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Testing the #Hashtags Function #Belarus

Rachel Kolokoff Hopper <r-hopper@...>
 

Testing to see if the hashtag function works. 

Sally Bruckheimer
 

I'm sorry, but do Hashtags have to do with anything. You have a long posting.

Rachel Kolokoff Hopper <r-hopper@...>
 

Well, understanding hashtags would require reading the information posted about them. But in a nut shell, they are supposed to give context to posts. Topics that include a hashtag should be grouped together, more easily searched, and presented as a thread. Whether or not they are useful for this group remains to be seen.

So, using this topic as an example I see that they DO work on the website. My assumption s that once a hashtag is created by any user all users can see it. I would be interested to know if this is, in fact, true. To test it, please do the following:


Click on “Hashtags” in the left hand menu

Click on #hashtags in the bright blue box

Above the bright blue box uncheck “Collapse Topics” if you see it is checked.

Below the blue box you will now see all the messages related to this topic.

I was actually hoping that it would group these messages in the emails that I receive but that did not happen, so my suspicion is that this function is only useful for reading messages on the website.

After reading more about groups.io I see that there is no admin function to force quoted replies. So it is either hashtags or copy and paste for those replying to a message. I do not see the copy/paste solution as viable for an active group.
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Rachel Hopper
Ft. Collins. CO



On Aug 1, 2019, at 7:49 AM, Sally Bruckheimer via Groups.Io <sallybruc@...> wrote:

I'm sorry, but do Hashtags have to do with anything. You have a long posting.

Jan Fine
 

Hashtags apply to social media postings and make subjects searchable. This is something I work with a whole lot, but haven't done much with it genealogy-wise.  Will take a look on the jewishgen link and see...

So far I a finding this beta a bit awkward.  


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Rachel Kolokoff Hopper <r-hopper@...>
 

A little bit more on hashtags. To see how they function for this group, log in on line and go to "Messages". All of the messages that have been posted to the group appear here. Above all of the messages you will see a blue # Hashtags box.

 

Click on the blue box and you will see all of the hashtags that have been created to sort messages by subject.



Click on the #test hashtag and now you will see a screen that shows the number of messages with the hashtag "test". Look for the little black circle with the number in it to see how many messages there are related to this subject. In this case there are 6 messages with the hashtag "test." 



Click on the subject (test) and now you will see all of the messages related to this topic. 

Subscribers can create hashtags as they post, and moderators can create hashtags after the message is already posted. 

One way to sort messages into subjects that you are interested in.


On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 07:56 AM, Jan Fine wrote:
Hashtags apply to social media postings and make subjects searchable. This is something I work with a whole lot, but haven't done much with it genealogy-wise.  Will take a look on the jewishgen link and see...
 
So far I a finding this beta a bit awkward.  
 

Jan R. Fine
J.R. Fine Design
Graphic Design and
Digital Photo Restoration Specialist
mobile 202-487-0055