Comment on Updated Collections & Challenges Help Documentation

  1. Will they ever get to one on tagging? Because that really needs more guidance.

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    1. At the top of the page, click "About". In that drop down menu click "FAQ" and then "Tags". In the "About" menu you can also click "Wrangling Guidelines".

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      1. The key word is "more". The stuff in the FAQ is... a foundation. It's fine for the surface level "what even is this?" questions. In terms of praxis, however, the continued proliferation of tags expressing confusion over how to tag (among other things) makes it pretty explicit there are unaddressed shortcomings.

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        1. Give an example, please? Is there something in particular you struggle with or see others struggle with that could use further clarification?

          Tags like "how do i tag" may exist because people are being facetious.

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    2. Hi DschingisKhan,

      Thanks for the question! As another commenter already noted, we do have a FAQ for this. You can find it here: Tags FAQ.

      Morgan
      AO3 Docs

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      1. Right, I'm saying it could use a good comprehensive user-focused update as well. Ontology management begins at the source!

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        1. Hi again,

          Given that tagging culture varies from fandom to fandom, as well as other variables, AO3 doesn't instruct users on how to tag their works. The exception to this being the categories enforced under the TOS, which are fandom, language, and warnings. The "How do I tag my works to make them easy to find?" question in the Tags FAQ is the closest we are likely to get to this.

          Sammie,
          AO3 Docs

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          1. Why do you think tagging culture makes it impossible to enable people to do better? That culture doesn't go away in the event AO3 makes clearer, better-reasoned suggestions (with detailed examples) about good practices and puts them front and centre, ESPECIALLY for first time posters.

            At the moment, the doc link in the additional tags help Modal on the new work page doesn't even RESOLVE properly, so I hope you'll forgive me if I don't believe this aspect of the UX has received a lot of care and attention.

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