Discussion Group - Tips About Hashtags #guidelines


jbonline1111@...
 

This is very helpful.  I have noticed quite a few people using the #general hashtag, so many as to make it meaningless.
Can we not restrict the use of this hashtag to procedural questions rather than specific issues regarding our research?
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Barbara Sloan, Conway, SC   <jbonline1111@...>

Moderator Note:  The "#general" tag indicates a few things:

1. Regions of the world that are not covered by another hashtag.

2. All other research topics.

3. This tag was put on some 262,000 archived messages from the old (plain text) JGDG when those messages were absorbed in the new groups.io
    list message archives. Hashtags are helpful but not essential because the archive search feature of this new medium is so fast and efficient. 
    Any place name or family NAME or specific area of research in a message with the #general tag can be found quickly by searching for
    those words.           Click Messages then Search and enter the word / words in the search box and click Search again.       Moderator2


Joseph Feitler
 

Thank you. for your precise and wonderful  (which I Hope I can mange.. printing it out first..andfollow the directions -just like knitting directions!)
I hope to learn more and be able to manage it with my  computer. ALlmy best and thank you!!. 

Eleanor G. Feitler, Central NY State   <jgfeitler@...>

On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 1:14 AM Nancy Siegel <siegel.nancy99@...> wrote:

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JewishGen Discussion Group

A Few Tips About Hashtags

Hashtags are a powerful tool for indexing, categorizing, sorting, searching, and muting the Discussion Group postings by topic.

Are there certain topics you have no interest in reading about? Would you prefer not to see messages tagged with these topics? 

You Can “Mute” Hashtags to Filter and Decrease the Number of Messages You Receive 

Clicking on the “mute” feature allows you to stop receiving messages that are tagged with a certain topic in which you are not interested.

How to Mute Topics

  1. Visit  https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main  (You may need to sign in. This requires your Discussion Group password, not your main JewishGen website password. Tip: You may create the same passwords for both the website and the Discussion Group.)

  2. Once you are logged in, click on #Hashtags in the left-hand column (or, if you are on a mobile device, you may need to click on “more” first, then on #Hashtags).

  3. The hashtag chart will appear or click on “See All”

  4. Click the “mute” button on any topic you no longer want to read about.

  5. You can “unmute” a muted hashtag by following the above process and clicking “unmute”.

  6. If you need assistance, please contact the Support Desk at support@....

Hashtag Format

If you are adding a hashtag to your email, please follow the guidelines below. If you don’t add hashtags, the Discussion Group Moderators will do so for you.

  1. Hashtags can be added only at the end of the subject line of your email.

  2. Hashtags must be typed in lower case, such as #belarus or #translation.

  3. There are no spaces between the words for multi-word hashtags, such as #latinamerica, #southafrica, and #unitedkingdom.

  4. If you are adding more than one hashtag, a space is required between the hashtags.

  5. Please use only the approved hashtags. See the hashtag chart on the main page - you may need to click “See All”. https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main

  6. If you are unsure about what tag to use, don’t add one! The Moderator will do so.

  7. If you need assistance, please contact the Support Desk at support@....


Nancy Siegel 

Director of Communications

JewishGen.org

communications@...




 

 


Sarah L Meyer
 

What happens when there are two hashtags – one of which you have muted and the other one was not muted?  Also if you did not mute a hashtag does that mean that you are following it?

Sarah  Lee Meyer Christiansen

Georgetown Texas

 

 





 








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David Shapiro
 

Thank you for the clarifications about the use of hashtags. Recently I had an interesting case, and I didn't know how to deal with it. There was a message ( seeking information about a distant relative of mine, with a hashtag #southafrica. I had information about the family from Germany, and I replied, but I would have wanted to add a hashtag for Germany, since people who were interested in Germany, but not in South Africa, might have missed. I didn't (and still don't) know if it is possible to add a hashtag to a reply or how to do it. Could you explain what to do in such a case?

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Nancy Siegel
 
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JewishGen Discussion Group

A Few Tips About Hashtags

Hashtags are a powerful tool for indexing, categorizing, sorting, searching, and muting the Discussion Group postings by topic.

Are there certain topics you have no interest in reading about? Would you prefer not to see messages tagged with these topics? 

You Can “Mute” Hashtags to Filter and Decrease the Number of Messages You Receive 

Clicking on the “mute” feature allows you to stop receiving messages that are tagged with a certain topic in which you are not interested.

How to Mute Topics

  1. Visit  https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main  (You may need to sign in. This requires your Discussion Group password, not your main JewishGen website password. Tip: You may create the same passwords for both the website and the Discussion Group.)

  2. Once you are logged in, click on #Hashtags in the left-hand column (or, if you are on a mobile device, you may need to click on “more” first, then on #Hashtags).

  3. The hashtag chart will appear or click on “See All”

  4. Click the “mute” button on any topic you no longer want to read about.

  5. You can “unmute” a muted hashtag by following the above process and clicking “unmute”.

  6. If you need assistance, please contact the Support Desk at support@....

Hashtag Format

If you are adding a hashtag to your email, please follow the guidelines below. If you don’t add hashtags, the Discussion Group Moderators will do so for you.

  1. Hashtags can be added only at the end of the subject line of your email.

  2. Hashtags must be typed in lower case, such as #belarus or #translation.

  3. There are no spaces between the words for multi-word hashtags, such as #latinamerica, #southafrica, and #unitedkingdom.

  4. If you are adding more than one hashtag, a space is required between the hashtags.

  5. Please use only the approved hashtags. See the hashtag chart on the main page - you may need to click “See All”. https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main

  6. If you are unsure about what tag to use, don’t add one! The Moderator will do so.

  7. If you need assistance, please contact the Support Desk at support@....


Nancy Siegel 

Director of Communications

JewishGen.org

communications@...