The Admin Zone
I used to hate them as well - but now ... The concept seems so familiar. I don't use Twitter - but I see a lot of Facebook users actually using hashtags as a means of 'bookmarking' their content for future reference. For instance - I hashtag recipes on Facebook with #YUM and can easily reference each of the hashtagged posts. It's convenient and an easy way to reference others' content with the same hashtag. I'm kinda on the fence as well as concerns TAZ use of hashtags - but straddling the fence while having the ability to reference others' stuff seems a good idea. Even though I voted 'hell yeah' - could probably take it or leave it...
I think #hashtags can be useful for saying #vBulletinStuff or #BestXenforoAddon, etc... And TAZ generally is not a community that does t3xtspeAk. It's generally a forum of website/forum administrators trying to better their craft, maintaining an adult level of sophistication. You're likely thinking of how it can be abused as opposed to the positives...
Yesterday several members uploaded their #vBulletinPlugins to the TAZ resource manager. It'd be a kewl to click the #hashtag and find similar content. I mean - even if I were to hashtag #HorribleMusic in the 'what you listening to thread' ... perhaps someone else had share their horrible music with the #hashtag. I suppose what I'm trying to say is that the hashtag functionality (could?) would index like-minded discussion for easy access. Perhaps you could hashtag #GamingGeek in one of the myriad TAZ threads that deal with gaming and have the hashtag go 'viral' for other TAZ members who want to speaking about their experience as a #GamingGeek LOL IDK...
Just an idea/suggestion.