Tagging maps in Colonial Space

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Grauniad

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on: December 23, 2013, 10:50:10 am
It is possible to use unique "tags" in the text descriptions of maps.

So if an author wants to tag a series of maps they can all have the same "hashtag", for Instance "#ConquestSeries" and then other players can filter by that hashtag.

Also possible is closer identification of maps by characteristics. eg.  #Series, #hard, #small, #puzzle, #CRPL, #noCRPL, etc. are all a few of the off-the-cuff ideas.

For those of you that have already uploaded map series, after Christmas I'm sure Virgil would not mind adding the necessary hashtags to your maps.

Also, I'm thinking that there is room for innovation in that area and we may see how this idea takes off.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2015, 09:20:59 pm by Karsten75 »

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Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 09:22:06 pm
I've uploaded my backlog of maps, using the following tags:

#Digitalis / #NoDigitalis = Indicates whether a digitalis threat is present.
#Spores / #NoSpores = Indicates whether a threat from spores is present.
#TechLimits / #NoTechLimits = Indicates whether the map significantly restricts the player's technology.  If it does, I also tag specific examples such as #NoBerthas or #NoTerps.
#CRPL = Indicates that the map includes special scripting.
#Puzzle = Indicates that the map's main challenge lies in figuring out what to do, rather than doing it.
#RealWorld = Indicates that a map is based on a real location rather than on fictional geography.  I've also used more specific tags such as #Asia.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2013, 09:23:40 pm by ThirdParty »



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Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 10:35:11 am
In my more recent maps, I've included tags (much as TP said) such as the following:

#Digitalis - #noDigitalis
#CRPL - #noCRPL
#Islands - indicating that the map is comprised of many 'islands' of terrain.
#Void - indicating that void comprises a significant portion of the map.
#Alpha - indicating that the map was updated to it's present state from the Alpha Sector.

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Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 02:12:32 pm
More tags moved over from the less successful Colonial Space #description_tags topic

USEFUL INFORMATION
#Digitalis
#NoDigitalis
#Spores
#NoSpores
#CRPL
#NoCRPL
#CustomEnemy
#Sounds or #CustomSounds
#NoSounds or #Silent

GENRES
#puzzle
#survival
#void
#CW1
#CW2

FORMAT
#islands
#landmass

DERIVATIVES
#CannotGuaranteeSporeFree

CLAIMED
#Jmaps (J only)
#NinjaMaps (Ninjadude501 only)
#3P (ThirdParty only)
#Costarella (Clean0nion only)



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Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 03:02:04 pm
#MadMag      = Me
#EasterEgg   = Will definitly have one, if not posted as a tag, there might be one.. search..
#Detail         = Special graphics on units and terrain
« Last Edit: February 07, 2014, 03:07:12 pm by MadMag »



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Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 09:05:52 am
If the map requires a shield key, a tag to reflect that. Something like

#RequiresShieldKey: (Map name or number)

It should probably also be up front in the description so people can tell at a glance, and without reading the entire map description first. I can envision spoilers for a map series like ETG being there, so it's good to make it a bit harder to find those by accident. Incidentally:

#Series: Map 3



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Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014, 09:07:26 am
#teks = me  ::)
#ACassist = either AC helping you for free, or assisting AC in winning (ie powering pyramids)
#firepower = lots of PZ's either available at the start or as you go along, generally means it's a dense creeper map

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Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 05:29:57 pm
I said this in another thread, but here goes:

We need a way to upvote / downvote / add hashtags to maps. This way the tag system would be more democratic, the tags would gain relevance, and there would be a uniformity of tags to use.

Don't make a slog just because. Be like Master Mapmaker SPIFFEN:
(...)Difficulty is subjective. (...)
SPIFFEN chooses to rate each map as trivial because they believe that the difficulty of the map depends on the capability of the player.
BAD RATING: MEASUREMENT OF MAP HARDNESS.
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Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 06:51:53 pm
I said this in another thread, but here goes:

We need a way to upvote / downvote / add hashtags to maps. This way the tag system would be more democratic, the tags would gain relevance, and there would be a uniformity of tags to use.

seconded!

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Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014, 07:25:32 pm
Thirded.

Also the ability to click on a tag and see all maps with that tag, like with the author field.

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Reply #10 on: February 18, 2014, 08:03:08 am
I'm not so convinced about the up/down vote but I have to agree about being able to add tags on maps, however this gives a great occasion for trolls who would add usless/wrong hastags to every map which would then need to be removed by mods... Or if normal users could also remove tags the trolls would remove all tags on the maps...

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Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 09:59:32 am
On kongregate You can also voet for and add new tags. Tag score=upvotes-downvotes. Only the best 3-5 tags are shown. For CS it it probably better to allow up to 10 tags per map and all tags with a score of at least 5 when searching for tags. (all tags are kept, but only best 10 shown outside tag voting)


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Reply #12 on: February 18, 2014, 01:55:12 pm
What if I'm looking for a very specific tag? For example, most/all of my maps so far are tagged with #Costarella. If that tag isn't voted enough then my maps won't appear in that search.
Unless I'm horribly misinterpreting this, which is likely.



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Reply #13 on: February 18, 2014, 03:14:48 pm
I would think any such system should augment, not override, the author's description hashtags. Author's list + 5 community tags, perhaps.

Do we really gain much with such a system though? How may good map markers are not tagging their maps in a useful way?

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Reply #14 on: February 19, 2014, 04:32:55 am
Rather than the 5 best I would choose to have all tags over a certain rating because there may be many tags to indicate the same thing, for example #digi #digitalis #hasdigitalis and so on, if I search for #digitalis but those in the top 5 are #digi(9.8/10) #crpl(9.6/10) #spores(9.3/10) #void(8.9/10) and #series(8.4/10) even if #digitalis is voted 7.6/10 I won't find the map because I searched for #digitalis instead of #digi.

I do think it's necessary because
a) There are some authors who don't use hashtags
b) Someone may place #digi on his map but not #digitalis, so I wont find his map if i search for #digitalis
c) An author may not use all the hashtags available, for example there could be an author who made a map consisting of some islands in a sea of creeper, similar to 3p's hawaii, but he only uses the #CRPL #digitalis #runners hashtags without using #islands and #nospores so if I search for #islands or #nospores I don't find his map.

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