Tagging Guidelines

Threads on the message boards can be assigned tags. Tags are keywords or simple phrases that describe the thread's subject. These tags can be used to conveniently group related threads.

Users in good standing who have consistently used an account here for at least 6 months can add and change tags, even for threads they did not start.


  • Each thread may have up to five tags
  • Separate tags with commas
  • Tags may only contain letters, numbers, dashes (-), periods (.), apostrophes ('), and spaces
  • Case/CASE/case
    • Names and other proper nouns should begin with an uppercase letter (Hannah, Japanese, etc.)
    • Initialisms should be all uppercase (CAF, BAs, etc.)
    • Otherwise, words should be all lowercase (mythology, pronunciation, etc.)
  • Try to reuse tags — type some letters into the entry box to see list of existing tags that begin with those letters
  • It is NOT necessary to add tags for the thread's author, or the board on which the thread appears
  • Names make excellent tags