WordPress Tag Abuse! – My Plea To WordPress.com
Posted by The Critic on February 5, 2007
Its about as simple as the picture I just took under the very popular wordpress tag life. I wont go into details about how its done.
My quest is to get WordPress to fix it so that others will stop abusing the system. PERIOD!
I recently made this topic here in regards to a user that used the method “gaming” all the time in the wordpress category/tag page system to keep their post above all others and on the front page while other hard working bloggers wisped away to the lower sections by date of post etc. In doing so It created a nasty fuss as you can see here. This was not my intent but it turned out that way so be it.
Some of you have noticed that certain users post seem to always be on top when you search under wordpress tags. These users are simply manipulating the system and I don’t like it and neither should you.
So that the blogger I recently wrote about can see that my complaint is not just about them I took this snapshot of another blogger just a few minutes ago under the first page of wordpress.com’s tag “life” one of its most popular tags and here’s what it looked like. Click here to see the photo in in full size
Notice the age of the topics They range from 2 weeks to one year. Should they be above your post you wrote an hour ago? Notice how many are there and I can only show you half of the screen in this picture.
I am asking anyone and everyone that works hard on their blogs to step up and write to wordpress support so this can hopefully be put to an end. If we don’t it will only get worse as time goes on.
PS. This has nothing to do with persons using excessive tags etc. as that’s an option we have available and to our discretion. I just used a ton of tags on this post, but dont think for a minute that it’s the same as what I’m talking about above. Its done another way but I dont want to have everyone in the world learning the method. Just don’t confuse the difference in the two.
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