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Subject: please explain this tag?
Date Posted: 1/17/2008 6:09 PM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2008
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 can someone please explain this tag? what is it for and how t5o use it?



Date Posted: 1/17/2008 6:20 PM ET
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Dana, are you talking about a specific tag or tags in general?


Date Posted: 1/17/2008 6:41 PM ET
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From the help center:

What are they?

Book Tags allow you to mark books any way you like. 

  • You can tag a book as "great" or "why would anyone read this?"
  • You can apply any number of tags to the same book.
  • You can view all the items in the database bearing a particular tag by clicking on the hyperlinked tag wherever it appears on a book listing.
  • Others can see your tags.
  • When you view a book you will see ALL of the tags you have applied to it, as well as the most commonly-applied tags for the whole club.  Less-commonly applied tags will not necessarily show, especially if a book has had many different tags applied to it.

Why do I want to use them?

  • You can tag books for yourself if you like: "ordered for aunt martha" or "I hated this author"
  • You will see the tag when you view the book on your Bookshelf, in the database etc.
  • We will soon have a way to view tags on the site so that you can use them as another way to "search" for books you might be interested in reading.

Is that what you wanted to know, or was there a specific tag that you were interested in?

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 11:54 PM ET
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That tag has been placed by a specific individual, and onlythey know what it is for (if anything) and there is nothing you can do to use it, unless you make up your own reason for using it. I place tags on books to indicate specific things that only make sense to me. You may find other tags that make sense to you and you can use, but don't expect to be able to use many people's individual tags as they are personal and onlyhave a meaning to the person that made them up.

Tags that are being used for public purposes on the other hand are quite useful, such as tags that indicate the character of a set of books, or a series title, or a sub-genre, locale, or era. Many of those type of tags are usable and useful to every & any body. Don't bother with weird looking personal tags, they won't make sense to you :)