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Forum topic by OutPutter posted 03-07-2009 03:21 PM 982 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-07-2009 03:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question

I noticed that one of the projects I thought I might want to copy at some future date didn’t have any tags. So, I went to the tag searching page and tried searching for it by not entering anything in the search space. That didn’t work so I tried entering a space and that didn’t work either.

Does anyone know how to search for the projects that haven’t got any tags associated with them?

Thanks,

-- Jim


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#1 posted 03-07-2009 04:32 PM

You can use the search bar right at the top of the page. Just enter search terms related to what you’re looking for, If you’re looking for a spalted maple box someone made, just enter “spalted maple box.”

I’m not sure I’m really getting your qiestion….

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-07-2009 05:18 PM

Hi Charlie,

I’m trying to find a way to search for all the projects that don’t have any tags. Tags seems to be the best way to get a good list of projects – if the author uses a tag. If they don’t use a tag, you can’t search for it. For example: if you see a really nice table you might want to refer back to in a couple of months, and there is not a tag used on the project, you can’t find the project without extensive browsing. If you were able to make “blank” a searchable tag, you could bring up the project pretty quick. See?

-- Jim

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#3 posted 03-07-2009 05:55 PM

I think… but wouldn’t you get as many hits as if you just searched for “table”?

Guess I’m a little fuzzy on the tag thing… I thought it was just basically a key word. I never bother to put tags on my projects when I post them.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 03-08-2009 03:42 AM

When I see something I think I’ll want to go back to, I add it to my favorites. Easy to find that way.
- JJ

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#5 posted 03-09-2009 11:46 AM

Thanks for the replys folks. Here’s how tags, search box, and favorites shakes out for me.

Favorites – I used to use favorites to capture the things I may want to refer to when I do future projects but then I started getting eight or nine pages of favorites and I couldn’t find what I wanted anymore. It takes a long time, even if you add comments, to find the one you want when you have a lot of favorites. Favorites does not show a picture of the project on the first page, just the description.

Search Box – The search box at the top right of the screen next to the words “Search, Online, Pulse, Shuffle, Stickies” does not return a picture, just a Google sort of search result. Again you have to click into the project to see if it’s the right one because it doesn’t have a picture on the first page.

Tags – Tags are the solution to the above problems with searching. When projects are tagged, they can be searched for and the return is the same as any other page of projects. You get to see the picture and the description all at once. As Charlie mentions, some people don’t put tags on their projects. That means that when you click the tag “table”, their project will not show up. Everyone elses tables that have tags does show up though.

What I want to be able to do is search for all the projects that don’t have any tags. Like a Charlie project without a tag.

I hope this helps explain a little better. If you want to play with searching by using a tag, it may make it more clear.

Thanks again,

-- Jim

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#6 posted 03-09-2009 02:49 PM

Thanks for that explanation, Jim. Now I have a better understanding. I did not realize that a tag search returned a page full of projects like that.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 03-29-2009 08:52 AM

Just to get another shot at a possible answer, I’m replying to this thread. If you (or Martin) have any ideas, I’d love to hear them.

-- Jim

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#8 posted 03-29-2009 08:59 AM

Probably the the best way for the search engine to work is to require tags. I have noticed a lot of posts without them. I suppose it’s up to Martin to decide if he wants to make the system require an entry on the tag line for the post to be accepted.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 03-29-2009 09:19 AM

Yeah and then someone will have to go back and check all 15,000 projects for a tag. LOL

-- Jim

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#10 posted 03-29-2009 09:22 AM

Martin could assign each of us 2 and it wouldn’t take any time at all :~))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 03-29-2009 09:50 AM

And if everyone just e-mailed me everytime they found one without a tag…

-- Jim

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