Sunday, April 13, 2008

When the Del.icio.us tagging suggest didn't work

For some reason or another, I recently had trouble tagging on my del.icio.us account. The problem was, when I was on a page and ready to bookmark it, I'd hit my handy browser tag button to save the page. Usually in the tagging section of the pop-up, when you type, a handy AJAX suggest feature lists out as you type tags that you've used before. Great feature, one I have come unable to live without it seems. Everything fell apart for me when this feature failed to work for me.

For some reason or another, I have trouble creating new tags when know it is not a likely tag that many items will fall into, and therefore, as much as possible, I try to re-use my existing tag set. And so, when I tag, I am not just filling in the values, but at the same time, I am checking to see if the tag I am thinking of at the moment exists in my set and also how many other items are in that specific tag if it exists. When this failed to work, I failed to tag.

I read a heavy amount of feeds per day, or whenever I get a chance to read. For these few days, I didn't know how to save these items? Do I star them in Google Reader, do I just bookmark them in the browser, do I e-mail the pages to myself.... I didn't know what to do.

What I did do, was to go home (since this problem was happening at work) and scrolled back down into the articles marked as read in my Google Reader list, and re-visited the pages to bookmark them. Not sure if it was a network issue at work, or what, but I found some threads in the user group discussion regarding the same issue, but no solution.

In any case, I love using Del.icio.us. If it ever went away... I don't know what I would do... I guess I should backup my bookmarks, but I don't... oh well.

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