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Tagging

So LJ has Tags now. Can't say I'm impressed, or even pressed.

Tagging in blogs is pretty old now, in internet terms anyhow. The implementation LJ has done is ugly, clunky, not particularly useful, and requires more work than any other tagging system I've used.

Just seems really rushed out and unfinished... I mean how ugly does this lump look at the bottom of this entry?

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mrs_silmarwen
16th Jun, 2005 10:45 (UTC)
Hadn't seen it yet, until you brought it to my attention.
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darkcryst
16th Jun, 2005 14:03 (UTC)
Nope, its even less useful than that. Its basically like a stripped down less specific Memories function. You can only look at posts YOU have made with that tag.

Frankly it's such a pathetic implementation of it that it is just depressing.
himal
16th Jun, 2005 16:10 (UTC)
In Soviet Russia, LJ tags you!
darkcryst
16th Jun, 2005 16:30 (UTC)
*laughs* Hey Himal :)

Fancy meeting up at some point? I'm going to book Batman Begins tickets for tomorrow at some point tonight, if you want to come it'll be my shout. You need some good ol' dark knight escapism ;)

Let me know :)
himal
16th Jun, 2005 17:16 (UTC)
Can't make it tomorrow, have a friend's birthday thing. Thanks for the offer though, and it would be good to catch up in a few weeks once all this has blown over. Thanks.
darkcryst
16th Jun, 2005 17:40 (UTC)
No problem, just let me know when you fancy a meet up :)
galateadia
16th Jun, 2005 16:42 (UTC)
yeah, it's a lot less than it should be.
i guess we all just get so little innovation from lj now days, anything seems good. i'm glad their finally doing it, now maybe they will clean it up a bit with time. putting br tags after my post will start to get old really quick...
darkcryst
16th Jun, 2005 16:47 (UTC)
Yeah, the code is not stellar either.

Frankly I was hoping for ping/trackback integration first. Thats more important, but seems they are interested in fluffy things that don't add anything... reminds me why I have another blog.

That said, I'm not here for the technology, I'm here for the people :)
mecamind
16th Jun, 2005 18:15 (UTC)
Got to love buy outs!
elsh
16th Jun, 2005 18:23 (UTC)
I don't know what tags are or what they do. I'm not a blog nerd. :p Okay, maybe I am...but not outside LJ.
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