Do you know about tags? They’re a useful tool for finding which topics interest you or not, but on this forum they are underutilized, which is a huge missed opportunity.
Maybe you have an uncommon DOC or specific interest, but can’t check every topic, and want to be notified when a new topic comes up discussing it. Or maybe there’s a topic that affects you in such a way you prefer to stay away from it. You can use tags to achieve these goals.
When you’re browsing the forum, they look like this:
When you create a new topic, there is a box where you can add tags to your post:
Tapping on it will show suggestions of popular topics at first, before you start typing.
As you type, it will filter to display tags that match what you’re typing. If you are a member with Regular status, you also have the option to create a tag if it doesn’t exist. In this example, I am searching “corona”, and I can either create the “corona” tag or click on the “coronavirus” tag underneath that was found in the search.
Note to Regulars: If you create a tag that doesn’t exist, please check your spelling and check to see if a similar tag has already been created. If “self-harm” exists and you create “selfharm”, it’s not useful to the people who are already following or muting the original “self-harm” tag.
Watching and Muting Tags
First, you’ll want to go to your profile (tap your profile picture in the top right) and find your Preferences page.
From there, use the second drop-down menu to go to the Tags section of your Preferences.
That should bring you to this page:
Type in the name of the tag into the appropriate box to add it to that section.
- Watching: every post in every topic with that tag will give you a notification.
- Tracking: topics with that tag will show the number of unread posts when you browse Talking Sober, but not sign you up for more notifications.
- Watching First Post: every topic created with that tag will give you a notification when it is posted, but unlike Watching, you will not get notifications from all the subsequent replies, unless you set the thread to “Watching” manually elsewhere.
- Muted: topics with these tags will not appear in Latest Topics (the front page, generally), and will not give you notifications.
Questions? Ask them below!