AVOYP can be very busy which is a sign of a healthy and engaged community. We love the fact that so many people are sharing recordings of their guitar progress and more.
You may have already noticed that your posts have recently had tags appended to them. I have spent time this week going way back to the very earliest AVOYP topics and creating tags for each and every member who has created a topic in this section, right up to the most recent. I have not counted but we must be in the several thousand topics by now. Some members have shared just one AVOYP and others have shared many dozens.
What are tags?
They give identity to a topic or set of topics. Which means community members can find their own AVOYP posts all at once, or those of other members.
From the home page, or from the AVOYP sub-category, or from anywhere within the community, you can click on the tag tool and search.
I go to the home page and want to search for AVOYP posts by our wonderful moderator @DavidP
@sairfingers click on the hamburger menu beside you avatar there should be tags in the drop down menu. You’ll have to go thought all of them to find anything.
Seems the Forum has the same problem the website has with the Main Menu that still hasn’t been fixed.
I saw notification too and figured you are up to some good mister, well done! I can try to remember to put a tag in but I am sure those frequent posters might forget once in a while about it and less frequent almost completely, which would impose some extra leg work for you mods. Therefore suggestion from JK sound awesome although by the looks of it it’s not on top of priority for your devs to make changes to forum’s code.
Thank you Richard for updating the tags. I think that the AVOYP section is where the need for being able to look for content in different ways could be more beneficial due to the prolific musical production of the community.
I can be dense at times in my old age and this must be one of them times. Close, you did a great job showing and explaining how to use tags. If you want us/me to add them to our posts. How exactly do we do that? I hunted around and see no way to do it.
Perhaps we could borrow @jkahn skills for a bit and he could create the script needed to automate this one? Possibly @Richard_close2u could then pass it to the dev for installation and testing? At the end of the day, this really should be automated as the Mods have enough to do IMHO.
The tags are also useful in that they show the OP on a phone. That has been an issue since day 1 of the move to Discourse. At present, the last poster is shown on a phone and you have to drill down to see the OP. Very time consuming. Thankfully I speak for others as I am not much of a phone guy and this is not an issue for me.
Have no plans to be posting anytime soon and not a lot of inclination to play at the moment. But I can’t figure out how I go about adding a tag to my own post as @adi_mrok touched on and can only see it appearing in the topics header