|Standardized Thread Tags|
Sponsors use standardized Tags on threads in their forums to make it easy for members and guests to find announcements on their products, news about products they are developing, answers to product questions posted by other members, reviews of their products by other members, etc.
Sponsors use a Tag which categorizes the thread as defined below:
|Finding Sponsor threads by category or products by forum association|
Sponsors add Tags to threads in their forums so they are easier for MINI2 members and guests to find. One Tag categorizes a thread. On threads which announce new products, group buys or special orders an additional Tag, if applicable, identifies the public forum associated with the product offering. A Search Popular Tags is used to find threads by category or products by forum association:
|Using a Sponsor forum Popular Tags pool|
The Sponsor Guidelines requirement for Sponsors to use Tags on their business related threads results in a Popular Tags pool at the top of each of their forums:
Unfortunately, the Tags software was designed such that clicking on one of the tags in the pool results in a list of threads by all Sponsors sorted in Last Posting Date order. However, A Search Popular Tags can be used to list threads for a particular Sponsor in Thead Start Date order:
|Sponsors: Using Firefox Signature for Tags|
Since your browser "remembers" the entries you type in the Tags field on a new or existing thread, a Tag or combination of Tags will only have to be typed once, as long as you don't clear your browser's Form History. As you begin to type a Tag a drop-down list will appear and you can select the appropriate Tag if you previously typed it.
To illustrate, NewMiniStuff who offers exterior, interior and ICE products for both the 1st and 2nd Generation MINI would see the following when creating a new thread to announce a product or when replacing the Tag on a user's thread after answering a question the user had about a product:
Firefox users can take advantage of the Signature Add-on and use its Insert Signature feature for Tags, eliminating any typing whatsoever:
Creating Tags in Firefox Signature
|Sponsors: Subscribing to your forum|
How quickly you respond to users questions in your Sponsor forum may influence how they perceive your customer service.
If you don't check your forum on a daily basis, you should subscribe to your forum so you will receive email notifications when posts are made there: