Fri 19 Sep, 2008 07:18 am
This morning I wrote a lighthearted thread about an embarrassing senior mement. In the "tags" I put senior moments, forgetfulness, and computer logins, tags that were relevent to the thread. The thread had absolutely nothing to do with politics or the election.
When I checked to see the thread sometime later, I saw that there were no replies, but someone had added "McCain" to the tags. Why did this happen? I was not interested in adding yet another political thread, and I don't appreciate snide editorial comments.
This one has it too...how strange
Some politico goofing around is my guess...
That would be my guess. One of mine has "lying sack" on it, which, I assume, was done in fun.
That's okay, but "McCain"? That's serious stuff!
I will admit to having tagged a few threads with "hot gay sex."
I've noticed McGentrix has some odd stuff on his "tags" page as well.
Also, tagging depends on there being enough "signal" to overcome the "noise." Pranksters/malicious users have a disproportionate effect until enough people start tagging.
I recall that somebody--Shewolf?--said she routinely includes 'tits' in the tags for any thread she initiates because that ensures that it will get some attention. I do dislike people maliciously tagging other people's threads though, especially when it has the effect of getting the thread voted down because it appears to be another mud slinging political thread or whatever of no interest.
They were pretty egregious examples of idiocy.
By our tags ye shall know us.