Below is a briefing on the use of the "Tags" feature as it pertains to the Liber. Please read it well:
The tags feature is intended to make sorting and referencing Chapters and finding inspiration easier than ever. However, in order to do so, we need to make sure these tags are useful, which may take a little practice. Note that the though the mods can adjust your tags if needed, we are all individually responsible for making the system work. Please consider the following when tagging your topics.
Discussion is the principal function of any forum, and here on B&C and especially in the Liber that discussion is focused on feedback. Please avoid tags that are universally applicable, such as 'Feedback', 'DIY', 'C&C', 'Review', or 'Custom'. We're all here for these things, so tagging that will not sort much.
Allegiance tags, so like-minded DIYers can see examples of loyalty portrayed: Loyalist, Renegade, Traitor, Warband, etc.
Primogenitor tags, noting that because abbreviations can be associated with many things in the 40k universe, appropriate lineage tags should be spelled out, not abbreviated. Additionally, please distinguish your tags from those related to Primogenitors themselves by using "Successor". For example, instead of simply tagging your Chapter "Ultramarine", use Ultramarine Successor". You can be specific by naming the parent chapter, or more general and refer to the legion.
Theme tags, if your Chapter has a particular source material for its theme: Celt, Mayan, Historical, Literary, Movie, Game, Archetype, etc. For the sake of sorting, it will be easier to use general tags here. Instead of referring to a specific work or time period (which another user is less likely to use and, therefore, tag), use the civilization or genre.
Specialty tags, keeping in mind that Space Marines are extremely versatile. What does your Chapter specialize in: Siege, Boarding, Ground/Air Superiority, Stealth/Ambush, Ranged, CC, Heavy Weapons, etc.
Information tags, to label what type of article you're posting, such as "Index Astartes" or "Index Traitoris". Preferably they should be written out instead of abbreviated. Should you be posting a question, or looking for info that could be useful to all, tags like 'Q&A', or 'Advice' will be appropriate, but not usually on IA/IT articles.
User tags, especially if you find yourself at the helm of multiple IA/IT articles. It will be easier for you, and others to peruse your work if you include your Username in the tags, rather than crowding your signature/blog with link bbcode.
Subtitle tags, as the subtitle function is gone, so please no 'The Emperor Protects' or 'These are my lads' tags.
Common tags, as mentioned above, please use the tags to distinguish your chapter, not bury it with the obvious. Do not use tags like: Chapter, DIY, WIP, C&C, Successor, Space Marine. None of these are effective tags by themselves.
Conjoined tags, because your tags will be of little use if yours is the ONLY chapter that has them. Separate terms/ideas where possible: "Traitor Ultramarine Successor" becomes two tags, "Traitor" and "Ultramarine Successor"
Avoid a word where a symbol(or nothing) will do, meaning use '&' over 'and', or stick to simply 'Stealth' instead of 'Stealth specialists'
These are only examples, and open to interpretation. If (Emperor forbid!) you should not want C&C, that might be a way to inform us. The idea is simply to help keep our forum streamlined and make it ever more accessible to future recruits. When describing your article with tags, remember that uniformity is what makes this system work. If some people tag 'UM' and others tag 'Ultramarines', these separate tags now have to be sought out by anyone looking for related material. Keep to the above guidelines, and if you see a tag that pertains to your article, use that same tag instead of the synonym you were thinking of using. These things in mind Liberites, make the Legio and the Liber proud.
The Emperor Protects.
Edited by Messor, 08 January 2014 - 02:57 PM.