How should we tag people?

+5 Abdullah Nauman · April 4, 2015
There seems to be a lot of discussion about new ways to tag people. This post is for the community to post their ideas and make their voices heard. Up vote the ideas you like, the top will be picked and entered in to a poll, to be voted on by the community. 

My idea: 

#tag <Bucky Roberts>

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0 HyJax LTD · April 4, 2015
I say have hashtags and some form of super tag that brutes its position to all the tags one by one and as a whole grouping.

#buckyroberts #socialprogrammerextrodinaire #developer !education

The idea for the supertag is so that analytics references each regular tag back to the supertag itself.  Supertags should be able to be domain queries as well (website addresses). In other words, a marketing web crawler would look at 'education' as related independently to the regular hasgtags;one by one, as well as one combined meta-query.

#nextgen #development #tomorrow !today

0 Garrett Gillette · April 14, 2015
Yeah I'm going to add @ seems like the best possible option its simple and most people know it from most other websites.
0 Tatrasiel R · April 5, 2015
I don't particularly like the {{}} . It's not intuitive at all, nor is it fast.  I keep doing {}{}

surely , with all the symbols we have we can do better?
0 Abdullah Nauman · April 10, 2015

I think @ is best.Abdullah's idea of using "#tag <Bucky Roberts>" is just to complicated. That is six extra characters just to tag someone. We should not give up something good just to try and reinvent the wheel. @ is simple, everyone understands it, and it is already used a lot on this site. Don't try to fix something that isn't broken.

I know, my idea is really really bad. I just wrote the first thing that came to my mind, in order to get a discussion started. Also, Bucky is the one that wanted to introduce a new way to tagging to the site. 

What about just (Bucky Roberts); . I know it isn't flashy but if you created a program that is what it would be. <library> --> using namespace std; --> section of the library --> Main = shelf and "BuckyRoberts" is the book. If it were in {} is the running program or reading "book".... So yeah just ()

Yes, I kind of like you idea. It backs up Wheatley's point of keeping it simple. 
0 HyJax LTD · April 10, 2015
There are different reasons for @ and #.  @'s usually don't get fed across analytics, expect as possible headings or classification.  #'s are used for both analytics and reference queries, if you can remember how you set them.  Analytics can do more than sell you better boner pills; they can be a developers best friend and then the dev can turn around and set his own hash reference name.  They can also be used as counts.  Right now I am participating in a contest via VeriSign for the most creative domain name and such.  They are voting and counting votes via #ing.  That @ symbol wouldn't allow for the same effect.

I, as one who uses hashing for referencing mostly... and a little of my own analytics from time to time... would still like some kind of 'supertag' that could round up hashtag sets into one tag for easy query later, say in bug reporting.  I liked assigning the ! symbol back writing database in the USMC.  That puts all three right next to each other as well.
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