Ability to use tag synonyms
Often I find myself adding tags several times but each time in a different language. Ex. I add an English tag and also the same tag but then in Dutch. As a result links get cluttered with lots of tags. Wouldn't it be an idea to have the possibility to add synonyms (translations) to 1 tag so that adding 1 of them immediately makes the link searchable via the related synonyms too?
Just a wild idea that popped up :-)
Falst en commented
oh yes! rather than all languages, there are a more than a few tags like say, "cu" and "current" that mean the same thing but the first is for days of rapid (and lazy) bookmarking. therefore a "alias" feature for tags would be perfect!
someone in a post thread earlier:
mentioned having "related tags" be grouped by what else was used.
perhaps have the existing "recommended" tags in popup generate recommendations as according to how the current account uses tags? this feature is already available when you filter tags on diigo site view so there's no saying it's entirely impossible at this point.
as well as also generating a "frequent tags" section for the current domain being bookmarked. also applying only to the current account of course.
Effective Communication commented
I'm with all who voted here in support of Kurt Jacobs's idea.
I bet Diigo wouldn't have to do that on scratch. While ControlledVocabulary project seems huge and "web1" , what about CommonTag http://commontag.org, through e.g. a tunnel?
Fuzbolero . commented
Great job collecting those similar issues/feature requests, Ivan Tishchenko!
I suggest that instead of adding votes/comments to the other similar threadys, we all focus our comments on the largest thread that is about to turn 70 comments and over 1100+ votes, here:
"To have a tags bundle option (like in delicous)"
For Diigo admins; isnt it time to simply put this on the PLANNED list, tag it as such so that we can be assured it is about to happen? I assume you dont need more "indications" that this is important for many users...
Ivan Tishchenko commented
List of similar ideas -- please go vote for them, maybe that will speed up implementation?
I like your idea and expanded a bit on it. Feel free to have a look! http://feedback.diigo.com/forums/76211-ideas/suggestions/3199391-build-and-manage-tag-tree-hierarchy-with-support-f
Xiaoyu Tang commented
indeed. It's a good idea. Diigo already has a Related Tags feature. I think it just need something like a "search result with related tags". how does that sound?
Simon Unknown commented
It is really good idea. Add synonims and also merge currently created tags. Sometimes I have few tags simmilar (ex. C# and csharp) it would be nice to merge those 2 as one and set one as primary. Everytime I add something with csharp Diigo should replace it with C#. It would be very useful.
Rico Robles commented
It would be more effective if maybe you have of the same tags and the same synonyms so that it would be more easier and fast to add tags...
Boris Bockelmann commented
Thanks for your idea, i was to write nearly the same. My hope is, that the number of suggestioned tags will be reduced according to this feature ... and the search engines will again gain from our human efforts ;-)
Rico Robles commented
Practicing any kind of languages, but the most important is English.
Tyme 2.0 commented
having a quick " substitute / replace with" function could be nice, because no need to edit the tag : click tag1 , click "replace with" button , click tag2..
Graham Perrin commented
+2 or more
but I can neither vote for, nor follow this topic.
With apologies for a long post:
First, a little history. Back in April 2009 I wrote, but not to the Diigo users' group:
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I like the way that freshmeat.net visualises tags, and allows users to include and exclude tags in a single query. Ignoring for a moment the fact that it's a software-oriented site:
http://handhelds.freshmeat.net/tags/iphone?with=2751&without=4759 presents items that
* are tagged 'iPhone'
* are tagged 'GPL'
* are _not_ tagged 'Blackberry'
Focusing on the URL: it seems that each tag has a numeric synonym, which probably eases construction of the associated URL, but **the user need not know the synonym** — they simply select tags from the *Show* and *Hide* sides of the tag portlet.
Side note: I very much like the restrained but meaningful use of colours at freshmeat.net
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Since that time Diigo has:
* experimented with an alternative UI for addition/subtractions of tags
* partially reverted to a UI for tags that resembles the one used for Diigo 3.x
* greatly improved the ways in which tag-oriented queries can be used within groups
— and freshmeat seems to have adopted a UI for tags that's more like the UI of Diigo :-)
'Mash: bringing Common Tag format to Diigo:
Faviki bookmarklet before all else'
More recently I use Services + Dictionary in Mac OS X to find **Common Tags in Wikipedia** — mash with the OS is more streamlined than mash with Faviki.
— I favour Common Tag format, YMMV
— and because everyone's mileages may vary, I'm interested in what might be done with tag synonyms :)