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  1. mmadfan, I got inquisitive and looked at your site, the 'smidgin more' link on your 'about me' page.

    From what you have listed that I identify with, you are me, except for the HP stuff, the extensive travel and being a man!

    Sorry to be off topic, won't transgress any further! Very nice site you have there! Very artistic and beautiful. I'm wondering if you designed it yourself?

  2. And I'm sorry if I was sharp, I was mixing you up with someone else.

  3. Excuse me, I need a time check for this topic page.

  4. I did update all, Thank You. Nevertheless all of them had to go onto the blog itself which sucks. These url tag links will not work if you place them in Filed Under and Tagged As like they did before. If you place them there they only return you to your own blog.

    I just don't have any logical understanding of why WordPress has done this. They took a simple thing and made it confusing. Nobody wants to click onto Tags or Filed Under to only have it return you to your own blog.

    I hope they change it back to the way it was originally. This is the only thing that makes sense to me.

    People clicked onto the Filed Under and Tagged As to see other peoples blogs under those category's. If every-body's blog Filed Under or Tagged As only returns them to their own blog, how will we ever see anybody else's? And how will they see mine?

    Going to some URL system just get to where a Tag or Filed Under got you to the global pages to begin with.

    Pointless, Useless & Senseless.

  5. thesacredpath

    I did update all, Thank You. Nevertheless all of them had to go onto the blog itself which sucks. These url tag links will not work if you place them in Filed Under and Tagged As like they did before. If you place them there they only return you to your own blog.

    I just don't have any logical understanding of why WordPress has done this. They took a simple thing and made it confusing. Nobody wants to click onto Tags or Filed Under to only have it return you to your own blog.

    I hope they change it back to the way it was originally. This is the only thing that makes sense to me.

    People clicked onto the Filed Under and Tagged As to see other peoples blogs under those category's. If every-body's blog Filed Under or Tagged As only returns them to their own blog, how will we ever see anybody else's? And how will they see mine?

    Going to some URL system just get to where a Tag or Filed Under got you to the global pages to begin with.

    Pointless, Useless & Senseless.

  6. Alas, I used the global tags to find other wordpress authors interested in like topics.
    As an example. When I moved to WordPress, I already had a blog established and one of the main topics was ABC Lost and the many theories tendered.

    It was so easy to use the global tag "Lost Theories" or "ABC Lost"
    As I read others take on the show and commented on their blogs, they in turn found my blog as well. Since then, each one of my Lost Updates was well read and received hundreds of comments for each update.

    Without global tags, I would have not found those other LOST fans and vice versa.

    I would like to see the gobal tags back the was they were.

  7. I had a better thought. Write the post and tag the words. For example:

    I did update all, Thank You.
    Nevertheless all of them had to go onto the blog itself which sucks. These url tag links will
    not work if you place them in Filed Under and Tagged As like they did before. If you place them there they only return you to your own blog.
    I just don't have any logical understanding of why WordPress has done this. They took a simple thing and made it confusing. Nobody wants to click onto Tags or Filed Under to only have it return you to your own blog.
    I hope they change it back to the way it was originally. This is
    the only thing that makes sense to me.
    People clicked onto the Filed Under and Tagged As to see
    other peoples blogs under those category's. If every-
    body's blog Filed Under or Tagged As only returns them to
    their own blog, how will we ever see anybody else's? And
    how will they see mine?
    Going to some URL system just get to where a Tag or Filed
    Under got you to the global pages to begin with.
    Pointless, Useless & Senseless.
    Quoted longshotsblues's comment and tagged to global tags pages.

  8. This would be a possible solution - however you might want to provide a different link for that word other than its global tag. This could be confusing.

    The way my mind works, I would be OK clicking on a tag takes me to a page where I see all the other posts on that blog with the same tag.

    It would then make sense to be able to click somewhere on this page of "blog tags" and see global tags for that word.

    Not having a simple way of seeing global tags is a problem in my view.

  9. @suebarnett what the hell? Implying someone is a stalker just because they replied promptly is a little uncalled for. The HELL?

