Tag Guide

This is the staff version of the Tag Guide, which is used by the technical team. The user version is located on the main site.

Intro to Tags

What is a tag, and what are they used for?

To quote Wikipedia,

A tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file). This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching.

So, if you want to get a list of all of our memetic SCPs, just look at this list of every page that's been tagged with "memetic". Or look here for a list of everything related to Are We Cool Yet?.

Where are these tags?

Go to the bottom of any page on the wiki. You'll see a couple of words in a smaller, red typeface. Those are tags. You can click on them to get to a list of things tagged with that tag.

How do I tag a page?

  1. Click "Tags" at the bottom of the page.
  2. Type all of the tags that apply to the page into the box that comes up.
  3. Click "Save Tags"

Is there a specific format for tags?

Yes. All tags use lowercase characters (numbers and letters). Most tags will be spaced using hyphens to keep it as a continuous string of characters and will be displayed at the bottom of the article. The hidden tags will always begin with an underscore and not show up at the bottom of the article, these are used in other pages for referencing authors. Hyphens and underscores should be synonymous with these different functions respectively.

Can I tag newly created pages?

As staff, you're assumed to be able to determine whether or not you understand tagging and this guide well enough to do so. If you don't think you are, check your intended tags with a member of the Technical Team.

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