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#1 madd-hatter

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 00:04

I'm not sure why it's an option to use these. They are redundant, everyone tags a phrase that's in the topic title. It just makes things ugly and decreases readability.

They really aren't needed...

I'd like to vote to remove them... Just my 2¢


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 00:07

^ Agreed. This is way over-used.

It is much like 'screaming' with CAPS LOCKED.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:04

This seems like a completely ridiculous use of the prefix tag:

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:08

Mainly seems to be used for the news articles, and I would imagine it is so said articles are easier to find from search engines and searching on the site itself.
With that said, some do seem to be rather long, and they do take up a lot of real estate as well.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:19

I think those prefix tags are alright for things like "rumour" or if something like "E3" is being covered, but just general use seems kinda pointless.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:11

I think those prefix tags are alright for things like "rumour" or if something like "E3" is being covered, but just general use seems kinda pointless.


Or the game name,

For instance that pictured thread, the prefix could've been just "Skyrim" and left at that.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:16

They work quite well on the Linux subforum. Some people use them to identify the Linux distro that a topic refers to. They do seem a bit abused on the gamers hangout though.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:17

The issue isn't to do with the tags, it's to do with the way users use the tagging system.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:19

The issue isn't to do with the tags, it's to do with the way users use the tagging system.


Then that problem is down to the staff at present, seeing how all posts on the first page of this sub-forum are by news staff. These tag prefixes should only be to identify platforms in my opinion, and nothing else. Other tags can be used for other searchable terms, but having a long term in the prefix is unwieldy and irritating for everyone.

I'm guessing this is just due to the transitional pains of moving NeoGamr's content into this sub-forum, and it'll all sort itself out in due course.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:13

Why not just limit this sub-forums perfix tags to a subset of stuff that would make sense.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 17:20

I agree. Some forums have implemented systems where only pre-defined tags can be used as a prefix tag. I wouldn't mind if that was limited because clearly it is being abused (perhaps unintentionally abused...).

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 19:06

I agree. Some forums have implemented systems where only pre-defined tags can be used as a prefix tag. I wouldn't mind if that was limited because clearly it is being abused (perhaps unintentionally abused...).


I once seen topics in the jokes section locked because they were missing tags. What does that achieve?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 23:20

Earth to John Callaham

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 13:10

Question to you guys: What do you want used for the prefix tag? Just the platform it's on -- e.g., MULTI, 360, PS3, etc?

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 13:13

In an ideal world all threads are prefixed with tags, the whole idea of a tag system is to make searching for that subject really easy. If it's a design issue we can take care of that, but to me it seems like removing it defeats the purpose of indexed topics.