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Now I know we're all having fun with the 'tags' feature, but can I just fire a warning shot here?

Some of the tags have been very amusing, some have been near genius, but there's starting to be a bit of a trend toward using them just for personal abuse. These will be removed. The staff don't want to come down too hard on them at this stage, but if they start to become a pain in the arse to moderate, the facility will be removed altogether. Use them wisely, children...

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I'd like to remind people that Tags should be used to aid the searching of threads on the web site. So please think of them as "keywords" relevant to the thread in question.

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Now I know we're all having fun with the 'tags' feature, but can I just fire a warning shot here?

Some of the tags have been very amusing, some have been near genius, but there's starting to be a bit of a trend toward using them just for personal abuse. These will be removed. The staff don't want to come down too hard on them at this stage, but if they start to become a pain in the arse to moderate, the facility will be removed altogether. Use them wisely, children...

This, to me, can essentially be rephrased as follows:

"Please, please, please add your most amusing and witty tags to this thread.

Please."

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This, to me, can essentially be rephrased as follows:

"Please, please, please add your most amusing and witty tags to this thread.

Please."

'Frosty lick my balls' I can cope with.'Frosty Hitler' means nowt. But 'Dave Milne in disguise'?? Fuck me that's harsh...

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I think the tags have progressed beyond merely being a search aid, and while they are not being utilised in the way they were intended, they inject a bit of humour to the forums. They are much more fun in their current form, and at least people use them, which they wouldn't if it was just for a stuffy old search aid.

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How about you get onto the folk that tag me as a cock or variation therof in every single fucking thread on here?

grumble grumble

:)

I think I'd rather be called a "cock" than being called a f*cking racist/Hitler/bigot etc etc all the time....

no point grumbling, just laugh it off ! :laughing:

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'ja wohl mein fuhrer' has made me hurt from laughter. PM me whoever that was.

I really liked that wee gag too!

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Due to the continued abuse of the Tagging system it has now been disabled.

Bastard, I didn't think to look in this thread and instead spent half an hour wondering if they'd been disabled for me or something.

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Guest Exposure @ Lemon Tree

Put the tags back you hitler bastards. Tags are awesome.

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Guest idol_wild

This website has become boring now. I have literally never laughed out loud so much at a website before. The tags were sublime.

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yeah id agree, what was the problem? Yes people abused them but all in good banter it amused me to see everythread tagged "nefarious cunt", i have nothing against him it was just funny. Were people complaining?

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yeah id agree, what was the problem? Yes people abused them but all in good banter it amused me to see everythread tagged "nefarious cunt", i have nothing against him it was just funny. Were people complaining?

I guess the staff have to moderate site content and watch their backs and such like, so I can sort of understand why the tags were removed. But yeah, I would doubt very much that any tags literally offended anyone - they were fucking hilarious! And the anonymity added to the appeal.

If the staff are genuinely concerned and would like to effectively police them, is it not possible to introduce a system whereby each member of staff can identify who added which tags? This way, if any tags are genuinely offensive or controversial, a staff member can contact the offending site member and warn them?

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I guess the staff have to moderate site content and watch their backs and such like, so I can sort of understand why the tags were removed. But yeah, I would doubt very much that any tags literally offended anyone - they were fucking hilarious! And the anonymity added to the appeal.

If the staff are genuinely concerned and would like to effectively police them, is it not possible to introduce a system whereby each member of staff can identify who added which tags? This way, if any tags are genuinely offensive or controversial, a staff member can contact the offending site member and warn them?

exactly, or just remove certain words they wouldnt want to be used or something like that, i could understand if there was a huge uproar like the days of the scene points but a few tags here and there dont hurt surely.

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Due to the continued abuse of the Tagging system it has now been disabled.

Fair enough, it's a shame, but people were warned. I noticed only yesterday that allegations about a certain local DJ that had already been vetoed on another thread were raised again in tag form so you can't really blame the mods on this one.

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