Staff Member Site Admin

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    Good Evening, Morning, Afternoon wherever you good people are.

    Adding tags to your photo,video or forum posts is a very important thing, it enables another user or yourself to simply click on a tag and it will produce a search list of all items containing that tag name.

    As an example I have added a tag called 'shilka' to this post. you will see that when you click it not only will it provide you with a list of photos but will also include threads,posts including this one you are reading.

    Thanks for reading and have a great Evening, Morning, or Afternoon
     
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  2. Firefox United Kingdom

    Firefox Foxtrot Oscar Staff Member Super Moderator Mi.Net Supporter

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    Cool idea, I will make sure I input them from now on
     
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  3. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Yep makes things easier to find and with only one click.
    Dont forget as you are adding tags, if they already exist they will appear for you to click/ no need to add a different variation of the tag if one already exists

    Examples

    During media upload
    tags2.png
    After upload when editing tags

    tags.png

    During forum post

    tagging.jpg
     
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  4. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Just a point to note that when you insert a tag as you type your word a list of tags already available will appear below as seen on above screen shots and on this one

    tagging02.jpg

    Just take a few seconds to see if the word you are looking for is there, if so then choose it from the drop down list. This helps to keep keywords standardised and will result in your post, media or video being found if a viewer chooses to click the Keyword to see all the results.

    Regards
    Bombardier
     
  5. BrassMonkey United Kingdom

    BrassMonkey Mi Corporal MI.Net Member

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    What do tags do exactly?
     
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  6. Admin United Kingdom

    Admin Administrator Staff Member Site Admin

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    Well aside from allowing another user to simply click a tag and group all post and uploads together on site, it also assists on the search engines.
    Google (for example) will find the tags and group the results together so when the searcher clicks the result (in their search results) they will be taken to a page of all posts and uploads tagged with that particular 'tag'

    So if you want members/users or internet searchers to find your posts/uploads easily its worth taking the time to tag properly as above instructions.

    there is no point you seeing a tag in the drop down box that says "gun" and then deciding that you want to use "guns" the best option is use the word "gun", however if you want to change the tag to "guns" (because you think it is more appropriate) then contact an admin who will change the tag site wide for you (if they agree of course), it will not matter if there are thousands of tags to change because it can be done with a few clicks.

    Simples ;)
     
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  7. BrassMonkey United Kingdom

    BrassMonkey Mi Corporal MI.Net Member

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    Well that clears that up, thank you
     
  8. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    When tags are created a "Tag cloud" is generated and can be found in the search area here
    http://www.militaryimages.net/search/?type=post and then click 'search tags'

    The more bold a tag is suggests it is a popular or "heavy" tag and used a lot
    The better you tag a post or media item the easier it is to find.

    Here is the tag cloud mentioned above

    tags.jpg
     
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  9. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Just a point to note for members/visitors following tags.

    The results you get may not be comprehensive, clearly it will depend on whether a tag has been created by the user. There will very likely be lots more results so if you want to be sure that you have found all you are looking for I would suggest you also do a site search.

    We are constantly working on the tags, it is a large part of our work and in time we hope to ensure that all threads.photos & reviews are properly tagged for you.
     
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