Suggestion Add option to add tags to our thread

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  1. Lglaplante
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    This wasn’t proposed, so I’m proposing it
    Would it be possible to add an option to add tags to our thread before posting it ? (Or keywords)
    I think it would be a good feature because it would be easier to search for a thread in gbatemp or in google (since there are keywords, the thread will be more likely to show up)
     
  2. Scarlet

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    Don't prefixes do what you're asking here? You can display threads in a sub forum that match them.

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  3. Dionicio3

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    I mean if you name your title appropriately, it shows up in Google. I have found many threads like that
     
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    There are many useful thread I couldn’t find unless I was getting the link/scrolling in the section were the post could be
    But if you need to type in correctly the thread name to get it to show it’s a bit of a pain sometimes
     
  5. Lglaplante
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    I was more talking to add tags for general references, and to ease the process of searching a thread without knowing it’s exact name (more like a labeling system ? Or something just like in youtube were you add keywords so your video can be found if the keywords are there)
     
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    What you're suggesting would only be useful if average users actually decided to use useful tags in their thread...which, quite frankly, they won't do. If you can't find a particular thread based on your own search terms, why would tags would suddenly fix that? Especially considering the average user probably doesn't care, or will just put useless tags like "QUESTION" "SWITCH" "HELP PIRACY SWITCH PLS" etc etc
     
  7. FAST6191

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    We had tags a while back (shortly before the jump to xenforo if memory serves). Nobody but the staff and a handful of regulars really tagged anything. Granted this would have been back when twatter was still a novelty, tags then mostly being a thing blog posters did, so maybe things have changed, given however how decent titles seem to be a big ask at times I am not holding out much hope.

    Worse is you also have the legacy problem of all the old stuff not having anything. While there is a lot of ephemeral conversation there is also a huge amount of legacy stuff that will be valid for decades to come and it is a big part of the forums/site.
     
  8. Lglaplante
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    Good point
    I guess this thread can be closed then, since it would not be as useful as I thought
     
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