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Some People Don’t Understand the Tag System

Here at wp.com instead of a standard category system they use a system called tagging. This allows a visitor to look at a particular tag and see all the posts in that category.

It generally works really well. Right up until you get the person that either doesn’t understand tags or likes to abuse the system in a vain attempt to get more readers.

Let’s take an example. dianachance.wordpress.com recently moaned about the RSS feeds not working properly. Fair enough, if it doesn’t work, get it fixed. No problem with that. But. What the fuck has RSS problems got to do with:

Bad Behavior, News and politics, Life in general, Photo Sharing, Life, Amazing Facts, Whatever, Blogosphere, Science, Marketing, Business, Blog, photos, Humanity, What The Fuck, Entertainment, Politics, Photography, Blogs and Blogging, Girl Stuff, Happy, sex, advertising, the life, Own Story, Genre: Romance, Photo Blogging, quotes, Creativity, Market Analysis, Top 10 Blogs, Top Blogs, daily life, Inside my mind, Photo, General Blogging, Photographs, Cool photos, philosophy & politics, Impeach Bush, Blogroll, Everything, The Story Behind a Photo, Market Research & Intelligence, Marketing Communications, The Marketeer, What if…, Beauty, Emarketing, Mind & Spirit, What I’m thinking now, Jokes, Stories From The Heart, What’s New, Feeds, President Bush, anger, Emotional, Law & Politics, Feed, Sexual/Sensual, Marketing & Promotion, kids, News Feeds, Intuition, Matters of the Heart, Love, Romance/ Love, Article Marketing, Motherhood, Blonde, Management, Democrats, Internet Marketing, Quotes for Thought, psycho girl, Your Body & Your Life, Marriage, stupidity, Life and loving it., Success!, Quotable Quotes, My Story, Romantic, a-woman-thing, Sexcom, Amazing Stuff, Spiritual Quotes, Sexblogging, sexy, etcetera, Depression, Sadness, Crazy, About Me, Myself and I, Advertisement, joke, George W. Bush, Jokes / Funny Stuff, Who am I?, Pain, Top Headlines, What is real?, Web Marketing, romance, Child abuse and neglect, Jokes and Humor, Today I am listening to……, confusions, Humor n Joke, Call Meh Crazy, Childhood Blogs, Invention, Innovation, Creativity, This Ugly and Beautiful World, confusion, imaginer, stupid secrets, Top 5 Lists, Sexuality, Blondes, When My Heart Goes Crazy, Hopeless Romantic Me, Girls, Happy Happy Joy Joy, Love/Romance, Imagination, Psychology & The Mind, Offline Marketing Top Tips, believer, Addiction, sad things, girlspeak, Love & Relationships, General Confusion, Quotations, I Think, child psychology, Fashion & Beauty, RSS Feeds, sex toys, Democrats & The Left, People smarter than me, of Success, Deflecting them Mind Control Beams with my Nifty Tin Ha, Manly, Sexyliving News, Sexy Girls, blonde moments, Confused, happiness, RSS & Web feeds, lover, SMART-TAG, What can you imagine, Victims, Passion, Passions and interests, Believe it or not, Democrat issues, Law of Success, Men&Romance, Democrats and Republicans, Sex Toys Blogs, Feminism & Sexuality, imagine the world, Worthy Quotations, Genius in review, Top 10, Lovers, My Married Life, A Blondes Ramblings, I Am, create reality, loving human beings, Am I?, What is memory, Amazing things that happened to me, Married Bliss, Project Advertisement, The unbelievable, The Art of Happiness, Top 5, Being A Woman, Blonde Jokes, Imagine, You wouldn’t believe, Can’t believe I did it, Adventures in Womanhood, Couples, Pain and suffering, Top 10 Current Best Sellers, married couples, career woman, blackmail, Genius, unbelievable, Blissfulness, intelligent, Why Is It So Hard To Believe You’re Beautiful?, sex and sexuality, Top 10 Best, Mind Control, bliss, some imagination required!, Uh, Happiness & Joy, Marriage Equality, foreplay, HELLO GORGEOUS, Gorgeous Women, Lists (My Top 10), thoughts & chaos, Personality disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Relationships & Sexuality, schizophrenia, Romance and Sex, Faith and Sexuality, ugly things, Loving/Hating, Top 10 Lists, I’m Loving You!, General Hatred, Dazed & Confused, Imagine That for ages 3-5 Years, sex talk, Orgasm, Sex Articles, Gorgeous People, the Universe and Everything, Photos / Pictures of Adds, Slightly Confused, Imagine That, Blonde Sense, Gorgeous Online Galleries!, Signs of confusion, Emotional Abuse, Utter confusion, Confused / Confusing, abusive, Ugliness, the unbelievable truth, biography/autobiography, Unbelievable news, Dealing with Grief, Amazed, Pain and Sorrow, Controlled orgasms, Adds, My Hot SEXcapades, the senses, Sexy Women, Passionately in love, stories needed of physical abuse, Beauty & Sexiness, Sexist, quotes that amaze me, multiple orgasms, Hot Sex, physical abuse, passionate, adult sex toys, what am I supposed to do here?, Sexy Men, The sex talk, You Got To Be Joking Me, Top 20 Reviews, Advertisments, Phsychology, Abnormal Phsychology, Personality

