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The purpose of tags

Tarrant

New member
Sep 19, 2016
29
Hi there! I am a new user here. I just have a simple question: What is the purpose of typing tags at the very end of posting? Are they for MHB's search engine and also Google search key words? Thank you for your time and help.
 
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MarkFL

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
13,736
Thread tagging is a system that allows user to apply their own keywords to threads. See Wikipedia for more information on the ideas behind tagging. This can allow users to categorize threads based on the actual content. As such, if used consistently, could be a better way to find a specific topic than a full-text search.

Tags can contain any character except a comma, which is used to separate multiple tags. Additionally, you may not create tags which:

  • Have less than an admin-specified amount of characters. The default is 3.
  • Have over 25 characters. (This is the default value. Admnistrators may change it by changing the "Tag Maximum Length" option.)
  • Contain any censored words.
  • Are in a list of common words.
 

MarkFL

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
13,736
I forgot to mention, that our SEO product automatically inserts thread tags so we do get them consistently being used here. (Yes)