by crafter2243 Moderator 08 Feb 2018

A lot of us use the tag system,which is very helpful if we want to find inspiration or find a particular project in posts. However I am not sure if some of you understand how this works. Lets say I made FSL angels for Christmas

I would type fsl christmas angels and the result would be like picture 1.
Each word would be a tag and one could search by each title. Remember that each time you use the space bar it creates a tag like picture 2 where the word "of"and "the" became a tag. Now that is not so bad because one could still search for coaster or penguin.
Where the search becomes difficult is when a bunch of descriptions are put together by no spacing but dash marks like this
"fsl-christmas-angels"
That is one single tag and unless one knows all of the words you would never be able to find that one under fsl or christmas or angels

I hope this will help with tagging and will be used more often.

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by jrob Moderator 09 Feb 2018

Brilliant reminder. This is another "keep it simple" example of making things better.

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by dragonflyer 09 Feb 2018

Thanks, Angie, for the clarifications...wish more Cuties would include tags in their posts...seems like more use to...good reminder of how helpful they can be...

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toogie by toogie 09 Feb 2018

I wish more Cuties would too. I like to go back and 'eye shop'.

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by gerryvb 09 Feb 2018

thank you !!

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by toogie 08 Feb 2018

I, for one, love this tag feature. I try to remember to use it, when I post a project or go back and edit to add it, when I remember. I might just remember the one word like, coaster, and when I click on I see all the coasters that were tagged. I like that because not only do I find the one I'm looking for, if it was tagged, I get to decide which ones I like best.
Some have added phrases which I would never remember, simpler is better for me anyway. I like a good description, but I always read the original post about the info. But I do wish more Cuties would edit their project post and add the tag word or two that don't have them tagged now. I love looking back but if you don't have time to go page by page it sure makes it quicker to find what you want. Just my thoughts anyway.

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by rescuer Moderator 08 Feb 2018

Thank you for doing this. One exception to the use of a hyphen is when two words must go together like with the "How-to" posts in the Q&A. Just make sure you are thinking about what another Cutie would remember about your post. Only use the descriptive words.

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toogie by toogie 08 Feb 2018

I think I have put "tri-fold" in first brown tag and "wallet" in another brown tag. 'Bi-fold" also could be correct to my thinking.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 10 Feb 2018

Toogie you are right that would work.

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