Why can't we edit tags?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by oil pan 4, Jun 22, 2016.


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  1. Yes.

  2. No! thats crazy talk! Treason!

  3. Whats a tag? (don't know)

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  1. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+

    Why cant we edit tags at least on our own posts?
    Or if we got real crazy allow people to add a tag to a post.
    I see posts that have one tag when they cover 3 or more tagable subjects.
    It makes it hard to find stuff.
    For example a few weeks ago I would search "EMP" tag and only 1 post would come up. Turns out we do have more than 1 post about EMP.
     
  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Our main search bar sometimes takes the day off. I have found that if you go down and click on trending tags and type your search in there, you will pull up what has been tagged. The search feature gives me trouble all the time. Often I am looking for a certain thread and the search box will not pull it up. You are very correct @oil pan 4 the search box pulled up nothing under EMP but the tag central pulled up lots of results. Let me see if our guru's can look under the hood and see what s going on.

    @sec_monkey @melbo see above ^^^^^^
     
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  3. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Dude![feedmods][gone]
     
  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Small tip: ( does not help in this case) but the search box requires 5 digits or characters for a search.
    For small words add this *** , before each word for a total of 5 or more digits.
     
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  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    As Kell said, three letter tags sometimes can be problematic on search due to the number of characters in the word. Add the extra characters and you can search much better those short letter words.

    I think the main question was, and correct me if I am wrong, why can't a normal user "create" new tag's. We used to have that open for use, but it was mayhem with misspelled words (such as gawlbladder), duplicate tags with minor differences and such. So we cleaned up the tags and only staff can create new tags. A member is only allowed to utilize the existing tags in the system to keep from re-creating the previous issues we had with the tagging system. If there is a specific tag you would like to have created for you, just either PM a staff member or report your own thread asking for assistance. Either way, we will see it and be happy to help.
    YD
     
  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I remember that there galwblatter thingie......:whistle:[LMAO]
     
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  9. duane

    duane Monkey++

    Let the gurus handle that whole line of thought, computers are right up there with the I Ching, the oracle of Delphi, and tea leaves, all makes sense to the experts, but meaningless to me. I will stick to the simple things like machining stainless and welding al.
     
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    But if you do, make it bacon.
     
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  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Moto's kryptonite :lol:
     
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  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Miss-speled wurds.
     
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  13. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Besides, it's spelt gawlblatter. lern't that in my las year of school.
     
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  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    See? I knowed i wus rite.
     
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  15. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    LOL!....... I swear my eye just twitched......
     
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  16. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+

    On other search message boards if you type in some 3 letter word like EMP you get an error message saying the search criteria is too short. The assumption is if you are searching for a 3 letter word like "the" or "and".
    With this search it just gives you a "not found" as in we ain't got none.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2016
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  17. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Creative spelling can improve the search function [LMAO]

    **see above for moderator bacon**:lol:
     
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  18. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

    Look no one needs full access to tags, we need to use common sense use of tags. And multiple tags should be banned, no one needs that many tags. We need to put a ban on tags so this senseless usage of over tagging does not occur again. Do it for the children.... !

    Wait What ??;)
     
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  19. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Tag, your it....... [camo]
     
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  20. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    There should be a 15 day cooling off period before combining tags, and no tag on the "you're it" list should be available for use by anyone other than a trained moderator ie, A Trained Monkey.
     
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