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Dec 1, 2017, 10:00am Top

I have noticed that my tags that I added over a month ago have not been updated into the general tag section. How long should this take?

Dec 1, 2017, 10:39am Top

Can you explain what you mean by the "general tag section"?

Dec 1, 2017, 4:36pm Top

Ok I added my tags to many books and in the Book tag section I cannot see my tags.

These are my tags: London, Dysfunctional families, Anecdotal, Divorce, English Family Fiction, 2017 (edit) for Transit by Rachel Cusk.
As you can see they most don't appear in the Book tags

Dec 1, 2017, 7:48pm Top

Does every tag applied to a work eventually appear here or do they need to reach a critical number of uses before they make the list?

Dec 1, 2017, 7:57pm Top

Transit is the correct touchstone.

Dec 2, 2017, 3:34pm Top

Opps Transit . forgot to use the correct touchstone.

> 4 yes every tag , even the ones appear

Dec 3, 2017, 12:24pm Top

Maybe your collection was set to "my library" 588 books, but to see all your tags it should be set to "all collections" 2055 books? I see them all in "all collections."

Dec 3, 2017, 1:42pm Top

Wait. I'm confused. Are you looking at the work page where there is a tag block or are you looking at your library catalog, tag page? Or are you looking at the book details section where your entered tags should appear?

If looking at the work page, did you click on "Show All" to see all tags associated with that book? (With the touchstone example, 262 people own that book. Without show all, not all tags show.)

Dec 3, 2017, 3:43pm Top

I'm looking at the work page where there is a tag block> I know exactly how this works. All I am saying is that my Tags take at least month to update.

These are all the tags for Transit:

$19.10 (Processed for Ordering by MH on 1/23/17) 2010s 3 2016 2017 21st century 21st century literature Acquired in 2017 Anglo-Canadian Writers art B&T January 2017 B&T March 2017 book 2 in a trilogy Books Read 2017 borrowed Britain British author British fiction British literature Canadian canadian author children contemporary literature digital divorce dl England English English literature English teachers family fate FIC Cus fiction fiction17 First Edition first printing freedom Gender: female Giller Shortlist goodreads hardcover houses Import Unfiled library library book literary fiction literature London mature MPS January 2017 Nationality: Canadian neighbors New York Times novel NRC 9/12/16 oct16 part-read 2017 personal Published in 2010s Q1 17 R2017 read read in 2017 recommended relationships Romane & Erzählungen sequel to Outline signed signed by author tbr-one-of-these-days to-read trilogy UK unabridged USA W02 women women authors writing x2 xxx

These are my tags for Transit
London, Dysfunctional families, Anecdotal, Divorce, English Family Fiction, 2017

As you can see a number of my tags do not appear

All I am asking is how long does it take?

Dec 3, 2017, 5:33pm Top

Okay, now I wonder if Show All actually does Show All.

Dec 3, 2017, 6:35pm Top

>10 gilroy:

I think it's an updating issue. I have a tag that I use for books my book club reads. I am the only one who uses it. For books that I added up to and including June of this year, the tag shows. I didn't add any more until last month, and those don't show the tag.

Another book that I added in September of this year is also missing a tag, but a book added in late August which no one else owns has the tags.

Dec 3, 2017, 11:08pm Top

A book I added Sept 30, 2017 shows up with tgs, but the next one I added on Nov 9 does not. About 3 years ago, I noticed someting like a 3-4 month lag on tags. I wonder if the LT program to update tgs with the newest combination and separation proposals takes a lot of resources to run and so is done infrequently.

Dec 4, 2017, 9:21am Top

Everybody talking about this had me go and look at tags I have updated in the last few weeks or saw including one from yesterday and they updated with no issues. See Trolleys, Chester County and Philadelphia as examples over the last 2 days. Short answer. . . mine are updating OK and in a timely manner.

Dec 4, 2017, 10:58am Top

>13 ulmannc:

I think you misunderstand the issue. Your tags show in the Book Information box of the Work page, but not in the general tag box.

So you tagged Western Connecticut trolleys with "Trolleys", but the only tag in the tag box is "NRHS".

Dec 4, 2017, 12:34pm Top

>14 lilithcat: You are right. I never use that page for anything so I never look at it. For the way I handle my library, I must have decided (a long time ago!) that it was one less thing I needed to use.

Dec 4, 2017, 5:25pm Top

I believe that the tag block on the work page is only regenerated periodically since it takes too much effort to generate it each time someone looks at the page. I also believe that I've read that books that are in a large number of libraries take longer to update.

