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Subject: Wish List organized into folders...I wish...
Date Posted: 10/5/2007 6:57 PM ET
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I wish I could place my Wish List into folders..example.. **Daughter--**Cookbooks--**Newly released--**High Priority--**Audio books--etc



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Date Posted: 10/5/2007 7:09 PM ET
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You can use the tag feature to sort them into groups like that.  Once you tag them I think you can then click on a category that you tagged one book with and pull up the others tagged with that category?  I haven't tried this yet myself but I think as time goes on we will have more uses for this feature. 

Date Posted: 10/5/2007 7:40 PM ET
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But then doesn't everyone see the tags?

What I saw when browsing by genre I was not impressed. It made the books take up more screen space, but added nothing to my browsing. I shudder for when every book has 15 (10?) of them listed.

I can see why tagging might be useful, but I think having private/public tags would be very nice.   I know private ones will theoretically fall off--but not unless lots of other people tag it something else.

Date Posted: 10/5/2007 7:51 PM ET
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Yes, from what I understand everyone will see the 15 most common tags for each book, but you will continue to see your private tags as well.  So, at the beginning of tagging a large database like this you will see the private tags, but once a book is tagged many times the private tag will be outnumbered by the more general tags.  It will probably take a long time for this to happen here, in a larger database (I'm thinking Amazon) so many people will tag that the 15 most used ones for each book will be  representative of a lot of people so will be more accurate (or at least, more common).

I was wondering if it wouldn't help to agree on certain tags so people use the same terminology?  Or does it not matter because you'll be able to search by a single word and pick up any tag containing that word?  I don't know the answer to that.

Date Posted: 10/5/2007 7:57 PM ET
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Please don't put personal tags on books.  The tags are for everyone.

That is a cool idea about being able to separate our WL into categories though.

Date Posted: 10/5/2007 8:09 PM ET
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Here's what the help center says:

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.
Date Posted: 10/5/2007 8:12 PM ET
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The tags are intended for us to use WHATEVER way we want and that sure includes personal tags.  What would be the point of using them otherwise???   

Date Posted: 10/5/2007 10:37 PM ET
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I personally think tags are more clutter on the site....but I guess they will have their uses.

 

ETA...I wish we could make them private or turn off the public ones.



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Date Posted: 10/6/2007 10:04 AM ET
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Thanks guys--the Tags seem to do it. Now I can print my categories....

Date Posted: 10/6/2007 12:00 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/6/2007 9:33 PM ET
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I'm sorry; I stand corrected.  I thought the tags were there  to help with searching.    I can't even imagine what the clutter is going to look like if everyone puts personal tags on all of their books. 



Last Edited on: 10/6/07 9:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 1