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Topic: Tags - I really wish we could fix the wrong ones

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Subject: Tags - I really wish we could fix the wrong ones
Date Posted: 5/2/2008 3:59 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I understand that tags are personal so we can tag them whatever we want, but it really can get annoying when there obvious wrong ones. More people have tagged the Diane Mott Davidson books with Goldy Schulz as Goldy Schultz than have gotten it right. Books of Christine Feehan are tagged as Carpathian when they are not. Mennonite books are tagged as Amish. I wish we could fix these instead of adding tags to correct the incorrect ones. Could there be a possiblity of submitting corrections of these in the future?

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 4:20 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I have a book on my TBR pile that takes place in the time of the Vikings.  It's tagged as a futuristic book.  I just added tags that said not futuristic and Vikings and such to help offset it. Other than that I don't think there's much you can do. 

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 4:29 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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Melanie, really the only thing we can do is to tag the book with more correct tags. I'm not too worried about spelling problems (though it IS annoying for a retentive person like me), but the completely incorrect ones are SO annoying.

You could start a post of books with incorrect tags and try to recruit people to add correct tags to them. You could call it the "Fix Those Tags" thread and encourage folks to add correct tags to books with incorrect ones. And perhaps the person who added the incorrect tag will go and delete it. :)

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 5:06 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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I am also interested in being able to search on tags.  Every now and then when I am typing in a tag and the list of already-used tags pops up, I see something that makes me thing I would be interested in seeing what book that tag applies to ("how 5 extra women destroy a marriage", for example).  But I haven't figured out how to search on tags yet.  Does that feature exist?

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 5:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Sarah, what I have done when I see a tag in that list that looks interesting is to apply it to a book on my TBR. Then I can just click on the tag and the list will open up of the books with that tag. You just need to remember to go back to the book on your own list and remove the tag if it doesn't apply.