Happy Tagsgiving

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 11-23-2007 12:04 AM 1274 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, we have Happy Tagsgiving here on the LumberJocks! I’ve just released major improvement of our tagging system including:

  • support for multi-word tags – this allows you to specify more precise tags like arts and crafts or miter saw. Note that you must now separate your tags by commas. Spaces will no longer separate tags, they will just inform the system that you’re entering multi-word tag
  • helpful tag hints – you’re going to love this ;) Together with Debbie we’ve prepared list of most common used tags for type, wood, skill, tool and style (these lists will be tweaked during the coming days). So all you need to do is click on any tags that are related to your project, blog entry or forum topic. They will be instantly added to your tag list. Then just type in any other relevant tags (not included in hints) and hit save. You may also use these tag hints as your Proper Tagging cheat sheet.

Here’s how it looks:

Tag hints

You might also notice the popular tags on the Projects pages sidebar. This goes hand in hand with the above mentioned updated. Right now it brings the most popular project type and wood tags right to your finger tips. I will be adding tool, style and skill tags soon.

Popular project tags

As you can see tags are starting to get attention they deserve. They are great for natural categorization of the content. Our “tagging dictionary” is evolving as more and more content is added each day.

I have more tagging improvements in works – autosuggestion while typing tags, ability to combine tags in the searches etc. – so stay tuned. And if you didn’t understand what those mysterious tags are all about, I hope that now you can see their potential. So go back to your postings and add those few tags here and there… maybe even few multi-words ones…

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

16 comments so far

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#1 posted 11-23-2007 12:09 AM

you are always giving us STUFFing to work with :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 11-23-2007 12:47 AM

Martin and Debbie,

Hey that works really great. Just updated all of my project tags. A great addition..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 11-23-2007 01:17 AM

Thanks Martin A great addition.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 11-23-2007 01:17 AM

Thanks, Martin. That’s an excellent enhancement to the search features on this site.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 11-23-2007 01:17 AM

Always a more elegant interface. Thanks, Martin.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 11-23-2007 02:24 AM

I just went through lists.. I think Martin has spent days and days and days on this, thinking it through and then creating it!
Well done as usual

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 11-23-2007 02:41 AM

Thanks Martin. I hope you are having a very Happy Thanksgiving Day.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#8 posted 11-23-2007 03:41 AM

Nice work Martin!

I envy your programing skills, for sure!

Happy thanksgiving to you.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 11-23-2007 04:19 AM

Very nice addition

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#10 posted 11-23-2007 04:21 AM

Great addition to the site Martin & Debbie. We’re just getting better all the time – no wonder this is the best Wood Working Forum on the net.

And Happy Tagsviging to you too – have a stuffed tag for me.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 11-23-2007 05:09 AM

I keep thinking that it just can’t get any better but you always come up with something!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 11-23-2007 05:57 AM

it’s getting better all the time

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Martin Sojka

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#13 posted 11-23-2007 12:14 PM

Thanks for the feedback everybody.

The great thing is that thanks to narrow topic – woodworking – we’re able to standardize various tags divided into multiple categories (type, wood, skill, tool, style). That’s not possible on broad sites like photo sharing sites. So let’s use this to our advantage.

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#14 posted 11-23-2007 11:38 PM

Martin, Thanks for all the hard work.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#15 posted 11-23-2007 11:43 PM

Tags a lot! Martin, I’ll give it a try.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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