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Feature Request: Consistent tags

    General discussion

  • Can we please make all tags look consistent because that looks ugly:

    Of course, I have no control over the case of existing tags hence the inconsistency. I suggest all lowercase but would settle for proper case or even ALL CAPS, just lets make it consistent.

    (Another minor annoyance is "helpful" suggestions as I type tags, I'm not sure it adds much except annoying people and making them insert wrong tags - would be great if we can dispense with this feature).

    Cheers

    George


    George Doubinski, MVP http://crm.georged.id.au
    • Changed type tonysoper_MSFT Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:54 PM Feature Request
    • Edited by tonysoper_MSFT Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:54 PM Feature Request
    Monday, May 30, 2011 8:36 PM

All replies

  • Flawed by design. I think the logic is that we don't know what letters should be capital of what words (what with all the branding out there). So the only way to be consistent is a feature to force all the other versions of a tag to look a specific way.

     

    We've also wanted this feature because some people used tags for branded words first and messed up the casing. Because they were first, there's no way to fix it.

     

    I think the auto fill tags stuff could be helpful, but yeah, annoying too. I think the logic there is someone won't want to make "HasVideo" if they see that "Has Video" already exists. So it works quite well for that purpose.

     

    But yeah, I'd give this a lower priority than fixing bugs... I keep getting unwanted white spaces and the TOC feature isn't working sometimes. Seems odd.

     

    Thoughts?

     

    Good topic!


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Technical Writer (Blog, Twitter)
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 12:01 AM
    Owner
  • So the only way to be consistent is a feature to force all the other versions of a tag to look a specific way.

     

    All I'm saying is that "specific way" needs to be either lowercase or uppercase. I cannot believe product does not give me a choice of enforcing tags formatting.

     


    George Doubinski, MVP http://crm.georged.id.au
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 12:19 AM
  • Agreed, but I think ideally it should include product casing, such as "SharePoint" rather than "sharepoint" or "SHAREPOINT"
    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Technical Writer (Blog, Twitter)
    Thursday, June 2, 2011 11:19 PM
    Owner
  • I added this idea here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2695.aspx#Tags_Editor_Tool

     

    Thanks!


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Technical Writer (Blog, Twitter)
    Thursday, June 16, 2011 7:24 AM
    Owner