Edited: Dec 4, 2017, 5:51pm Top

Books that I added in October are now showing my tags.

Dec 13, 2017, 3:29pm Top

My tags are now complete up to the Nov 28. Thanx

Edited: Mar 11, 10:10am Top

The tag issue has reared its ugly head again. Tags entered for my books in February are still not appearing. Girl from Berlin.

Mar 11, 11:03am Top

>19 bergs47: I've noticed this too. Tags I added as far back as October 2018 aren't yet shown on the work page.

Mar 11, 4:29pm Top

Yes, for me to. But it doesn't seem systematic. For a number of books/tags added around the same time, for some books tags show on 'show all tags' and for others not.

Mar 11, 4:44pm Top

Years ago something similar was closed as "not a bug", being dismissed as "A matter of how often tags get regenerated for work pages":


Mar 12, 11:30am Top

Let me give an example

https://www.librarything.com/work/21996558 has 36 members and no tags. Are you telling me that not one one these has ever tagged this book

Mar 12, 12:11pm Top

>23 bergs47: Quite possibly. I don't know what percentage of users tag their books, but a quick check of WorldCat shows that book was only published in 2018 which for all we know could be the end of 2018. So if it takes several months for tags to show up on Work pages then it is quite possible that any tags that may have been entered just haven't shown up yet.

Edited: Mar 12, 1:04pm Top

>23 bergs47: Are you telling me that not one one these has ever tagged this book
>24 jjwilson61: Quite possibly

First copy I checked was cataloged by user doryfish with tags "2015-present, historical-fiction, library-books"; finished reading 7 Nov 2018 so presumably the tags were added around then.

badube has tags "to-read, favorite-authors"

Owain has tags "fml, ebook, didnotfinish"

mariajones1229, ALHS_Library, and Marysville_Library have no tags

Smiler69 has "Audiobook, Narrated by Cassandra Campbell, Library Book (National), OverDrive, Acquired in 2019"

Mar 12, 4:45pm Top

I rest my case we have proof now that tags have not been updated since the 18 of November

Edited: May 13, 12:56pm Top

Thanks for bringing this up! I've got tag updating on Tim's radar, and that should be running soon.

>22 lorax: is correct, though. It's not a bug, per se, but a manual process that we have to run periodically. I've set myself a calendar reminder so I can check on that more frequently.

Mar 13, 4:21pm Top

noted i will report back in a week or so

Mar 14, 8:33am Top

bergs47 (#28):

noted i will report back in a week or so

Given that the expected refresh timescale is several months, a week is probably too soon. Maybe give it another month?

Mar 15, 4:56am Top

For 10 years this has worked fairly effectively so why do we have to "wait several months"

Mar 15, 8:59am Top

I'd agree with you if it had worked fairly effectively, but I reported a similar bug back in 2013 and was told that it was just how things worked.

Mar 25, 6:33am Top

Tags have been updated now.

Mar 25, 1:08pm Top

>32 konallis: Confirming! Tags have finished updating.

Mar 27, 10:05am Top

Thanks for the effort I see mine are all done

May 5, 5:36pm Top

Its Happening again now more than a month

May 8, 10:22am Top

> 33 lorannen

Sorry if I am a pest but do you need reminding again

Thanks for bringing this up! I've got tag updating on Tim's radar, and that should be running soon.

May 13, 12:58pm Top

>36 bergs47: As mentioned previously, this is not a bug, and, unfortunately, not something we can simply set to run on a regular schedule and leave it to do its work. It's something Tim has to do manually. I'll let him know that you're waiting on the latest update.

May 22, 4:29pm Top

Thank you I see they are now updated

Yesterday, 1:57pm Top

>38 bergs47: Thanks for confirming! We're working at getting this done more regularly, but it's a multi-day process, based on the sheer volume of data that has to go through. So, basically, we'd have to be running it constantly in order to get all tags guaranteed to update on a monthly basis. Thanks again for your patience!

Edited: Yesterday, 3:28pm Top

>39 lorannen: Question: would it be possible to have a 'recalculate tags' option on the work page, similar to recalculate authors, covers and editions? I mean is it technically a viable option and thus worth an RSI

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ID: 276598

Category: Work pages

Assigned to all

Reported by bergs47

Status: Closed by member

May 22, 4:29pm

2 days since last change

By bergs47

Status log

Reported. bergs47 (Dec 1, 2017, 10:00am)

Closed by member. bergs47 (Mar 27, 10:05am)

Reopened. bergs47 (May 5, 5:36pm)

Closed by staff. lorannen (May 13, 12:56pm)

Closed by member. bergs47 (May 22, 4:29pm)


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