Categories interblogged

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  • #5206

    jlblog
    Member

    When I klick on a category in a post of my blog I’m led to a general Website (WordPress.com Tags (beta)) showing equally named categories from other peoples’ blogs. Is this real, true, future — or what?

    Kind regards!

    #5366

    Yeah, it’s the new global tags feature. I wish there were a way to turn it off. I would prefer for my site readers to get taken to other posts of MINE with similar categories instead of other posts of everyone else.

    #5370

    wank
    Member

    I would prefer for my site readers to get taken to other posts of MINE with similar categories instead of other posts of everyone else.

    They can still do that by clicking on the sidebar links. But this is potentially very confusing for readers. You have links with identical text in the post and in the sidebar, but they lead to different places. The ‘title’ attributes need to be edited in all themes to make it clear that these tags relate to wordpress.com as a whole. It’d take, what? ten minutes?

    #5371

    carlbanks
    Member

    I agree on the confusion issue. It would be nice to have it like del.icio.us tags and Flickr tags. I know they are in the sidebar; but I still think it should be one of two or both.

    When you see the tags you have an icon next to each to take you to the global tag page ala Flickr. Or on the tag pages a link to it’s global tag variant.

    #5497

    drmike
    Member

    I agree on the confusion issue.

    First time I noticed it. It’s on of the reasons why I think technorati is just a method to sell adverts on a site with a very high Google PR myself….

    I feel that they should be going to your own categories, not off site.

    <rant>This better not be in the regular version of WP. I’m going to have some very annoyed clients…</rant>

    edit: This is kind of cool though…

    #5498

    drmike
    Member

    Maybe a line that says “Blog tags:” pointing at your own categories followed by a “Global tags:” line….

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