Disk Detective Talk

Blog Post & Tips: How to Collect Similar Images with Tag Groups

  • DZM by DZM admin

    Hi zooites!

    I've come to realize lately that one of the more useful features of the current generation of Talk is not very well-advertised or widely used. Certainly nobody's fault here... I myself didn't fully understand it until just the other day!

    With "tag group" collections, also called "live" collections or "keyword" collections, you can create a collection that is automatically populated with all of the images containing a certain hashtag. This is a great way to locate tagged images without having to rely on the (currently rather buggy) search system.

    In case there's anyone else out there who was unaware of this feature, or who has never tried using it, I've put together this blog post explaining what tag groups are and how to use them. I hope you find it helpful!

    Let me know if anyone has any more questions on this topic! 😃



  • onetimegolfer by onetimegolfer

    This is why I # : such as #noAO. You can back search and even better #13 would mean Multiple and Extended ; a lot less typing


  • Reyajh by Reyajh

    Thanks for that explanation Darren!!! I too didn't understand the whole hashtag thing until just a few days ago :p

    The article states that these tag groups are currently capped at 500 total visible images. Does that mean that we should be using it sparingly?

    For example: If something is and is tagged a multiple and or extended should I not waste effort tagging it as noAO or Known, etc. while I'm already there?


  • DZM by DZM admin in response to Reyajh's comment.

    I wouldn't say use anything sparingly! I hope that eventually we'll have a system for accessing images with the existing hashtags well beyond 500 of them.

    It's unfortunate that our Search currently doesn't support that, but we do know that the scientists can do larger collections by using the database. So no matter what, hashtagging stuff helps the science team!


  • Reyajh by Reyajh

    Great!!! Thanks..., Good to know that those efforts aren't wasted 😄