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The Mammoth MSB Tag Project

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The tagging project is complete! I’ve gone back and tagged every single one of our 1,900+ videos on our website. It was a painstaking, tedious, time-intensive process, but it was totally worth it, because it was the right thing to do to best serve our students and alumni.

If you check out the tag cloud at the right-hand side of this page, you’ll see the top tags that appear among the 1,400+ posts (remember that some posts feature more than one video). After going through all the years, it’s interesting to see whose names appear most in the cloud as the most prolific contributors (from a volume standpoint anyway).

Pat Burchill holds the current individual tag title (so to speak) with 45 tagged posts. Only Dan Bargar, Mark Pomella, Paul Murphy, and Robbie Rhodes join Pat in the 40+ tag range, although we still have some archival additions to post from 2012-2013, which will likely see Junior Brown-West surpass 40 tags as well.

If you click on someone’s name in the tag cloud, you’ll see that every post that person appears in will come up in a list, so if Dan Bargar, for instance, swings by and wants to find anything and everything he appears in online here, he can click his tag and instantly find every field report he did, every PSA he was in, and every other video he was a part of producing.

The goal for our students moving forward should be to earn a spot in the tag cloud by making sure that a click on their respective tags produces a lengthy list of memorable video products.

Of course, the tag cloud mainly tracks videos (on a comprehensive level anyway) from the middle of the 2008-2009 school year on, and even then it just measures the volume of video contributions and/or appearances, so some of our most legendary MSB stars like Colin McElaney, Pat Shay, and Katy Harnish don’t appear on a measure of volume, but they stand at the top of any chart that measures the depth and quality of contributions to the MSB program.

Nevertheless, if you don’t see your name in the cloud, all you need to do is use the search box to find one video you were in, and down at the bottom of that page (just above the “reply” box), you’ll find the tags applied to that post. When you click on your name in the tag section, you’ll get a list of every video in which you’re tagged. Hopefully this new search and organizational feature comes in handy when you’re trying to show a video to your college buddies, or just trying to reminisce and have a few laughs with your old high school friends.

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