Tag woes

Jul. 17th, 2014 05:04 pm
tree: frenchie with pink hair from grease ([film] frenchie)
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Hi folks,

I come to you with a sad story. The community's premium paid time has expired and, as such, we are unable to create new tags.

As I see it, we have three choices:

  1. member donations for premium paid time

  2. delete a lot of existing tags

  3. just don't add new tags

The first option is, of course, the best one in terms of tagging. If we keep up the premium paid time, we can have another 180 tags before we reach the absolute limit. However, it requires money, which not everyone is able or willing to part with.

Option 2 would take a fair bit of work. We have 1820 tags and the maximum for a free account is 1000, so in order to create one new tag we'd have to delete 821 of the current ones. We could start with tags that only have 1 entry — maybe move them to the memories; we could get rid of the fandom tags and just have pairings tags. We could do other things I haven't thought of.

Option 3 is essentially the 'do nothing' option. It's the one I like the least, but it has the appeal of requiring absolutely no effort. :)

So, over to you, [community profile] het_reccers! Please discuss in the comments.

Date: 2014-07-17 08:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wendelah1
I'm the one who bought the community paid time after your gift expired but since it had been a year since anyone had posted, I saw no reason to buy more when the community came up for renewal. I will consider buying another six months if it will help with figuring out what to do about the tags.

My preference for how to handle this would be to delete the pairing tags and just leave the fandom tags. I would think people can find what they want to read without needing specific pairing tags. But of course pairings are kind of beside the point for me, so I will defer to the rest of the com.

Tag consolidation and group-funding

Date: 2014-07-18 07:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] slr2moons
Since even if the comm is close to the paid tag limit, I think it's time for some consolidation.

How about only tagging for fandom and the female half of the ship? Women are the limiting factor in romance fics anyway, and that would take a nice chunk out of the tag amount without completely losing the character info. If the comm begins to run low on tags again (and DW hasn't raised the limit yet), we could combine the single-use character tags together in threes or such.

ETA: The special reccer tags could be deleted, too. I've never used them to find recs, I go straight to fandom or the actual ship. There are probably a few other misc tags we don't need that could be deleted to make room, like "challenge".

I can't afford to front the full amount for the comm's paid membership, but I could swing $5. If a few other people could contribute that much, the comm could be set for another year.

Tags are very useful and easy to use, moreso than memories, and I'd like to keep them. C:
Edited (thought of something to add!) Date: 2014-07-18 07:40 pm (UTC)


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