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Welcome to Wiki Life Wednesday, where we discuss tips and tricks about using TechNet Wiki!
For example, here are the tag results for Windows 7:
What the?? Why am I on there?
Anyway, you'll see the tag cloud on the right side of that page. The tag cloud is pretty sweet, because it tells you where the most content is as well.
Let me give you an example. One time, I was browsing the tag cloud, and I saw that the Turkish tag was bigger than any other languages (except for English and Brazilian Portuguese).
Here are the tr-TR tag results. Well that made me dig deeper to see what was happening with the Turkish community and why it grew that quickly. It started a lot of excellent conversations as we look to sync and grow the Wiki language communities.
So if you have a massive tag collection, like "Windows 7", then how do you use tags to drill down further?
Simple! You add multiple tags (I've done four without a problem).
The URL convention for filtering by multiple tags is as follows:
Read more here: Wiki Life: How to filter TechNet Wiki articles by more than one tag.
Let's say I want only the articles about TechNet Wiki that contain videos. Boom:
And guess what? We add language tags to the articles too! Even the English ones (en-US)!
That means you can use the Multiple Tags method above to search on specific languages. Let's say I want the PowerPivot articles that are in English only. Boom:
Let's go back up one example. Let's say I want only the English articles about TechNet Wiki that contain videos. Boom:
Want a menu of all the language tags? Go here:
Wiki: Non-English Language Title Guidelines
Want a menu of the tags associated when translating articles from one language to another language? Go here:
Wiki: Translation Tags (en-US)
And hey, guess what? There are other tags that have bucketized content as well (in addition to keywords and languages).
Here are our "Common Tags":
Wiki: Common Tags
These are tags that tell you what kind of article it is or what you'll find in the article (like a TOC, Table, image, video, Other Languages section, etc.). There's also a tag to track all the articles that came from TechNet/MSDN/Community forum answers!
Here's a list, but you should go to the article itself to get the latest updated list:
So that's the deal. Tags are... um... awesome, I guess.
TechNet Wiki is the one wiki to rule them all!!! Don't believe me? We also have comments!
- Ninja Ed