La araña discoteca (tbone) wrote in suggestions,
La araña discoteca

Tags editing by original poster only

Tags editing by original poster only

Short, concise description of the idea
Currently there are three options for who can add existing tags in a community: Any user, members only, maintainers only. I propose adding a fourth setting: original poster only. Maintainers would also be able to add/remove tags as they see fit.

Full description of the idea
The idea here is to prevent people coming in later and adding tags to a post. Since we can't tell who is tagging what, any user can tag any post with anything they want. Right now, the only option to prevent this is the "maintainer only" setting.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Reduced tagspam, especially in communities with many existing tags
  • As an optional setting, existing communities would not be changed at all unless their mods chose this

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • None that I can think of. I'm sure there is something though.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • I'm not a programmer, but it seems like this wouldn't be that difficult to do. LJ already has a lot of things that only original posters can edit, so this would just add one more thing to that list.
Tags: community maintenance, community membership, community tagging, entry management, tags, § implemented
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