The following journal applies to deviants who have access to our new tags feature that was launched to a small test audience last week. If you received the following Hot Topic in your Message Center, you likely have access to tags. If you didn’t receive the following Hot Topic, you likely don’t have access at this time. Sit tight, as we’ll be rolling out the release to a wider audience soon!
Tags are our new way to label and create conversations around a topic. Tags can be used everywhere — in Status Updates, Collections, comments, deviation descriptions, or Journals. When clicked, you’ll discover a tag page full of content and activity around the topic.
As someone in the test audience for tags, you’re among the first to see the beginnings of our tag system and we’d appreciate your feedback -- both in terms of what you think so far, and where’d you’d like to see things go in the future.
Anatomy of a Tag Page
Let’s take a look at tag pages in their current form.
Tags bring together different types of content around a common topic, allowing deviants to discover new art, meet new artists, and create conversations about shared interests. You can tag lots of different things, in many different places -- deviations, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, and comments. Tag pages surface the activity for you and allow the whole community to be part of the conversation.
The goal of tags is to help you find art and topics that you resonate with, and help you find new ways to participate in the community.
Tell Us What Your Ideal Tag Page Looks Like
We’re currently exploring the functional and visual presentations of tag pages, and our roadmap for what’s to come includes a robust tagging system. Here are some ideas related to tags that we’ve been thinking about. We’d like to hear what you think of our ideas, and invite you to share your own!
- More ways to filter deviations, such as by most recent
Filtering tag pages to show only specific types of content (Status Updates, Collections...)
Watching Tags, which could send new deviations in your activity feed
Favouriting or “saving” tags
Tagging Forum threads
Your friends’ activity on this tag
Daily Tag Challenges
Throughout the next week, try out these daily tags by posting a Status Update using the tag of the day. If you create artwork for one of these days, be sure to tag your deviation with the appropriate tag. To see what others are saying or creating around a daily tag, visit the tag pages.
October 8 (Wednesday): #WatercolorWednesday: Share (or create!) a captivating watercolor deviation.
October 9 (Thursday): #Haiku: Write a haiku as a Status Update.
October 10 (Friday): #FanArtFriday: Share or create fan art of your favourite video games, TV shows, movies, etc.
October 11 (Saturday): #15MinuteSketch: Create a sketch in 15 minutes and share your results!
October 12 (Sunday): #Undiscovered: Share a status featuring a deviation that deserves attention.
October 13 (Monday): #NoComments: Share a deviation that deserves its very first comment!
October 14 (Tuesday): #TraditionalTuesday: Share (or create!) an awesome traditional art deviation!