  10. And if you don't know the relevance of what I've posted, why not google "technorati tags"? They're pretty universal: they include not just all of WordPress, but most other blogs as well. They are exactly what you need if you want to get out of cliques and into the wider world.

  11. Huh. I am really happy about this change, it's been annoying me for years.
    I DO want people to surf around my content, not all the other WP blogs.

    I guess I'm not getting why it's such a big deal.
    Best case would be to have us individually choose, I suppose.
    But if someone wants to follow what you've written about a topic back in time, this is a perfect way to do that.

  12. @raincoaster is right. I, too, use Google Blog Search, Technorati Tags and Some feed readers to read and search blogs, rather than WP.COM global tags page. -- I too think that 'Technorati Tags' is the most suitable alternative for WordPress.com global tags page. But wait, Global tags page is not going anywhere. It included my yesterday's post-tags.

  13. Well people all I could do is add a widget as a secondary footer with 4 Global Tags I use. But it's a far cry from all that I use on my blogs. Hopefully WordPress drops this Idea and goes back to Global Tagging without this time consuming confusion.

    But for now it's here at the very bottom of my Blog page. Thanks to THESACREDPATH for the URL links.

    http://longshotsblues.wordpress.com/

    Can only use 6 spots for side bar and they were all taking.

  14. Taken .... Tired

  15. This looks like one of those improvements that fixes little and makes life miserable for most.

  16. Nobody wants to click onto Tags or Filed Under to only have it return you to your own blog.

    Clearly that's not true. There are three or four people on this thread alone who want exactly that. Personally I don't understand why you can't just make a new link category for global tags and add them to your blogroll, then you could list as many as you like. Or hang on and wait for them to make a global tags widget.

    I also think that lettersfromlancashire's idea for including a link to the global tags page on the tag archive page is an excellent one. It would be a one-line fix to most themes, and would allow anyone interested in a specific tag to choose whether to explore other blogs or stay within the same one.

  17. democraticthinker
    Member

    When will the problem with the tag directing you to your own pages be fixed?

    After search engines this is the primary tool by which people find my posts. And it is the only tool I used to find those wordpress postings about the same subjects I'm interested in.

    For those few who only read their own blog, your RSS feed is easily sorted by the category you choose. One click to open the feed--one click to sort.

  18. It's not a problem as far as staff are concerned: it's a fix. I don't anticipate them changing it back to the way it was. Having been here for over five years, I can count on two fingers the number of changes of this nature that have been implemented and then rolled back.

    It's most effective if you use your dashboard Help button to send feedback to them directly.

    If you want to keep your global tags just to the WP.com community rather than bloggers anywhere, use wank's link category workaround, and if you want you can just copy/paste those links into your posts.

  19. Raincoster those tags is what was keeping our blogs being seen by other bloggers here. My Blog's titles and/or subjects is on the Search Engines for bloggers anywhere to see. But I liked seeing what others were posting on with the same tags I was using.

    If I'm writing on a

      Motown
    artist I want to click on that tag to take me to the Global page for Motown to see what others are writing their blogs on, I certainly don't want to have it direct me back to my own blog. I know what's on my blog, I wrote it.

    And Wank do you realize how many tags I would have to create for a new link category? And that's the thing I'd have to manually find out exactly from the URL system they've left us with and correctly have the URL the precise way otherwise it would lead to nowhere.

    Like I've already stated now 10 times. I wished they would of left well enough alone. They could of came up with some sort of addition to the Filed Under & Tagged As: leaving them to the Global pages with an addition of Tagging all under same Category.

    Hell I'm getting confused. Time to stop.

    I just hope the Happiness Engineers understand and realize how unhappy these changes have caused from what I'm seeing, most of us. It's wasting time having now to create a hundred different tags leading to what just one tag lead to, to begin with.

    If I clicked on Michigan Legislators, it took me to the global page where other people posted blogs under that same tag. Now I have to correctly put that in a URL link to get to that same global page.

