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Tagging at the end of your post

Children playing tag

Children playing tag

There might be many different words for what I’m writing this article about, but I’ve always known it as “tagging”. The word presumably comes from the game you play as a kid called “tag” where one person has to chase everyone else, and “tags” them (or we also used to say “tig”). The other person would then be “it” and responsible for catching and tagging someone else. The person who was “it” was the sole person who could move the game on.

So it’s this thinking why we use the word “tag” on the end of our posts, to signify that it’s another person’s turn to continue the game.

Tag another member

When you’ve finished writing your post, you might want a specific member to continue the story. Either you’ve left it on a cliffhanger that only that character can continue, or you’ve discussed in person (or by email, msn etc) about where you’re both going to take the storyline. So if you have a certain person in mind to continue the story, make sure you tag them at the end of your post. For example tagging I’ve seen is usually written at the bottom of your post like this:

<Tag John!>

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  1. JohnBromin
    June 9, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Hay, you are crazy Mr.Ball, you expect me to take on the volcano AND the ogre. Want me to get you some drinks while I’m at it? XD

    • June 10, 2010 at 8:23 am

      Haha maybe those examples are pretty extreme! Maybe I should have chosen something more believable than stopping a volcano!

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