If you have Scrapbooking privileges and are a regular contributor to this website, there should be one problem that’s hanging over your shoulder – the massive amounts of untagged images that appear upon accessing the administrative panel. As it stands, there are over 175,000 images within the database that are without tags, and as Deltamelon once described tagging the Reaction Faces Image Gallery, “the longer we wait the worse it’s going to get”.
Because these tags aren’t in place, a lot of content is unwittingly reposted, or is at least that much more difficult to find. Some of us have attempted to alleviate the problem on our own, but given the frequency that images are added to the tagging queue, this effort is often undone in a matter of days. For this noticeable problem, I have a modest proposal. We work together. Recently, some users have come to address this issue humorously – however, I think that more serious action needs to be taken.
Today, in the span of two hours, I was able to tag a little over 200 images by myself. Now, think of how much more could be accomplished if there were several of us working toward that goal – even if it were for only half or a quarter of that time. I propose that Scrapbookers take at least five to ten minutes out of each browsing session on this site in order to add tags to images. Longer tagging sessions are to be encouraged, but make sure that it’s reasonable. More work will get done toward tackling this problem if a group of us take this a piece at a time.
Some general guidelines:
The primary focus should obviously be on images that have 5 or more upvotes or upwards of 1,000 views (which are subsequently added to the tagging queue), but tagging tagless images is something that could save us work somewhere down the line.
Be as thorough as possible in tagging each images as you can – list as many Memes, characters, or descriptive notations as possible (and that are relevant) to each image. If you aren’t sure what to tag an individual post, just tag the title of the Image Gallery that it’s in.
Finally, and I would also like to put emphasis on this – if you add new photos to the database, tag them immediately. Don’t make more work for yourself or anyone else here.
With that, I call upon my fellow Scrapbookers to consider my words and work towards making the site a better place. Any discussion is welcome, as are revision to the makeshift guidelines in place.