✴️ iSpot TAGGING ✴️

✴️ iSpot TAGGING ✴️

✴️ iSpot TAGGING ✴️ - UK and Ireland : COMMUNITY PROJECT A few words about Tags - as I understand them . Some people are adding tags ind

COMMUNITY PROJECT

A few words about Tags - as I understand them
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Some people are adding tags indiscriminately, most people are not using them at all.
Here's one with a few https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/1752/
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♦ All added tags form a HUGE list hiding in iSpot's server. The more you add the slower will be the response time.
I suspect people think that Search Engines (Like Google) spend all night in iSpot, looking for Tags to use them to compile Search Information for the World - this is NOT true.
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♦ Adding Gorgeous Brown (as a tag) will be of no use to anyone else, UNLESS we (or YOU) want to make a collection of Observations related to gorgeous browns.
It's worse because if someone likes the tag, they may not pick it from the list (that's offered) and type in Gergous Browns - that will mean two tags (one mispelled) in the ever-increasing list.
PLEASE pick from the list.
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♦ When you add a unique tag, Charlies Garden say, then use it next time from the Add Tag list - DON'T type it in again because Charlie's Garden is NOT the tag.
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♦ Take a look at the tags here -
https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/811033/quick-return
The first two are NOT tags but Group (Invertebrates) and Habitat (Marine). The rest are optional but ARE my collection Tags. Click on each
THAT is what tags are for in iSpot - to make collections.
Use tags as wisely as you can and understand what they do.
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♦ Useless tagging - do not add tags which are implicit within the Observation 'by the sea', 'crazy beetle', 'brownbird', 'can't identify' are all current tags. Should you wish to make them useful for your OWN collections, then beetlesMe or birdsMine MIGHT be one to create but ONLY if you are going make a collection or start a fashion. Do not add unique tags without lengthy consideration 'myflies1' is great if you intend to make collections of YOUR different flies.
See here (example lordshipflies - click on it) https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/734609/eurithia-consobrina - it's a powerful way to bring your OWN observations together
Another is here https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/538318/calliphorids - click on hackneyflies.
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See a bad example here https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/13404/ click on it to see how 'useful' it is
And these - https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/34733/good-habitat-for-farmland-birds
Why write "puddles for drinking water and horse dropping may contain insects" as a Tag?
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♦ There are 3271 observations with the tag Android - how useful is that?
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♦ Now go to some of your own tags and click on them - are they 'worthy', useful or necessary?
You can remove them via Edit but NOT from the server.
Get it?
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Perhaps there will be more about tagging here soon but
I hope Admin MIGHT produce some decent guidance
on their use and CLEAN the list of unused and useless TAGS

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05 Jun 2021
dejayM