Hashtag channels are being used incorrectly

Not gonna lie, I think Hashtag channels are really cool, but over the past few weeks I (and probably you too) have seen it being used incorrectly. People are using multiple tags for something completely irrelevant to get views and likes or whatever. Here’s an example of what I mean.

I promise you if you explore the different hashtag channels you will come across one of these. And it is working, you do get a lot of attention by doing this.

Overall, I made this topic to hear your opinion. Do you think hashtag channels need more improvement and filtering, or do you think it’s fine the way it is?

@The_Tatos_Of_O

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I agree

Although manual filtering would take a lot of work for THT

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I think you should have a limit of one or two hashtags per project. It’d make things a little less spammy.

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i think instead of putting the hashtag in the title, hs need to create a multiple choice list with a max of 1 or 2 channels

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Yes and with a warning
‘Your project has to be relevant to the hastag you chose.’

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Yeah, I was thinking of something like a report button that the community, although it doesn’t remove the project, instead just giving a small warning not to do it again.

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this was originally a feature, i’d love to see it come back so i wholeheartedly agree.

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i agree.

(I love polls!!! where is the poll???)

agree or no
  • I agree
  • Its fine how it is
  • I dont agree

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oh here

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I wonder why they would remove it

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they should get some volunteers too manually filter them maybe as like a small team from forum users

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@Yuanyuan this would be interesting too bring up with the team

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A channel is for what it was built for. Not to be exploited so you can get more likes and plays
Imagine a TV channel that has a sponsor for every living second? That would be annoying. this is the exact same situation

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Maybe they forgot to put it back?

Yeah that would work

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We’re working to eliminate duplicate projects and remix projects to help reducing spams in the Hashtag channels - I cannot guarantee a date for this release but it will happen!

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It’s great to hear that you are working on improving these channels! I was just about to mention that some kind of filtering would be great for the hashtag channels, so it’s cool to hear that you’re working on it.

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Good point I got into that mistake once…

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SOOOOOOO agreed! I see this ALL the time! When #story came out, I loved it because of all the great stories! But you can look and find a ton of JUNK. :unamused: Whatever happened to the hashtag channels?!?

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