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Ok. #tags auto linking is now live. #tags within the post are only used for referencing and do not tag the post itself. This might lead to confusion in the future. Will definitely keep an eye on this in terms of usability.

One reason for this is that we don't want users to spam #tags at the end of a post. That's why we limited tag usage to three. Another reason is if I want this post to show up under /daniel/tags/Shimatta I would have to explicitly add a #Shimatta tag. What if that word doesn't even appear in the content of the post? Having a separate tags field gets rid of artificially adding #tags and makes categorizing posts and the content itself a lot cleaner.

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Optimizations for the #tags input field are now live.


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I'm currently improving the user experience for the #tags input field. It mostly comes down to some JavaScript functions that only allow certain characters, inserting a hash (#) when starting to type a tag and only allowing three tags to be added.

Here are some links I've used during development:

And here is a snippet that only allows letters and digits to be inputted into an input field:

$("body").on 'keypress', "input[type=text]", (e) ->
  if /^([a-zA-Z0-9\s#])$/.test(String.fromCharCode(parseInt(e.keyCode)))
    return true
    return false
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#tags are now live!

Users on Shimatta can now add up to three tags to their notes. We added that restriction so users only use tags which actually have relevance. At least that's the case for me. My Evernote is full with tags I've used a single time. Not really useful. I'll add auto completion sometime in the future when I've the time.

Tags within the body of a note are just for referencing for now (actually referencing does not work yet but will soon hehe).

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Since the beginning of this year I started to get more serious with taking notes while reading. I started using the Notes app that ships with iOS because it felt so easy just creating new notes and tapping away. While the app is great for capturing my thoughts I never really look them up again. I also want to have all my thoughts in the same place.

So while reading Sapiens today I was thinking "yeah, write that down here on Shimatta." But I didn't. Just posting a learning from a random book kind of seemed weird to me. I need something that I can categorise my posts with:



I know... Not that innovative you might think. True, but it's simple. It's the simplest solution that gets me from taking notes on the Notes app to posting them here because I don't feel like they will get lost in a random stream of thoughts anymore.

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