All of these are tags are attached to the bottom of every single damned post. Why? What purpose does it serve? You reckon you’ve already got a readership as they’re using your RSS feed. are you that vain that you need to enter the race for popularity using every tag above?

Oh, and two responses to your blonde post:

1. Being blonde does not necessarily make you stupid. You are not necessarily stupid just because you are blonde. You are stupid. But not because you’re blonde.
2. If that’s you in the photo I want proof. I want to see a photo of you with a handwritten sign saying “I Love Jimbo at WordPress.com. He is a demi god”. Yeah, Demi God. I can’t take the title of god, Timethief has that honour!


November 18, 2006 - Posted by | Blog, blogging, Geek, Rant


  1. Very nice…congratulations!!!

    Thanks for visiting and for the compliments!

    -Diana Chance

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 18, 2006 | Reply

  2. πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Jimbo | November 18, 2006 | Reply

  3. I hadn’t noticed your poetry…Sorry! I just came back to answer your questions! πŸ™‚

    There’ll be plenty of photos
    But not with your name; I don’t think, you’re worth the pain

    I need some kudos; this I can’t stand
    You’re kinda mean; God??? I’m no Queen? 😦

    You’re too smart; it breaks my heart
    Your wording; it’s way too hard

    >>Your God-like rhyming – It’s just mind-blowing!!!

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 18, 2006 | Reply

  4. …Stay put and don’t forget
    To teach me all you can, about the net
    And yes you’re right, this I do get!

    Tags are way too difficult
    For me to understand
    My little brain cannot discern
    Such matters are too complex, I really just want sex!
    I’m still a blonde, be kind and understand! :)…

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 18, 2006 | Reply

  5. –For a twist:
    Use your brain and pay attention
    Not all my posts have a multiple tag connection
    I’m not abusing, but I am refusing
    To take all of this, umm, hard-to-take accusing!!!

    Want more writing?
    Is this enough?
    I’m really feeling
    All of your Love!

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 18, 2006 | Reply

  6. 😦

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 18, 2006 | Reply

  7. Is the love real? I approved your comment anyways because you seem nice.


    Comment by Diana Chance | November 18, 2006 | Reply

  8. Awe, that’s so cute. Thanks!

    How about just a photo with I love wordpress.com on it?

    Comment by Jimbo | November 18, 2006 | Reply

  9. By the way, it’s spelled psychology. If you’re gonna use it in a tag you could spell it right! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Jimbo | November 18, 2006 | Reply

  10. Thanks!!! Good to know…it’s always nice for me to learn something new! I’ll correct that!

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 18, 2006 | Reply

  11. My husband talked me into this one so, don’t blame me if you find it…whatever! (lol). I’ll be posting proof of my identity through screenshots.
    So Mr. Know It All, don’t go anywhere!. BTW, we reviewed your site and trust me, you’re not stupid but, it seems like you believe you are smarter than everybody else. That should be of concern to you. Many people sooo much brighter than you around! I’m not saying you are an IDIOT ’cause you’re not but, you’re not too clever either and it’s obvious. You call me stupid, haven’t you learned not to judge people yet? πŸ™‚ You sound old and bitter to me. Your categories are those of a person with these characteristics. How sad…:( Stay put!

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 19, 2006 | Reply

  12. Ok, a few things.

    1. I hadn;t realised you were a noob! There’s so many posts in the blog it suggested you’d been at it for a while.

    2. Old? Nope, I’m 34. Bitter? Yeah, probably! This blog was started specifically as a place to rant. I saw your blog through Technorati and it got to me. I was having a bad day yesterday.

    3. Screenshots prove nothing. I’ll stick around and wait for the proof photos.

    For the record, I actually quite like your writing. It’s fun and lighthearted. I might even pick you up on a feed reader. πŸ˜‰

    I hope you aren’t taking this too seriously, I’m not. I think it’s funny! πŸ™‚

    Comment by Jimbo | November 19, 2006 | Reply

  13. Oh, on reflection I guess I should apologise for the stupid comment, it was a bit harsh.

    So, my apologies!

    Comment by Jimbo | November 19, 2006 | Reply

  14. Mud slinging aside. I agree with Jimbo. The post contain tags that are irrelevant to the post to which they are attached and the value of such tags associated with said post become meaningless. Which draws the conclusion that it is pointless having them.

