Good question, Mudge.
You can use the replace tag feature to change all instances of new_tag to new tag. To the best of my knowledge, there isn't a way to make wholesale changes. You must have permission to replace tags to accomplish this.
To replace a tag:
1. Starting in the tag cloud, click an underscore tag that you want to replace.
2. Choose Tag Options > Replace this tag everywhere.
3. Type the replacement text and click Replace.
Hope this helps. I'll add a note to the tagging guide next time I update it.
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Huh? What is a tweetup? Is this some new kind of coming attraction? Well, yes, it is.
For the uninitiated, a tweetup (short for Twitter meetup) is a real, physical gathering of people who arrive at the meeting location as the result of the twitterers they're following. It's a chance for people who typically connect in 140 character bursts to actually meet and mingle face to face.
The tweetup in question here is scheduled for next week in New York. The venue is the Blue Fin 2nd Floor Bar on Broadway at 47th St. And the organizers are the Lithium folks attending the dCRM conference. One notable guest will be Forrester's Dr. Natalie.
So if you're in the neighborhood, you're cordially invited to drop by and meet some of the people behind @LithiumTech and the #scrm hashtag.
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In response to a number of requests we've received, we're about to introduce multi-word tagging so that community members can use phrases as tags instead of just single words.
This new feature adds one more check box to the Tagging Settings: Turn on Multi-Word Tags. That's all there is to it from the administration side.
For community members, we have updated FAQs that describe the new tagging feature and explain how you can tell whether a community uses one-word or multi-word tags.
The secret is in the prompt that community members see when they click in the Add Tag box.
If your community allows only one word tags, you see this prompt: Use spaces between tags.
If your community allows multi-word tags, you see this prompt: Use commas between tags.
That's all there is to it.
PS: If you want to migrate existing tags that contain underscores to separate words, you can easily replace the old form with the new one. See the attached Tagging Guide for more information.
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As ScottD mentioned in the Lithosphere Log, we're going to be posting items from the Lithium product documentation library as attachments to articles in this blog.
Here's the way it will work. Each week, I'll be posting an article that talks about a Lithium platform feature. And attached to that article, will be the PDF version of the corresponding guide.
The vast majority of our guides are geared to community administrators, and include information about what the feature is, how it works, how (and why) you might use it in your community, and instructions for turning the feature on and configuring it.
Ready? Here goes.
Following up on my last post about ideas, today's installment is also about ideas.
Ideas—everyone has them and given the slightest encouragement, most people are willing to share theirs. If you ask them, your customers will tell you the enhancements and new features they want, the topics they’re interested in hearing about at your next user conference, or even what you should call a new product.
The challenge is to capture those ideas in a systematic way, identify the most important ones, and provide feedback and encouragement to keep the ideas flowing. Customers need to know that you are listening and acting on their best ideas. However, these are challenges that online communities in general and Lithium Idea Exchanges in particular are uniquely designed to meet. (Hey, we wouldn't be spelling out the challenges if we didn't have a solution.)
Whether you're jump-starting a new community or adding a new dimension to an existing one, idea exchanges provide an easy way to embark on or extend the conversation with your customers.
The full document is attached here for your reference – let us know if you have any questions or feedback!
Image: From WikiMedia
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