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Subject: more efficient way to tag?
Date Posted: 5/21/2009 8:45 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2009
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Newbie here!

 

I've started tagging my books: I click on the "+tag" button, type the first few letters of the tag I want, and a list pops up. Generally, I want to choose several items off that list (such as horse, horses, horse care, horseback riding), but it only lets me choose one at a time. So I have to repeat the whole process for each tag.

Is there a better way?

Date Posted: 5/21/2009 9:04 AM ET
Member Since: 1/28/2007
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You can make up your own tags.

Date Posted: 5/21/2009 9:58 AM ET
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True-- but is there any way to type in more than one at a time? Also, if my tags don't match the tags in the system, it pretty much defeats my purpose: for my books to be more easily found.

Date Posted: 5/21/2009 10:37 AM ET
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oic... I don't know of any shortcuts.  I'm not sure how valuable it is to advertize via tags?  I know I don't look for books that way.

Do you know about the Book Bazaae forum.  http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=39715 You can advertize your bookshelf there.  Though many ppl are there looking for deals you might find some specifically interested in horse books (for example).

Date Posted: 5/21/2009 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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That is the actual purpose of Tags, so that someone looking for something (like horse care) will be able to click a Tag they like and see a good list of books with that Tag. Unforunately the implementation of Tags has been so bumpy I don't think a lot of people use them.

As for a short cut, I haven't found one. I do a fair amount of tagging and I have tried to find a quicker way, but no luck so far. 

Date Posted: 5/21/2009 12:52 PM ET
Member Since: 1/4/2006
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I use tags to find books all the time, either from the Club Tag Cloud, or ones that I stumble upon.  Once more tags are being used, the site will offer searchable tags, which will be awesome.  I had sent feedback requesting this and that was the response I got.

Date Posted: 5/21/2009 4:59 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2009
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I wonder if they will also implement a more efficient way of tagging?