Making Tags More Useful and Helping Site Performance

Starting next week, the tags on your projects will become more useful. Tags will now be clickable and will take you to a search result page showing projects with the same tag.

We are limiting the number of tags allowed per project to 10, to encourage users to create more meaningful tags so they are more useful in finding both your project and related projects. We will also change the tagging and search algorithm, so the site will be able to handle more traffic. The new tag rules are as follows:

  • Projects can have up to 10 tags
  • Tags can be between 2 and 32 characters
  • Tags may not contain the word “LEGO” alone, but it is acceptable in multi-word tags like “LEGO Architecture.”
  • Tags may not contain the following special characters in a tag: , :, <, or >

Please check your project to make sure it has no more than 10 tags. On Tuesday May 22, we will automatically remove excess tags on projects including tags more then 32 characters.

8 thoughts on “Making Tags More Useful and Helping Site Performance

  1. That’s great news! I’ve heard a lot of people asking for something like this, and it will make it much easier to find projects on a specific theme.

  2. Heh, nice choice of tags on this post. :)I don’t think I’m alone in saying this was a feature I’d been hoping to see implemented on LEGO CUUSOO. Looking forward to the update!

  3. Thanks! Eager to hear your thoughts on this update once it is implemented. Clean up your tags. ;-)

  4. There once was a site,with unlimited tags.When traffic spikes came,it delivered just lags.With tags that were tidier,load time got mightier,and more supporters were in the bag!

  5. Awesome! The Tag system needed an overhaul. Their operation has confused many and that confusion has severely diffused their utility.

  6. Finally, I’ve been pissed off looking for Star Wars stuff but kept on seeing Optimus Prime as well, as well as other non-related items.I do wish you could delete those tags that are not really related to the project as well.

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