    It's Ridiculous

  20. I understand what you're saying, but in six years here I've seen negligible traffic from the Tag pages. Literally the only reason I liked them was the SEO bonus, and by making the links NoFollow last year, they removed that. After that, they became irrelevant to me. I get far more traffic from Google and social networks.

  21. I know what's on my blog, I wrote it.

    OK, but not every blogger here is writing purely for themselves. Most of them have other readers who don't already know what's on the blog (otherwise they wouldn't be reading it)

    I also don't understand how people think that a link on their blog can be bringing them traffic. It's sending traffic out, not bringing traffic in. You get the traffic from the global tags page, not from your link to the global tags page.

  22. Wank, you do get traffic from the links on your blog. It is how I explore WordPress. It is how I found Raincoasters blog. Through the tags system. Like I said earlier in the post above, I like to surf the tags that are common to my interests and land on other WordPress blogs with the same tags. It generates views on their blog and from my experience, it generates traffic on mine as well.

  23. OT @suebarnett: You said you related to me in all ways except being a man. Not sure what that meant, though I have heard of a song called "a boy named Sue," so perhaps you're a man? 'Cause I'm not. (I may not say, "hey, I'm female" in my "about me" page, but that doesn't seem necessary -- I think it's pretty obvious from the stuff I write and the fact that the slice of fanfic community I come from is easily 99% female -- which is generally the slice that drops by my blog and would assume I was female with no second thoughts.) So just want to let you know, I am female, and it wouldn't occur to me to think someone might mistake me for a guy. LOL!

  24. I just looked at my own "smidgen more about me" from my gravatar profile because I was curious what there could have made me seem manly (lol!), and this actually seems pretty feminine to me, even maybe stereotypically so:

    In addition to writing, I enjoy knitting, tai chi, and vegetarian cooking. My current favorite books are the "Mma Ramotswe" No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith. My sinful indulgences: dark chocolate, aged cheese, and red wine.

    BW, I'm glad you liked the site, and yes, I designed it myself using the Coraline theme.

  25. I will be so happy if this change turns out to be permanent! As Wank has stated, links to global tag pages are a usability nightmare. I run a literary magazine on WordPress.com where we use categories for the issues, and it would be extremely helpful if visitors landing on individual posts -- which is the majority of traffic -- could see a link in the post to the rest of the issue in which it appears. (Up until now we've had to simply block the display of category and tag links with the iNove theme.)

    I would certainly support the introduction of a new option to allow people to choose which tag/category link behavior they prefer. But barring that, the current state of affairs strikes me as not only the most sensible and expected behavior, but also the one likely to satisfy the greatest number of users, with all due respect to the folks in this thread who are upset by the change. The global tag page situation has been the one feature of WordPress.com preventing me from recommending it wholeheartedly to, for example, writer friends looking for a good place to start an author webpage. Trust me, no professional wants tag and category links to go offsite in a counter-intuitive fashion.

  26. littlecrumcreek
    Member

    This issue used to make perfect sense:

    "Categories" linked posts to similar content in your own blog.
    "Tags" linked posts to similar content on other blogs.

    It was the best of both worlds.

    But now, both Categories and Tags only work internally on your own blog.

    What's the point of this redundancy? Would wordpress & the people who applaud this change rather have more insular blogs than blogs that connect to others? That can't be. I don't get it. This is a bummer.

  27. I certainly with littlecrumcreek here, in that this redundancy makes no sense. Categories are a kind of table of contents of my blog, and thus help visitors to find posts of the same topic in my blog. Tags help them - and me - to find posts about that topic in other blogs, and that easily. The global tags are not a solution as not all blogs/posts appear there. I certainly hope that the previous setting will soon be restored.

  28. I laud and applaud this change that ought to have happened years ago. There have been n no cogent arguments that I have been able to isolate against this long waited change.

    The global tags are not a solution as not all blogs/posts appear there.

    Our published posts still appear on the global tag pages, unless they fall into the category of being mature content or one the the other "missing posts" reasons apply.

    Wank describes why this change was introduced > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/did-you-notice-this?replies=82#post-676284

    The target of a link should be indicated by what the link says. It should not be dependent on where the link is located.

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