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author's profile photo Steve Rumsby

Maybe tags aren't so bad after all...?

I've just noticed I have my own tag -!

I guess somebody is trying to re-invent @-mentions?

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  • Dec 07, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    Yes, the idea is to somehow attract attention of the person. But it's not working :) And looks like the @-mentions functionality was not properly explained to the forum users.

    My example:

  • Dec 07, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    I have one too. :) Got to give props to people who actually spelled my name right:

    Was wondering who's the most popular "tag" and thought Jürgen L with 46 questions but Thomas Jung has 57:


    • Dec 07, 2017 at 08:34 PM

      there at least 3 reasons why I am not leading this list

      • the Ü
      • there is a second list without the L
      • I am removing the tag when I have to change other tags to the question.

      Somehow my name appears more in questions that do not belong to my area of expertise

      And as wrote , especially questions with such tags are rarely marked with a correct answer.

      At least i don't get disturbed with extra notifications this way. Especially people who tag me should already know that I read every post in the tags I moderate and don't need an extra beep

  • Dec 08, 2017 at 11:53 PM

    I'm sure if we all took a moment to grab a screen shot from time to time of the most ridiculous user tags, we could have quite the gallery. (I'm certain some of the managed tags would belong in such a gallery as well, but I cannot take an official position on that.)

  • Dec 11, 2017 at 04:19 PM

    I have one too! I hadn't realized people were trying to get my attention out there this way.

    Only two questions, however. And in both cases, it looks like the authors tagged a lot of people in this manner. And, in both cases, they were in topic areas that I neither moderate nor monitor, areas in which I have no expertise, so I wouldn't have been able to help anyway.

    I have seen people add user tags to their blogs for their own name. In fact, I've seen Mentors do that. Perhaps a little "personal brand" building? ;)

    Update: for some reason I'm getting an error on 'Submit' on this comment about "Only one URL is allowed in the Link." Huh? Apparently it's the "+" in the URL, which I've now edited to "%2B" instead. I've noticed that the platform does not like these at all, yet they appear in URLs all over

  • Dec 11, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Nobody tagged me. :(

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