    Oh, there is one reason you would have that many, tag dragging for traffic. In which case you will succeed to bring visitors to a post who were looking for something specific. You have just wasted their time and alienated them as future readers or subscribers. Which again means that they are pointless.

    Some would argue that there are no “rules” for tagging posts. However, I think I can say with some certainty that this method of tagging is not appreciated or the accepted practice within the blogosphere and certainly not WordPress. Spammers would be the exception but then “Discussions on Love, Life & Sex!” leaves some of them for dead!

    If none of the above is true then, Diana Chase, does not understand how to acceptably tag a post. In which case – you have too many tags you would be well advised to make them relevant to the post to which they associated with. Otherwise people will be forced to make one of the above assumptions, or worse.

    Comment by The Rooster | November 19, 2006 | Reply

  15. Hey, yes I am a noobie on wordpress.com but trust me, I might know what I’m doing here more than you think πŸ˜‰ I appreciate your apology and accept it as well :). BTW, I will keep posting ‘proof’ photos of myself, as well as proof that the posts with many tags aren’t driving the most traffic which believe it or not, was not my intention. I am though, doing some research here which has returned very satisfying results. Wanna talk about it? You may contact me. And Jimbo, once again, thanks for your apology!!! Call me silly but, that kind of stuff makes my heart beat fast πŸ˜‰ Take care guys! -Diana

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 19, 2006 | Reply

  16. BTW, any requests for proof photos? πŸ™‚

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 19, 2006 | Reply

  17. One last thing…SORRY! but, Jimbo? It’s spelled “apologize” unless you’re in Britain…:) And, thanks…I did correct my previous mistake! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 19, 2006 | Reply

  18. Well, I am English, live in England and try (but fail most of the time!) to speak the Queen’s English. Therefore it is spelled correctly. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Jimbo | November 20, 2006 | Reply

  19. Fair enough! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 20, 2006 | Reply

  20. Anyone who uses so many irrelevant tags does not understand the purpose of using them in the first place.

    Blogging is not about the most tags, and certainly isn’t about fraud. When you put tags on the post to get attention when they are not related to the post you are committing a crime against the rest of the blogging community, albeit a small crime, but a crime nonetheless.

    It’s like selling a new Vauxall Astra but including: sex, sex toys, v8, v12, straight 4, straight 6, ferarri, aston martin, stella artois, dell

    Do you see the familiar pattern? They are not related a great deal are they? Sound like anyone you know?

    You should try working tabloid magazine like National Enquirer! They love to stretch the truth and get everything they can for a story..

    Pathetic. Just Pathetic.

    Comment by Sebastian Prooth | November 20, 2006 | Reply

  21. “Do you see the familiar pattern? They are not related a great deal are they? Sound like anyone you know?” -Huh? (lol)!.
    “You should try working tabloid magazine like National Enquirer! They love to stretch the truth and get everything they can for a story..Pathetic. Just Pathetic.” -Thank You for your kind words!!!

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 20, 2006 | Reply

  22. We’ve all been exposed to one of those people who have drenched themselves in fragrance. Even the most expensive and exquisite of scents can be over done.

    We’ve all been exposed to those folks who crave to be the centre of attention and those that just can’t stop talking … no brakes.

    When it comes to blogging I confess I struggle with “tag pollution”. However, I have never used this unique tagging over-kill approach to just get male attention.

    As a natural blonde with an hour glass figure and a gifted IQ I guess you could say I’ve never felt that neglected nor that desperate.

    Can you hear the sound of my one hand clapping?

    Comment by timethief | November 22, 2006 | Reply

  23. Well, I have been neglected and I have been desperate but I don’t need to be the centre of attention (anymore) to feel loved. I apologized for using so many tags. I did not know what I was doing.

    You are cruel. That is really sad to me. Really. 😦

    Comment by Diana Chance | November 30, 2006 | Reply

  24. Jimbo…where are you? I kinda miss ya! πŸ˜‰

    -Diana Chance

    Comment by Diana Chance | December 5, 2006 | Reply

  25. Diana Chance fucking rules so you envious, jealous girls and messed up guys who are angry ’cause you can’t have her, LEAVE HER ALONE. She’s got OUR support. Labyrinth girl: YOU SUCK BIATCH!

    Comment by Dean | January 5, 2007 | Reply

  26. @ DEan
    I’m amazed you could hold yourself up on your hind legs long enough to type this with your paws. If Diana is your support then you are certainly a pathetic creature. I won’t keep you too long because I know it would strain what little IQ you have. So off with you now go lick you balls like a good little doggie.

    Comment by timethief | January 14, 2007 | Reply

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