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Hi, I’m a librarian and I want to improve Tumblr with these words: Please DO tag your hate.
I know tags are places, spaces, communities—but tags are also subjects, topics, indexes of content. If your hate is about a particular show or ship, please tag it accordingly. When I learn about a new show by looking in its tag, I can learn more if I see the hate and the love together.
What if none of the books about how much Hitler sucked could be found by looking up “Hitler” because the authors and librarians had all respectfully avoided using his name?
What if you were trying to decide whether to buy a toaster online and you could only see positive reviews on the product page, and you had to work harder to see the ones that say “it sucked at first, but then it was awesome for three whole years and then it was not as good but still pretty good”? Okay that was Babylon 5 not a toaster but whatever.
My point is, if your post is about how Babylon 5 sucks, please tag it “Babylon 5” and the fans will do the same with their posts about how awesome it is, and people will actually be exposed to varying opinions. And that’s a very good thing. Unlike stupid Homestuck, which, really, who cares.
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