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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 09-23-2006 01:13 PM

Thanks for sharing the ideas.

I’m aware of the project classifications issue. The problem with some pre-made lists of categories is that they are not flexible enough. Also as you can see in this discussion, Mark suggested classification by the project type and Dennis suggested the one by the project style. There are numeruous ways to categorize woodworking projects – not just one…

Instead I decided to implement tags based organization. In essence tags are keywords (or Gmail is calling them labels) that you can attach to each of your projects to make it easier to find by others. Tags are very flexible because you can tag your project using its type (furniture coffee table), its style (arts crafts), materials used (maple oak), techniques used (carving), tools used (table saw) etc. This way you are creating projects organization that is very organic and is evolving each day.

Tags based organization is becoming very popular and works well for such popular sites as the moern photo sharing website flickr.

I will be working on many enhancements in using tags to browse the LumberJocks in the future. The list of used tags is growing.

Let me know if you have more ideas and suggestions to this, please.


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