"Tag" a post?

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  1. WBahn

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    I've seen in my Alerts that this person or that person has "tagged" one of my posts (as distinct from "liked" one of my posts).

    1) What is the distinction between "tagging" and "liking"?

    2) How do you "tag" a post (I don't see an option to do that)?

    3) Is there a way to tell that a post has been tagged (or which post specifically was tagged that caused the Alert to be issued)?

    4) Is there a way to find all of the posts that I've tagged?

    If "tagging" is a way to mark a post that you want to be able to refer back to in the future, then it does what I used to use "like" for (and can't anymore since I can't get a list of posts that I've "liked"). So this could be very handy for me.

    Thanks.
     
  2. jpanhalt

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    WBahn

    I just tagged you. It is a way to respond to specific posters without quoting.
    Just type the poster's name. You will be prompted for matches. I typed "@WBahn."

    John
     
  3. joeyd999

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    So, a link to a user's profile page is a "tag"?
     
  4. #12

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    I figured out that if I @ somebody's name, they will be notified. You call that a tag? I don't know.
     
  5. WBahn

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    That helps. But it seems like if I click the tag I just get taken to that member's profile summary. How does that replace a quote since, as near as I can tell, there is no indication of which post was tagged.

    Still confused, but less so.
     
  6. WBahn

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    I think I'm getting a better idea. So if I am trying to bring something to a specific person's attention in a post, I can put a tag before that material and not only does it visually indicate who that material is being directed to, but it sends them an alert to bring it to their attention. Hence you can tag a post in a thread that the person being tagged is not even be participating in so that they find out about it and can go look.

    I also looked at the Alerts more closely and note that it doesn't say that someone tagged MY post, but merely that I was tagged IN a post.

    I can see where this is useful. Thanks a lot!
     
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  7. jpanhalt

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    Hey, all that really matters are "likes."

    Please explain your answer.

    John
     
  8. WBahn

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    Can't tell who you are asking to explain which answer.
     
  9. jpanhalt

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  10. KJ6EAD

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    These social media-type features of XenForo are confusing to me but my sister-in-law calls electronics forums "Facebook for nerds" so it's all becoming clearer now.
     
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  11. #12

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    Yebbut...I don't have to use my real name here. :p
     
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  12. GopherT

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    I always thought #12 was your real name! Didn't you tell the story one time about a big family, not enough names, ...
     
  13. #12

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    I don't think I told that story here, but...my father was the 13th in his litter and it seems he got the last few names his Danish parents could think of...and I got them from him. It sounds like I'm 1/3rd Spanish, 1/3rd African, and 1/3rd Swedish.

    Now that the world is smaller, I've heard stranger names, like Rhys Ifans and some completely unpronounceable letter combinations from the middle east and the far east. I don't feel so strange about my name now, but I still won't type it into the Internet.
     
  14. cmartinez

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    Nor wear your real face...
     
  15. #12

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    Careful there...that is my real face! (40 years ago :D)

    I still have the same hair, but the saggy face is as bad as how child stars look at...well...64 years old. :(
     
  16. cmartinez

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    Oh my... I thought it was some brazilian soccer star from the 70's that you were using as your avatar!
     
  17. #12

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    Yes, it's from the '70's, but I never played soccer. :D
     
  18. MaxHeadRoom

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    That is a Welsh name, its a language where everyone sounds like they are clearing their throat!

    I thought maybe you were from the 'Village' and maybe knew #6?;)
    Max.
     
  19. #12

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    No. I don't know what, "The Village" is and I don't know about #6

    I feel a little cautious about this. For years, I thought the rainbow symbol was the latest Christian fad, like bumper stickers about, "The Rapture". I have equally zero clue about what, "The Village" is.
     
  20. MaxHeadRoom

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    I though maybe you had seen the series, it sort of developed a cult following.

    "The Prisoner was a completely new, cerebral kind of series, stretching the limits of the established television formulae."

    See the Prisoner
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_McGoohan
    Max.
     
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