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Automatically link hash tags #245

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evanp opened this Issue Dec 5, 2012 · 18 comments

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evanp commented Dec 5, 2012

If someone types #hashtag, it should be automatically linked.

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Erkan-Yilmaz Jan 26, 2013

  1. I was missing this at first time user
  2. later I discovered one can add links, so it could be replaced in theory with a link until it's implemented

priotizing needed

Erkan-Yilmaz commented Jan 26, 2013

  1. I was missing this at first time user
  2. later I discovered one can add links, so it could be replaced in theory with a link until it's implemented

priotizing needed

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I'm of two minds on this.

One is that we've already got addressing outside the content area, so maybe it makes sense to do tagging there, too? Lots of systems (like Delicious, Wordpress and Flickr) do this for tags.

The other is that people like hashtags.

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evanp commented Jan 26, 2013

I'm of two minds on this.

One is that we've already got addressing outside the content area, so maybe it makes sense to do tagging there, too? Lots of systems (like Delicious, Wordpress and Flickr) do this for tags.

The other is that people like hashtags.

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Erkan-Yilmaz Jan 26, 2013

How about making the feature redundant (so: at both places)?
As you say people are used to it and would miss it as a new user

Erkan-Yilmaz commented Jan 26, 2013

How about making the feature redundant (so: at both places)?
As you say people are used to it and would miss it as a new user

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Well, I think the whole point of leaving it out is so it doesn't clutter up the content area.

Without length restrictions, it doesn't make sense to jam all the metadata into the content area. And it looks kind of blecherous.

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evanp commented Jan 26, 2013

Well, I think the whole point of leaving it out is so it doesn't clutter up the content area.

Without length restrictions, it doesn't make sense to jam all the metadata into the content area. And it looks kind of blecherous.

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maiki Jan 26, 2013

I would opt to leave metadata as a separate field. I like intentionally linking, and auto-hashtags could muddle that up (I realize that an octothorp is used because it is unlikely to be used otherwise). Something I picked up from seeing folks mostly linking to Twitter stuff on other sites is to link @name and #hashtag to their respective pages on Twitter.

At any rate, I suggest we don't auto-link them. ^_^

maiki commented Jan 26, 2013

I would opt to leave metadata as a separate field. I like intentionally linking, and auto-hashtags could muddle that up (I realize that an octothorp is used because it is unlikely to be used otherwise). Something I picked up from seeing folks mostly linking to Twitter stuff on other sites is to link @name and #hashtag to their respective pages on Twitter.

At any rate, I suggest we don't auto-link them. ^_^

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clacke Apr 2, 2013

One idea would be to allow hashtags in the text to cause metadata tags to appear automatically, but not linking from within the text itself, possibly even removing the hash in the text. So the tag field or whatever would be the official mechanism, but hashtags would be a shortcut.

clacke commented Apr 2, 2013

One idea would be to allow hashtags in the text to cause metadata tags to appear automatically, but not linking from within the text itself, possibly even removing the hash in the text. So the tag field or whatever would be the official mechanism, but hashtags would be a shortcut.

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clacke Apr 2, 2013

I like how hashtags minimize the effort necessary to create data, just like CamelCase on the original wiki did.

clacke commented Apr 2, 2013

I like how hashtags minimize the effort necessary to create data, just like CamelCase on the original wiki did.

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I think in-text hashtags might have gone too far for us to ignore them completely.

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evanp commented Apr 2, 2013

I think in-text hashtags might have gone too far for us to ignore them completely.

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erincandescent May 8, 2013

Have the editor do the interpretation and drop the hash (preferably live as you edit - like the Facebook rerefence system)? I.E. the editor would turn #something into a hypothetical <a href="/tag/something">something</a>

I'm of the same opinion for @mentions

(I'm thinking info-bubble popups and such could be done by doing WebFinger discovery for an "activitystreams object" from the given URL)

erincandescent commented May 8, 2013

Have the editor do the interpretation and drop the hash (preferably live as you edit - like the Facebook rerefence system)? I.E. the editor would turn #something into a hypothetical <a href="/tag/something">something</a>

I'm of the same opinion for @mentions

(I'm thinking info-bubble popups and such could be done by doing WebFinger discovery for an "activitystreams object" from the given URL)

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portenkirchner Aug 4, 2013

Unfortunately identi.ca got less useful and fun without groups and hashtags.
Linked hashtags would be really useful to follow certain topics or events and would be helpful to find new interesting people.

portenkirchner commented Aug 4, 2013

Unfortunately identi.ca got less useful and fun without groups and hashtags.
Linked hashtags would be really useful to follow certain topics or events and would be helpful to find new interesting people.

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bshanks commented Apr 5, 2014

+1

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vasyugan Sep 1, 2014

Hashtags are essential for interaction and for discovering content. Without groups and hashtags, identi.ca has been virtually dead for me. The stream of information I get has dried up almost completely,

vasyugan commented Sep 1, 2014

Hashtags are essential for interaction and for discovering content. Without groups and hashtags, identi.ca has been virtually dead for me. The stream of information I get has dried up almost completely,

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kocio-pl commented Sep 2, 2015

+1

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+1
This is the reason I stopped using identi.ca a long time ago.

augusto-herrmann commented Jun 1, 2016

+1
This is the reason I stopped using identi.ca a long time ago.

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@augusto-herrmann hey, thanks for being a part of the community!

Unfortunately, commenting "+1" without adding any new information is frowned upon. It doesn't really help, and it just creates more noise for the developers to go through. Rest assured that this is on our radar, and we'll get to it when we can.

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strugee commented Jun 3, 2016

@augusto-herrmann hey, thanks for being a part of the community!

Unfortunately, commenting "+1" without adding any new information is frowned upon. It doesn't really help, and it just creates more noise for the developers to go through. Rest assured that this is on our radar, and we'll get to it when we can.

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Or, alternately, you could write a prototype of this feature yourself. I'd be happy to review your Pull Request.

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strugee commented Jun 3, 2016

Or, alternately, you could write a prototype of this feature yourself. I'd be happy to review your Pull Request.

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Flashwalker Dec 17, 2016

Hey, pump.io have no tags? Really?
You are sure it's blogging thing?
It's a really big gap for things like blog.

Flashwalker commented Dec 17, 2016

Hey, pump.io have no tags? Really?
You are sure it's blogging thing?
It's a really big gap for things like blog.

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@Flashwalker as I alluded to above, everyone working on pump.io is a volunteer. If you think hashtags are important, that's great! I'd encourage you to put your money where your mouth is and send a Pull Request implementing this feature.

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strugee commented Dec 17, 2016

@Flashwalker as I alluded to above, everyone working on pump.io is a volunteer. If you think hashtags are important, that's great! I'd encourage you to put your money where your mouth is and send a Pull Request implementing this feature.

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