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ivar

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#1
Dear all,

As some of you may have seen, I have added the most used tags on the forum to the front page:
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/

What are tags?
Up until now we have added a question we had related to the Camino Frances, in the Camino Frances section of the forum. We have organized the questions that way, in categories. This is great and we will continue to do it this way. But tags gives us an extra opportunity to organize threads across these categories.

For example: Let's say you have question on boots and are planning to walk the Camino Portuguese. Maybe you would ask your question in the Camino Portuguese section of the forum. That is fine, but the question might only be read by people reading this section of the forum. By adding a "boots" tag to your thread, it might be discovered by more people, also pilgrims planning to walk other Camino's.

Have a look what the current "Boots" tag loo like here:
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/tags/boots/
...you will see that it contains all you need to know on this topic, and the threads you see are from all over the forum (from various categories)

How do I tag a thread?
Screen Shot 2015-11-21 at 10.36.14.png


When you create a new thread, you can ad tags to this thread just above the "Create Thread" button at the bottom. Separate tags by comma if you have more than one tag.

Please note that tags can also be applied to "Camino Resources" and "Photos" in the photo section.

Once the tags have been created, they look like this:
Screen Shot 2015-11-21 at 10.51.21.png
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/boots-shoes-or-sandals-on-the-primitivo.36776/

...do you see them under the thread title? This thread has been tagged with the following tags: "Boots", "primitivo" and "shoes". Clicking on any of these tags will tke you to all the content that has been tagged with this tag.

Tags are just another way of organizing content.

I hope this explanation helps a little bit... :)

Greetings from Santiago!
Ivar
 

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jmcarp

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2013
Camino del Norte a Chimayó (USA), 2015
Camino Portugues, 2017
#2
Great idea! Thanks for your continuing efforts to improve the forum experience and its ease of use.
 

jirit

Moderator
Staff member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2007,
Via Francigena Italy, 2008,
Jakobsweg Austria 2010,
Camino Frances 2011,
Le Puy to Lourdes 2012,
Via de la Plata 2013,
Future:
Ökumenischer (Via Regia), Germany,
Lycian Way, Turkey
#5
Just to add to Ivar's comments, you can quickly determine the most popular topics and search specific topics via the tag cloud.

The tag cloud ( see attached below ) shows the most popular tags or topics that are trending now. The larger and more bold the text, the more popular the topic. By clicking on the actual text, you will be shown all threads and posts that have been tagged with this tag ( topic ). In the example below, Backpack is the most popular topic, followed by footwear, followed by blisters, pack list, etc.


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SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Portugues 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#6
Just one question: Occasionally, when trying to attach a tag, I got an error message along the lines of 'you are not allowed to create a new tag'. Is this still in place? Thanks, SY
 

ivar

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Donating Member
#7
Just one question: Occasionally, when trying to attach a tag, I got an error message along the lines of 'you are not allowed to create a new tag'. Is this still in place? Thanks, SY
I just had a look and you should be able to create new tags. Let me know if this is still a problem..
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
#8
@SYates you can only tag when you create a new thread. Is it happening then?
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Donating Member
#9
Is there a way to search for posts with the same tags, or is it limited to looking at the visual that shows the most used tags?
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Portugues 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#10
@ivar and @Kanga it used to be a problem when I created a new thread. The next time I do so, I will check it out again ;-) SY
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Portugues 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#11
Ok, just tried it out and it works fine now! Lol, can we have a sandbox forum where we can play around with the forum functions, please? SY
 

VNwalking

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2014, 2015)
St Olav/Francés (2016)
Baztanés/Francés (2017)
Ingles (July 2018)
#12
Thanks,Ivar. This IT-Ignoramus is grateful for the extra tuition....
can we have a sandbox forum where we can play around with the forum functions, please? SY
Not a bad idea...Or maybe a tutorial about features and small mysteries? (Eg, Stupid question: what are the little green tabs on some avatars and not others?)
 
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VNwalking

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2014, 2015)
St Olav/Francés (2016)
Baztanés/Francés (2017)
Ingles (July 2018)
#14
Oooooohhhh. Why didn't I think of that?
Thanks wayfarer.
:)
 

Devon Mike

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Finisterre & Muxia (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018), Primitivo & Ingles (2017)
#15
Thanks,Ivar. This IT-Ignoramus is grateful for the extra tuition....

Not a bad idea...Or maybe a tutorial about features and small mysteries? (Eg, Stupid question: what are the little green tabs on some avatars and not others?)
The green tab shows when that particular person is logged in. When they log off the green tab disappears.
 

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