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Display members as a tag cloud using custom fields as tags

I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but several of my members would like to have their membership searchable based off of certain meta tags that they can define. I would love to see a criteria in the membership profile for member imputed meta tags.

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  • Dmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @BigBen - yes, this does explain it better. The term Meta tag is usually used in much narrower meaning - web page met-tags - which threw me off.

    So in a nutshell you want a 'gadget' which would display a summary of your members by some custom attributes (meta-tags in a broad sense).

    I will adjust thread title to reflect this - hope this will help others to comment/vote on this.

    FYI - in our next update member directory will have a 'browsing' mode which is somewhat related. E.g. you can have 'Specialty' field for member records and have a list of all specialties with a count of records in each. People will be able to click on a specialty to see all records behind this.

    It might even be possible with some Java script wizardry to convert this into something like a tag cloud.

  • Ben commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What the membership of my site are looking for is something similar to the Popular Tags along the right hand of this site.

    A meta cloud that they would be able to list some standard phrases and some that they could define themselves. If it could be a gadget that I could drop on a few pages that would be perfect.

    I hope this explains my idea better then my original post.

  • Mike BD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    you are asking to have added something that is not on a standard page, let alone in the admin.

    If the site/content is well made/formated it will be found without a problem.


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