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Fandom tags? Or no fandom tags?
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We've been approached several times now about adding fandom tags, seeing as SWS is a large community and tons of post per day. So, we want your opinion. Fandom tags or just leave it how it is.

The good thing about tags is, sometimes people miss post from their fandom friends and this would give them the ability to find them easily. What this bored mod has been doing is compiling a possible list of tags to add. I'd love your input of what tags to have as well concerning fandoms, seeing as I don't know all of them. You can view them below the lj cut below. So leave your opinions. if there's enough 'yay's, then we will start adding them as soon as possible - (I'm going to give it about three days so that people can get their opinions and tag suggestions in.

Edit: clarity on the soon as possible: by this it intentionally meant: as soon as possible being when things are hammered out and a system is devised. and three days meaning: three days for people to get their opinions in (not three days and we're making a decision)


heroes
supernatural
harry potter
original
csi
glee
whoniverse (includes dr who/torchwood/sarah jane)
killjoys
blade
house
the vampire diaries
comics
whedonverse (includes buffy/firefly/dollhouse/whedonstuff)
gossip girl
skins
misfits
the walking dead
lord of the rings
ncis
charmed
inception
fringe
true blood
twilight
mythology

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I just posted a little note below regarding my thoughts towards that. I think I'm going to be vastly outnumbered here, but I really dislike the idea. It just sounds way too messy and elitist.

Well honestly, regardless you're still going to have elitism going on. As a mod, I've seen quite a bit of it in the past few months. I don't think tags would really change any of that.

This is certainly true, but I don't think the moderators need to help foster it in a community that effectively behaves somewhat like a dressing room.

I don't see how fandom tags would be elitist. I'm sorry if I'm not understanding your views on that. I think fandom tags would only serve as an organisational tool, much like the 'roleplay journal', 'personal journal', 'meta', etc tags do now. By putting a fandom tag in your post, you're not stating that the post is only open to people from that fandom, but merely informing others from which fandom your character originates.

In the past, there has been a lot of discussion about confusion created by these types of things being put in place. I can remember a while back when there was an enormous amount of people discussion how they really had no idea when they were "allowed" to tag into a post, and when their tags weren't welcome. I simply don't find it necessary to make this kind of designation. It appears to me that there's no way to implement it fairly, and it's only going to serve as a way to designate the most popular of fandoms. There are a multitude of others ways for people to locate posts by their canonmates, so it just seems like an enormous headache to me, and something that is undoubtedly going to cause confusion and isolation.

I see. Thank you for clarifying (and not treating me like I was trolling or something). I wasn't aware of the previous issue about when tags were welcome or not. I can see where you're coming from now. Thanks.

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