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Subject: NWJ/NWJJ Tag
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 1:02 PM ET
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WHAT IS THIS??? I have PMed the Live Help people, asked in the chat room, and racked my brain. No one knows! I understand the usefulness of tags but when it drives people crazy, it's not longer useful. I would like to order a book but it says NWJJ in the tag and I would like to know what that means before I use a valuable credit. PLEASE HELP!

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 1:13 PM ET
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it probably only means something to the person who is using that tag, and there is no guarantee that that is the book you are ordering. 

For example if I tag  my books with the tag LR#3 = Living Room shelf # 3  it makes no sense to you, and even if you order that title, there is no way of knowing who the book is coming from. 



Last Edited on: 1/27/08 1:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 1:14 PM ET
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We have to get out of the habit of trying to decipher other people's tags.  That's not what they're there for. 

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 1:18 PM ET
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I just thought it might be something important that may prevent me from ordering that book if I knew what it was. If no one knows, it must not be serious. Also, it is used alot according to the tag cloud so that was another reason I was wondering. Thanks!



Last Edited on: 1/27/08 1:19 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 4:37 PM ET
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Its probably someone marking books they wanna remember for some reason. Good rule of thumb is if you cant even begin to guess what the letters mean its probably someones code or initials.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:04 PM ET
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If you are really concerned about the content of a specific book, just post your question in club member thoughts, or to the forum pertaining to the genre of your book.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:32 PM ET
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Like a previous poster said: if the tag makes no sense to you than it's someone's personal tag.  There own special code of some kind. Just ignore it.  Now if you were opposed to sex in a book and the tag said "filthy smut" or something like that: then that's your clue to avoid that book if you don't like sex in books.  The ones with initials, dates etc..., are personal and not meant for you. 

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 6:15 PM ET
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thanks!

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 10:13 PM ET
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LOL!  I'm off to look for the "filthy smut" tag!! 

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 11:28 PM ET
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Vanessa, this might help you understand tags a bit more. The following tag would mean absolutely nothing to anyone, if I didn't have it in this post. But, because I am typing it, if you look at my name, and know that it is my tag, you can probably now figure out that

SLN-WL

is probably a book that I've tagged with my initials and that it is on my WL. But, without me stating so, it is nothing but a code to me when I look at that book. It does not mean, and should not mean, anything to anyone else.

Basically, if a tag makes no sense, it was put there by another member, not the system, so it probably only means something to the person that tagged it, and everyone else might as well ignore it.

If someone had something to say about a book that might "be something important that may prevent me from ordering that book if I knew what it was", they would put it in their review, not be cryptic about it, that just wouldn't make any sense. If they are tagging it with something they want others to understand, they will type plain English, not cryptic code :)   Hope that helps.