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How come sometimes I see and some times I don't see

  1. Dec 24, 2014 #1

    phinds

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    the "watched tags" in the drop down box for FORUMS. I am not WATCHING any tags so don't need this and find it a minor annoyance (yes, I'm easily annoyed, grump, grump) that it seems to just show up or not at random

    PF without watched tags.JPG PF with watched tags.JPG

    EDIT: I also find it annoying that we can't edit subject lines, dag nabbit ! (Espacially sinse I cant smell)
     
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  3. Dec 24, 2014 #2

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    Yeah I've been seeing that too.

    It must be a figment of our collective imaginations or because the watch tags are related to the current session threads that were commented on.

    Hmm, I just checked it and I wasn't tracking any tags very strange.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2014 #3

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    As I said, I'm not tracking any tags either.
     
  5. Dec 24, 2014 #4

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    Who would track tags? (I guess I will find out)
     
  6. Dec 24, 2014 #5

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    OK, I can see how some folks might want track tags, having come from other forums where people actually USE tags. I don't think folks here add them (I certainly don't). If everyone DID add them (and I am NOT suggesting it) then you could, for example, track the tags "HUP" and "Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle" and see any relevant posts to that area of interest. It's a nice feature but more work, I think, than is worthwhile.

    EDIT: hm ... I just looked and I don't even see any way to add them here if you wanted to. If we don't even HAVE them, why do we have the option to track them? o_O

    EDIT EDIT: Ah ... maybe the ability to add them comes and goes with the ability to track them

    da da DA da, da da DA da ... you are now entering ...
     
  7. Dec 24, 2014 #6

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    As a mentor, I can add tags, it's part of editing, but my abilities and members are very different. I believe that you can add them when you create a thread because I've seen some absolute garbage as tags, things like "new" "problem" "fact" "unknown", basically, people do not know how to use tags.

    Previously Greg had set the software to pick about 5 random words from the first couple of sentences as tags and they made absolutely no sense. I don't know if that is what is still causing the bizarre tags or if it's members only now. (Sorry Greg, I mentioned it to you). :(
     
  8. Dec 24, 2014 #7

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    You as the creator of the post have the option to add tags when you create the thread.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2014 #8

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    Ah ha ... I was trying to add them in EDIT mode ... guess you can't do that?
     
  10. Dec 24, 2014 #9

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    BAN ALL TAGS !!! (grump, grump)
     
  11. Dec 24, 2014 #10

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    And be picked up by animal control as a stray post?
     
  12. Dec 24, 2014 #11
    If you are interested in string theory you'll be alerted to any thread that has been tagged with "string theory". It's quite handy.
     
  13. Dec 24, 2014 #12

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    I personally love the ability to tag. I died when I found out that all of the threads I had tagged were lost when we switched to the new software. The problem is the meaningless tags that a lot of people use. They do no one any good. Where a two word tag would have meant something, they instead make two tags, one of each word and it's nonsense. Like "uncertainty principle", they make two tags "uncertainty" and "principle". :olduhh:
     
  14. Dec 24, 2014 #13

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    Yes, that's what I said in post #5. Pay attention, dammit. Grump, grump. :smile:
     
  15. Dec 24, 2014 #14

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    AAAIIIEEEE ! I completely forgot about my name tag and rabies tag. Arf!
     
  16. Dec 26, 2014 #15

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    I see we still don't have any mentioned resolution to this issue, although I haven't noticed the "watched tags" in a while. Did you get rid of it?
     
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    It's a gold member perk :)
     
  18. Dec 26, 2014 #17

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    I see this too. As I told Evo and DaleSpam, I sometimes become gold and then go back to normal. When I'm gold, I can see that "watched tags" too. I guess phinds is the same as me in this issue.
     
  19. Dec 26, 2014 #18

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    Damned tree frog !

    But seriously, I haven't seen it in a while. Could be just coincidence but I was wondering if you did something or are going to just ignore this coming and going
     
  20. Dec 26, 2014 #19

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    Ah ha. Another clue or another mystery? I hadn't noticed til you mentioned it, but didn't we used to have some sort of indicator that Gold members ARE gold members (in addition to the fact that we have avatars) ? I just realized that sometimes I don't see any. Right now I DO see it and I DO see the the "watched tags" so I'm with Shyan on this. Good catch.

    So tree frog, let me restate my question ... how come Gold Membership comes and goes? I don't' see my my money coming and going ... it just stays there with you :smile:
     
  21. Dec 26, 2014 #20

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    So you're actually a gold phinds? Interesting. I'm not!
     
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