Commit 81232476 authored by Deimos's avatar Deimos

Tagging: add info about hierarchical locations/ask

parent cf09519e
Title: Topic Tagging
Modified: September 3, 2018
Modified: November 8, 2018
Summary: Information and guidelines for tagging topics
## Basic info/restrictions
......@@ -22,11 +22,11 @@ Don't add a tag that's the same or very similar to the group that you're posting
### `ask` tags
The `ask` tag should be used when the topic's purpose is to request information from other Tildes users (as opposed to the topic itself being informational). You should also usually add a second tag to specify what sort of request it is. Some of the common ones are:
The `ask` tag should be used when the topic's purpose is to request information from other Tildes users (as opposed to the topic itself being informational). You should also usually add a sub-tag (separated by a `.`) to specify what sort of request it is. The most common ones are:
* `help` - Requests for help with something, where there's probably a correct answer or resolution. This could include tech support, "how do I do X?", and so on.
* `recommendations` - Requests for recommendations or suggestions (of music, books, games, etc.), where there's not a true "answer".
* `survey` - Questions asking about other users' personal choices or situations, such as "What's your favorite X?", "Which Y do you use?", etc.
* `ask.help` - Requests for help with something, where there's probably a correct answer or resolution. This could include tech support, "how do I do X?", and so on.
* `ask.recommendations` - Requests for recommendations or suggestions (of music, books, games, etc.), where there's not a true "answer".
* `ask.survey` - Questions asking about other users' personal choices or situations, such as "What's your favorite X?", "Which Y do you use?", etc.
### Warning tags
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* `nsfw` - Posts considered "not safe for work". This includes, and is not limited to, explicit content that can be considered offensive or inappropriate for viewing in public (for example, violence, gore, and sexually suggestive content). This tag is coloured red.
* `spoiler` - Posts that reveal details about a story that could potentially ruin the surprise of learning those details on your own. This tag is coloured yellow, and hides the post text in the topic listing.
### Country tags
### Country/location tags
If the topic is mostly relevant to a particular country (probably most common for posts in ~news), please tag it with the name of that country. Don't use the nationality or other similar terms—that is, the tag should be `germany` and not `german`.
For the United States of America, use the tag `usa` (not `us`, `united states`, etc.).
When reasonable, the hierarchical tag system works very well for locations. It can be used to cover both the overall country as well as a more specific area, such as `usa.california`, `canada.quebec`, etc.
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