Hierarchical Tag System?

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Hierarchical Tag System?

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Edited: Apr 1, 2008, 3:03am

Any chance we can get a hierarchical tag system? I like the tag system well enough myself, just would like it to be a little more structured at least from the perspective of the eye.

For example the latest book I read, Verdun 1916 by Malcolm Brown, i've added the following tags - French History, Military History, Western Front (wwi), First World War, and Read in 2008. They basically just show up like that, but I'd like it if I could have them appear more like this....

- French History
- Military History
------ First World War
----------- Western Front (wwi)
- Read in 2008

Minor request I know and probably not high on the priorities of much anyone, but i felt like asking.

Apr 1, 2008, 4:22am

The problem with that is that someone might tag a book about British politics during The Great War as "First World War". Or war poetry, or a historical novel set in The Great War, or ... you get the idea. Some people might even use "First World War" in multiple contexts.

Apr 1, 2008, 10:27am

Well, they're your own tags so you should be able to decide if you are going to use your tags that way or not. A better example might be the tags fiction, speculative fiction, and high fantasy. I'd like it if I just needed to enter high fantasy and the system would fill in the other two for me.

Apr 1, 2008, 1:14pm

I already do a hierarchical tagging system by separating the hierarchy with a colon.

So, my tags are like this:

fiction: classic literature

non-fiction: politics

And so on...

Apr 1, 2008, 2:36pm

I've already mentioned this in other threads for hierarchical tags but I figured that I'd say it here too: I'm a major proponent for hierarchical tags. I want them. I'd use them. They're very powerful when combined with combined tags. And I want to find the time to at least prototype their use here at LT. I just haven't gotten to it yet and I have a few other pet projects that probably need to be improved upon first (iPodThing, Timeline, etc.).