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Tag editing? [Jul. 3rd, 2007|06:12 pm]
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[daluci]
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I'm trying to find a client that would help with editing/re-adding very old tags in a community -- they're glitched, and aren't showing up on the actual tag pages. I was directed here from livejournal support, but I have no idea if this is where I should be. (:

Thanks for your time!
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[User Picture]From: azurelunatic
2007-07-04 12:14 am (UTC)
Eeek. So you can edit the tags on LJ, but not with that client, because the client's trying to edit the whole post. I understand what's going on here. I don't know of a client offhand that will solely edit tags, and I think this is a critical refinement of the standard Support "try using a client to edit tags" knowledge point -- that it may not work as advertised in communities unless the client has a setting for editing tags only. (I also volunteer in Support from time to time.)

Now I'm going through my brain trying to think of who I know who could develop a retagging-specific client, because (in my eyes) it's something that needs doing.

I know since the 1000-entry new tag limit came up, there's been a demand for an LJ-side re-tagging tool. I don't know if that's something that is technically feasible from LJ's side of things (it would be a huge load on the system on a level with the new mass security change tool), but now it looks like it's something that the current clients don't cover. Hm.

(Sorry. You just got my brain doing things, and I think I have an idea of people who are both bored enough, LJ-geek enough, and code-geek enough to think about poking. I may well get back here on this.)
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[User Picture]From: daluci
2007-07-04 12:39 am (UTC)
Any response is better than no response at all -- I could have gotten your brain doing things and you could have just dropped any contact. ♥

Thank you so much for your input. I'll still look around for something I can use, and I'll definitely keep your comments in mind.

If you do get a retagging-specific client, I would adore you forever -- there are nearing 5,000 different tags, and almost forty that are in need of archive work.
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[User Picture]From: azurelunatic
2007-07-10 10:36 pm (UTC)
I know if anything like that happens, it'll probably hit lj_nifty in short order. One of my friends wrote a script for re-tagging her own journal, but I don't think it's suitable for comms. Alas.
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From: grey_hunter
2007-08-16 11:48 am (UTC)
sorry for butting in but I have the same problem. did you get a solution for yours?
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[User Picture]From: daluci
2007-08-16 05:47 pm (UTC)
It's fine. (:

No, never found anything out. I've got... a lot more to do with the tags than just that (the 5,000 are almost down to 4,000, at the moment), so I've shoved that issue to the backburner. Sorry..

If you do find anything out, could you let me know?
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From: grey_hunter
2007-08-16 06:11 pm (UTC)
not yet, still searching. I can't even find where I can put in the tags in Semagic to edit my copied journals on IJ and GJ. *grumbles*
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[User Picture]From: azurelunatic
2007-09-25 01:01 am (UTC)
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From: grey_hunter
2007-09-25 04:52 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll check it out. :)
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