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Subject: Can you search by Tags?
Date Posted: 2/7/2011 5:27 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2010
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I see Tags on books, like "Beach Read" or "Chick Lit" but I don't see a way to search on these tags.  Any ideas? 


If I type "Beach Read" in as a search keyword, it only seems to give me books with that in the title or author, or in the summary, but it doesn't seem to pull from the tag.



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Date Posted: 2/7/2011 5:34 PM ET
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There is a limited search function using the tags:  Click directly on the tag listed on any book and it will bring up all the other books that are tagged with that same tag.

At this point in time, that's the only way you can "search" the tags...  the site admins said a while back that they were working on making tags searchable and adding more features using them, but then the Wiki feature appeared and I think the Tag functions and additions for the site were put on a back burner...

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Date Posted: 2/7/2011 5:35 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2010
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Well thanks, that certainly helps!

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 5:45 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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What I do to get a list is to apply the Tag I want to one of my own books. Then I can click on the Tag and get a list from there. Tags are not really searchable, but that gets me the list! Just have to remember to remove the Tag I used to get the list if it doesn't apply to that book.

Date Posted: 2/8/2011 12:30 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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If it's a tag I use, I go to My Account...My List...My Tags and find that particular tag.  The entire list can be accessed from My Tag List.

Date Posted: 2/8/2011 6:52 AM ET
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Good tip, Melanie!

Date Posted: 2/8/2011 10:18 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2006
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There is also the Club Tag Cloud.  At the top of the page, find "Community" and use the drop down menu to get to "Club Tag Cloud".   The Club Tag Cloud shows an overview of the most-commonly used tags in the club.  Just click on any tag to show the books bearing that particular tag.


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