With football season upon us, we'd like to encourage everyone to use some of the new features that are available on SBN 2.0. Mainly this includes all the tagging features.
Basically, when you're writing on a team, player, or game, use the functions on the right side of the screen to tag appropriately, and then use
Our fearless SBN College leader, Peter Bean, wrote up an excellent synopsis at Burnt Orange Nation, which is quoted below:
While some of the features of SBN 2.0 might be considered 'take it or leave it,' depending on your preferences, one of the new site functionalities we'd really love to see everyone take advantage of is Event Tagging.
When composing a Fan Post or Fan Shot for SBN, authors will always have the option to tag the story using the various mechanisms on the right side of the posting page (shaded in blue). Note that one such mechanism is labeled "Events"; with it, an author can tag his story to a specific game/event in the site database. The beauty of the system is that all content tagged to any given event will appear on that game's event page.
For example, I've now tagged four stories to the Florida Atlantic-Texas game. By clicking on the "COMPLETE COVERAGE" button at the bottom of the "Upcoming Game" box in the left sidebar of BON's main page, a reader will be taken to the contest's game page.
Of all the tagging tools available on this site (there are many, they all are wonderful), this is by far the most useful. This site is driven in no small part by community-generated content; if all of you start event tagging when posting an item relating to a specific game, we'll all be the better for it by being able to browse pre-sorted game-relevant content in one tidy page.
And now, in case you struggle with basic drop down menus, some pictures. Hooray.
The only possible confusion might arise from that top right menu, which you'll need to change to 'Upcoming' for a game not yet played. If, however, you're writing on a Monday about the past Saturday's game, you'll leave the menu in the 'Completed' slot and choose the appropriate game before clicking 'add'.
It's that simple.
Obviously, this is is Texas related, but it works the exact same over at Addicted To Quack. If you're writing something about an upcoming game, tag that game, teams, players and anything else as you wish. For example, by clicking the complete coverage button for the upcoming Washington game will take you to a page that has everything written on that game (as long as it it tagged correctly).
There are lots of great features that we haven't taken advantage of since the site switchover a while ago, but with the season upon us, let's use everything the platform can offer! Thanks!