Now that we've upgraded the forum software (see announcement), users may now search for threads by tags that are assigned by thread-starters. Searching tags The Search drop-down in the toolbar now has a link for a Tag Search, which will offer you a tag cloud of the most recent/popular tags. Click on a tag to search for threads with that tag, or type in the text box to look for other tags. Defining tags When you start a thread, you can define a tag by filling in the "Tags" box under the message box. Tags can be one word or a short phrase. To enter multiple tags separate them with commas. You can edit the tags after the fact for any thread that you have started, including threads from before we upgraded the forums. Tags are always shown in lowercase. Choosing tags What words should you use as tags? That's up to the community. This differs from thread prefixes, which let users select from predefined choices. If having a list of suggested tags or guidelines for picking tags would help people find tagged threads more easily, your suggestions are welcome. It's a community effort, like the Mac Guides. If you happen to notice that other threads have used a certain tag that would reasonably apply to your thread, re-using that tag will make it more useful for finding both threads. Rules Yeah, there have to be a few rules. Tags need to comply with forum rules, so no tags that insult other users, no tags for promotion/advertising that would not be allowed in a post, no political statements outside the Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. Kinda what you'd expect. Tags should not be misleading. The basic rule is that the tags you assign should be meaningful for the thread and of potential use to users searching for tags. If you see an inappropriate use of tags, report the thread to let the moderators know, but for the most part we'd like to take a hands-off approach. Common sense is the key. Feedback Tags are new for MacRumors and if there are bugs, glitches, or problems with tags, please let us know and be patient while we try to smooth things out. Your comments and suggestions about tags can help everyone make the best use of this forum feature.