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Initial post: 31 Mar 2011 15:41:04 BDT
I haven't written a review for the past few months. What happened to the tags you used to be able to put with your review? I couldn't put any with my last review and all the ones I have previously included have disappeared.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Mar 2011 17:31:36 BDT
Damaskcat says:
They don't seem to be there at the moment.

Posted on 31 Mar 2011 19:55:30 BDT
J. Lesley says:
They were not there on the American side yesterday either. I haven't noticed today (Thursday).
Judy

Posted on 31 Mar 2011 20:31:17 BDT
M. Dowden says:
I haven't looked to see if there was any problems with Amazon's servers but when I stuck a review on yesterday I was stumped. I always end up tagging things. In the end I managed to do it on the page the item was on, but not straight on the bottom of my review. Despite this it still took me awhile. For over a week I have had problems tagging anyway, most times I have enter things twice, or even thrice, and this was nothing obscure.

Posted on 1 Apr 2011 03:17:42 BDT
Lonya says:
In response to an inquiry Amazon (US) told a friend via e-mail that they had discontinued the tag function. That appears to be the case in the UK as well.

However, there appears to still be a back door. Go to a product/book, etc. and then hit the "T" button two times, quickly. It will give you a tag option.

Posted on 1 Apr 2011 08:11:16 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I wonder whether they've discontinued it because it does mess up the search function. People tag things with totally irrelevant tags and then when you search for something you get hundreds of irrelevant hits. I do sometimes find things I wouldn't otherwise come across but it can be irritating to wade through masses of stuff which you're not interested in.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2011 10:20:09 BDT
People spam the tags too - there's a couple of self-published authors that tag everything with "[name of author] really likes this", or "Have you read [name of book] yet?" etc.

Does anyone actually use the tag system? I tag reviews, but I never search for anything that way.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2011 10:42:16 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I don't use tags to search but I think the search engine uses tags in the results it gives people.

Posted on 1 Apr 2011 12:40:44 BDT
M. Dowden says:
The ebook that makes me laugh is The Ladies of Cranford (An English Society classic!). Whatever genre you look under this book appears, and that includes erotica, sci-fi, and pulp crime. I wonder what Mrs Gaskell would think. : )

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2011 13:57:54 BDT
Damaskcat says:
She'd probably be laughing - I'm sure she had a good sense of humour!

Posted on 1 Apr 2011 14:26:30 BDT
The Truth says:
I like seeing what MOL tags with regards to the conversations happening in the forums. That's about it.

Posted on 1 Apr 2011 16:10:05 BDT
Quiverbow says:
Is a Tag the way you highlight another relevant item in a review to get people to read that too if they're interested in the subject? If not, how do I do that?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2011 16:29:15 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I suppose that is how some people are using it. It wouldn't be my way of doing it - I mention the other author in the review instead.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2011 16:57:18 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Apr 2011 16:58:51 BDT
The Truth says:
Quiver Bow:
Do you mean 'insert product link?' - a bit like this?

Ground Quiver

I'm not sure, but if you do it's pretty straight forward. Just click the 'insert product link' button and type in the name of the item you want to create a link to (or you can type in its ASIN number - or whatever that funny ID number's called). If you like you can select a category too to help your search.

You should then be presented with a list of items - them simply press 'select' by the item you want.

Not quite a tag so maybe you mean something else

Posted on 1 Apr 2011 17:04:48 BDT
Quiverbow says:
The Truth

That's it! Thank you very much. I've just done it.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2011 00:16:22 BDT
NR2 says:
I think the tags caused a lot of probs for Amazon themselves, even if it was easier for them as an automatic pidgeon-hole selecting what products should go where.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2011 13:37:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2011 13:38:34 BDT
Quiverbow says:
Is a Tag the way you highlight another relevant item in a review to get people to read that too if they're interested in the subject? If not, how do I do that?

Thats Insert Product Link. Thats for taking someone who is reading your review to something specific that you recommend.

Tags are what are added to the end of the review or even added without writing a review that describes the product - i.e name of author, genre etc. It is meant to help with the organising or searching of products.

Posted on 2 Apr 2011 13:40:47 BDT
Have tags been permantly removed or just temporarily?

When I check my profile page sometimes my frequently used tags are listed are sometimes they aren't. This suggested to me it could be an error rather than a deliberate attempt to remove them.

Posted on 2 Apr 2011 14:31:40 BDT
M. Dowden says:
I emailed Amazon once because they had things in the toys section which weren't toys. The supplier was called TOY, and the software was picking it up as a tag and placing all the products in the toys section.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2011 15:13:34 BDT
I admit there were occassional issues such as that and also sometimes people put in totally irrelevent tags for whatever reason but i felt that as a whole it was quite a useful system to have.

Posted on 2 Apr 2011 15:54:27 BDT
M. Dowden says:
I liked it, bit I did get a bit pee'd off with people tagging footballs and such like as fiction.

Posted on 2 Apr 2011 19:15:00 BDT
The Truth says:
QB:
Pleasure... glad I could help :-)

Posted on 3 Apr 2011 11:10:37 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2011 12:52:25 BDT
Molly Brown says:
That makes perfect sense to me Mick! You could tag everything "dribbling", then you can have your own page of tags, and start a new forum for those like minded stumbling dribblers?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2011 13:03:43 BDT
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