Besides categories we should have tags - Materials should be tagable and categorizable

Bug #462275 reported by Ruben Romero on 2009-10-27
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Bug Description

The way thing sare now the SpreadUbuntu site need more flexibility for users. This means being able to access any material given any predefined criteria.

Tags are the easiest way to do this, and they can even be used paralell to the existing categories.

Either by using a tag cloud or a taxonomi system of some sort (think of Flickr) we should be able to give our users the easiest possible way to get exactly what they want in their own terms:

1. If I want a material that's Karmic related I would then choose the karmic tag
2. If I want a high quality poster I would choose the high-quality tag under the poster category
3. If I want a visit card then I choose the visit card tag that someone put on what looked or was announced as a website button

A good way of getting this off is giving users a variety of already existing tags (go tag every material available or ask people to do it) and so they can choose that or make their own.

Thoughts?

An idea is being developed to correct this bug: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam/Projects/SpreadUbuntu/IdeaPool#Editable%20tags%20for%20material

Evan Boldt (echowarp) wrote :

I'd rather expand the category system than let users type in their own tags.

Karmic materials can already be found by using the filter system.
High quality posters float to the top of the overall list, but can be filtered to just posters by the existing category system. I wouldn't want users to decide if their own material is high-quality or not too.

Whats a visit card? Is that something I should add to the media category?

I'd be ok with implementing a tag cloud for the category system, but I like having limited tag input. It helps keep things organized.

The categorie system can still be available, but coexist with the tag system.

We could use both.

R

2009/10/28, Evan Boldt <email address hidden>:
> I'd rather expand the category system than let users type in their own
> tags.
>
> Karmic materials can already be found by using the filter system.
> High quality posters float to the top of the overall list, but can be
> filtered to just posters by the existing category system. I wouldn't want
> users to decide if their own material is high-quality or not too.
>
> Whats a visit card? Is that something I should add to the media
> category?
>
>
> I'd be ok with implementing a tag cloud for the category system, but I like
> having limited tag input. It helps keep things organized.
>
> --
> Besides categories we should have tags - Materials should be tagable and
> categorizable
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/462275
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Ruben Romero (huayra) on 2009-11-17
description: updated
Ruben Romero (huayra) wrote :

Check the idea explained by Flannel.

Would that be possible to implement while keeping the category system?

AFAIK it is possible in Drupal, but would that cause some undesired effect?

Evan Boldt (echowarp) wrote :

What was his idea?

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 3:40 AM, Evan Boldt <email address hidden> wrote:

> What was his idea?
>
>
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam/Projects/SpreadUbuntu/IdeaPool#Editable%20tags%20for%20material

Adding tags to the site/nodes AND having a "marketing text" type of
material.

Inspiration could be something like:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/TalkingPoints

R.

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