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A couple of weeks ago I added a feed to the main page of this site from del.icio.us that included items that are tagged "uwebd". More than anything, I did this to show it could be done.

As we move forward with this site, I have the following questions for everyone:

1. Do you use del.icio.us?

2. Do you use the uwebd tag for items of interest for the uwebd crowd?

3. Should we continue to display this feed on the main page?

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1. Yes
2. Yes, but I should do it more
3. Yes
1. yes.
2. Have not, but will now that I know
3. Yes
1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes, with a caveat.

It would be nice to have some guidance about how we're going to use it. I'm afraid it's possible this might get flooded with extraneous material that we already know about (one example is people bookmarking this site or discussions within it with that tag).

That said, the guidance in question might just be "please don't use the tag for anything within this ning site." Top page, sure, but groups/discussions? Is that necessary?
1. Yes... nearly every day.
2. I think so. We're trying to do something like this with our Penn State Web Standards User Group (see tag 'psuwebstandards', but it hasn't quite caught on.
3. Maybe. Anne raises a good point about tag spam.... I suppose we could run with it for the time being and see if junkiness becomes a problem. Remember, anyone could conceivable tag any site they wanted with the tag (think: dubious content), and have it be published on the site for all to see.
Has anyone effectively dealt with tag spam? We use del.icio.us a lot and have not identified a way to eliminate tag spam. While not a huge problem at the moment, it can be a nuisance. There is a fine line between the wisdom of the crowds and the ignorance of the masses.
1. Yes
2. No; I use highedweb, and by the looks of it, so do many other people. Can the feed be configured for multiple tags?
3. Yes. I like it.
I use del.icio.us and just went and tagged a couple articles that I think would be of interest to UWEBDers. I like having the feed here on ning, but agree with others that it would be a good idea to have some guidelines.
1. Yes
2. No, but I will now.
3. Yes. If it doesn't work out for some reason (i.e. massive tag spam) we can always change it later.
I like the feed. I just found some cool stuff on it.

That said, I can't stand del.icio.us -- I don't know why; I've tried to use it half a dozen times and I just bounce off it every time -- and I use ma.gnolia instead.
Here's one of my favorite articles on del.icio.us called The Del.icio.us Lesson from Bokardo. Yes, I've added it to del.icio.us and tagged it uwebd :)
1. Yes
2. No, but will start trying to remember :(
3. Yes

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