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What do you think about "thread tags"?
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Good idea 15 votes, 48.387%
Bad idea 9 votes, 29.032%
Don't care 7 votes, 22.581%
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(Originally posted on: 09-06-02 03:15:14 PM)
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For those of you familiar with the Something Awful forums, you should be well aware of the existence of what are called "thread tags". What thread tags allow you to do is give somewhat of a forewarning as to what your thread is about.

For example, if you're going to post a Photoshop thread, when you post your thread, you would choose a tag that would appear next to your thread on the forum index page that says, "Photoshop" on it. Likewise, if your thread is about your horrible day at school, you would choose an "E/N" tag; humor threads would use the "Humor" tag; religion threads, the "Religion" tag; politics threads, the "Politics" thread; porn threads, the "Porn" tag; and so forth.

This would not be that hard to include and I think it would be a good addition to this forum, if not just as an extra feature that the admins can turn on and off at their own discretion.

What I'm asking from you all is that you share your opinions on the matter and if you think it would be a good idea to help me come up with thread tag suggestions and/or make your own thread tags. Once I get about 30 tags or so good, quality tags (yes, I'm looking at you artsy art guys and gals), I'll go ahead and include the feature on the site, as long as it's not vetoed.

Thread tags should be 60x15 in dimension (that's 60 pixels in width, 15 in height) and should not be too obnoxious (meaning no black/white flashing tags that say "ATTENTION" or anything like that).

Again, please voice your opinion on this matter. Also, if you don't care one way or another, shut the hell up.

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If you think this is a good idea, post your suggestions and/or self-made thread tags in this thread.


P.P.S. Click "New Thread" or "New Poll" to see what tags are available. There will be more tags to come later, but for now these should do.
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Reply 1 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 03:18:39 PM)
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I think that'd be a great idea. I've never been in the SA forums, so I've never actually seen it, but it sounds like it'd be a nice thing to try out.
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Reply 2 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 03:21:11 PM)
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Quoted from Wild Bill:
I think that'd be a great idea. I've never been in the SA forums, so I've never actually seen it, but it sounds like it'd be a nice thing to try out.
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Reply 3 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 03:26:29 PM)
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I was just about to ask for a screenshot....yeah, that'd be really cool. The one thing that I personally would like to see was the icons integrated into the colorscheme, so if your black and grey, you can have black and grey thread icons, etc.
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Reply 4 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 03:30:24 PM)
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i, on the other hand, think that thread tags should be independant of the color scheme. it will provoke less mental anguish on Sandamnit trying to get the tag layers customizable.

also, SA was the first forum i ever visited with any regularity, and i adored the concept of thread tags.

if it's not too much of a hastle, i'm all for it.
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Reply 5 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 03:32:56 PM)
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Ah, yes, I see that would be a problem...both making new color schemes and modifying old ones...I say we go for it, but make it generic thread icons. I'm invisioning people having to make lots of little icons for all the color schemes.
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Reply 6 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 03:37:13 PM)
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Quoted from Wild Bill:
The one thing that I personally would like to see was the icons integrated into the colorscheme, so if your black and grey, you can have black and grey thread icons, etc.
That would be waaaaaaaay too much work. I mean, it would be great, but then again, creating 30+ icons for each color scheme would be a hell of a lot more work than it would be worth.
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Reply 7 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 03:48:24 PM)
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I had a question about your code...are all of these features optional in some sort of admin panel...or do you have to edit the php files everytime you want to add/subtract mods from the forum?
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Reply 8 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 03:53:31 PM)
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thread tags are the one thing about SA that i don't like...they just look so...cluttery.
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Reply 9 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 04:00:35 PM)
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I think it will make it too cluttered. I vote bad idea. Or maybe you could let the users have the option of diisplaying them or not.

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Reply 10 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 04:06:09 PM)
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Quoted from emtilt:
I think it will make it too cluttered. I vote bad idea. Or maybe you could let the users have the option of diisplaying them or not.
No. If it's enabled, you won't have the option to remove them, since "NWS" threads will then be denoted through thread tags. So if someone posts a porn thread in ID, they would use the "NWS" tag, as an indictator to people NOT to view the thread while at work or school.
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Reply 11 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 04:09:47 PM)
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Oh. Nevermind then. I'm changing my vote to I dont care. There are both pros and cons to it.

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Reply 12 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 04:12:53 PM)
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So is anyone going to make any suggesions or am I going to have to create every single thread tag myself?
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Reply 13 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 04:13:20 PM)
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I am indifferent. I really don't need that much organization in my life.
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Reply 14 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 04:16:12 PM)
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Quoted from Sandamnit:
So is anyone going to make any suggesions or am I going to have to create every single thread tag myself?


I'll make some a bit later when i am at home on my normal computer.

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Reply 15 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 04:18:20 PM)
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Quoted from Wild Bill:
I had a question about your code...are all of these features optional in some sort of admin panel...or do you have to edit the php files everytime you want to add/subtract mods from the forum?
I can control everything in the admin control panel. If I want to turn off signatures or avatars or file uploads or color schemes, I can just uncheck "Enable [insert random feature]" to turn it off.

Oh, and here's my first tag:

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Reply 16 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 04:20:02 PM)
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I'd have to say it is a bad idea. I always thought things like that just looked either silly or made things look cluttered.
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Reply 17 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 04:20:33 PM)
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I'm actually excited to see this. I think this is something that I could really use, as I can choose what threads I want to visit without even having to read!...and thanks for answering my admin cpanel question.
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Reply 18 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 04:26:51 PM)
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Quoted from Good OL MC:
I'd have to say it is a bad idea. I always thought things like that just looked either silly or made things look cluttered.
It all depends on how you use them. If you create really shitty looking thread tags, of course it's going to look silly. I don't plan on creating or using shitty thread tags (intentionally at least), so I don't think it will look silly.
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Reply 19 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 05:02:55 PM)
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Good idea. Those tags look good.
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Reply 20 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 05:06:42 PM)
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I don't think so. I mean, you'd have to download the tags, but once they're in your cache, you shouldn't have to redownload them. Even then though, they'll all be anywhere from 1-3kb in size, so if you're on broadband, I doubt there would be any difference. 56k users might notice a slight slowdown, but nothing major.
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Reply 21 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 05:50:59 PM)
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Good idea. And tag ideas:
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Reply 23 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 06:04:49 PM)
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I am alright with the idea. Though I agree it could be too much clutter. But the size of your icons, Sandamnit, seem alright.

What I must question is how often will people use these tags. Some People are bound to not use them, how would it effect it then? Do we have an option of not using a tag. Or will we have to pick a tag before being able to submit our thread?

Suggestions could also include:

Movie
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Announcement (Or Forum)
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Reply 24 of 62 (Originally posted on: 09-06-02 06:09:05 PM)
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All threads will have a tag next to it if/when I enable this. If you don't choose a tag, there will be a default tag that will appear instead.
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