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Kev.Ifty
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I have posted as question to you guys and it has not appeared. The only negative thing I saw was my Title question was not comprehensive enough.

What am I missing?

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mordwydd

"Another example of the gimmicky "must be like all the others" new site"

Actually it's a way of speeding up searches for others, which may be why "all the others" use the same system.

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morddwyd

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FE

The idea is good, but the application poor.

As somebody has already pointed out, the tag needs to bear no relation to the subject, some people simply repeat the thread title, and and on most of "the others" tags are optional, not compulsory

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Mordwydd

We can hardly control what people decide to use as tag words. As for making tagging compulsory, if we didn't do that most people wouldn't tag, and then we would see complaints about slow searching. We have an absolutely huge archive, and tags make searching it a much faster process.

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Quickbeam

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I've just posted one with a repeat of the title as it was the best tag in my mind.

Also when the post tagging first started I was playfully dropping some poor Latin tags in until the headmaster noticed and put a stop to it:)

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gengiscant

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I am a bit confused by the term "all the others" used here is this referring to other forums? If so none of the other forums I subscribe to require you to add tags.Or am I missing something here?

Its probably me as I have only just realized that there is indeed a way to search the forums, I think I need to upgrade my glasses.LOL.

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morddwyd

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"We have an absolutely huge archive, and tags make searching it a much faster process."

I'm not arguing with that.

I'm simply pointing out that most, if not all, of the other forums I visit, who might also be expected to have vast archives, have tagging as an option, not a requirement.

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Al94

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I've seen no mention of tags on the other forums I visit.

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lotvic

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I seem to recall a lot moaning about the search feature not being very good.

I thought the tags were to help make searching faster and more relevant.

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Aitchbee

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QB - your empirical formula for sugar (tag) was 'a good 'un'...it did not go unnoticed....I'm workin' on a DNA (tag) post... :o]

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Aitchbee

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... An RNA post (tag) would be a mirror image...of course.

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