If you haven’t noticed yet, Kicktraq allows for user tagging of all 37,790 (and counting) projects we’ve tracked. Why did we go with user tagging as opposed to Kicktraq tagging? Because we’re not the subject matter experts on your projects. You are. You the project owners and you the backers who love your projects know more about the intricacies of the +4,000 projects we track monthly than we could ever hope to. So tell us about them, and help other like-minded users find your favorite projects so they can become backers too.
Did you just visit a project page that could use some tag-love? Tagging is easy. Just click the Suggest button on the Kicktraq project page and start typing in a tag you think ought to be there. A list of all our approved tags will appear. Choose your tag from the list and hit enter. You can add multiple tags this way then click Submit and send them all off at once to our Kicktraq gnomes for review. The Kicktraq code monkey has been pretty busy building new features lately, but the Kicktraq gnomes are good about getting to tags within about 12 hours of submission. Can’t find the tag you were hoping for? Never fear. There’s a link to submit new tags both before and after you’ve clicked submit.
What the Heck are Gadgets and Gizmos, Anyway?
Right, so we had to draw a line in the sand and start somewhere. Here are a few definitions for things we felt the need to differentiate between early on in the tagging process:
Card Game – A game that includes cards that are unique to that game and must be used for the game to function.
Playing Cards – A standard deck of 4-suited playing cards, usually with some bad-ass art work or illustrations on them.
Clothing – Things (usually) made out of cloth that you wear to cover various parts of your body.
Apparel – Things (made of all sorts of stuff) you use to accessorize, including bags, shoes, jewelry, hats, so on and so forth.
Fashion – Anything to do with things that may be fashionable to wear (so both clothing and apparel items could also be tagged with fashion).
Gadget – Any electronic thingamajiggie you can imagine. The key component is that it has to have current or data or some electronic media rushing through it’s circuits at one point or another to be considered a gadget.
Gizmo – Any non-electronic thingamajiggie you can imagine. While it may be used in conjunction with electronic devices, the gizmo itself will never see any of that current.
Watch – Those groovy timepieces you wear on your wrist.
Timepiece – Anything that keeps time. (Obligatory math lesson: while all squares are rectangles, not all rectangles are squares.)
Can’t keep it all straight? Don’t worry. That’s what the gnomes are for.
In addition to the scores of other self-explanatory tags, don’t forget to check out the Community Projects and Locally Sourced tags for things that might impact your neck of the woods.
What’s the Deal With the Gnomes?
Why do we have our team of gnomes review every tag (or article) submission by hand? Don’t we trust you??
Yes, user number 974,278. We trust you implicitly to add content in the form of tags to the thousands of projects on our site without review. Of course we do. You’re here all the time. However, there was that bot thing that came through last week and wanted to tag all 37,000+ projects in our database with LGBT and Zombies. Quit it. It’s not funny. So yeah, until we have a way to know that you are you, dear user 947,278, we’ll let the gnomes handle it.
By the way, I’ll give you 3 guesses what the Kicktraq code monkey has been working on for our next big site update…
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