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Steam Tags Leave Beta

The beta tag has been removed from Steam Tags, reports Steam News, saying the new feature is now ready for prime time:

With the launch of the Steam Tags beta back in February, we gave Steam customers the ability to "tag" any game or software with genres, themes, attributes, or any other term or phrase that would help customers find similar products. In the time since the feature launched, customers have applied tags more than 4 million times and across almost every product in the Steam catalog.

Our goal for Steam is to keep getting better at helping each customer find the next games that they want to play. Tags are a critical component in helping the Steam store better understand which products are related, which in turns contributes to better recommendations of games for customers. While there are a number of important components in making confident recommendations for customers, this blog post will focus primarily on tags.

So, how do we measure the effectiveness of tags? Let's start by looking at a couple areas where the store is currently generating recommendations and have been affected by the existence of tags.

If you visit a product page for a game on Steam, you'll notice a section just above the reviews called "More like this". With the addition of tags, we can better figure out which games are most closely related thematically and stylistically. As a result, the amount of traffic through the 'More like this" section of the product page has tripled, which indicates to us that customers are finding those suggestions much more relevant.

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5. Re: Steam Tags Leave Beta Aug 12, 2014, 12:52 eRe4s3r
 
Moog wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 12:09:
> no tags relating to DRM
Yup, very annoying... I've been caught out more than once by the tiny, out of the way "DRM" warning that Steam displays!

So I now use the Enhanced Steam addon in Firefox/Chrome... http://firefox.enhancedsteam.com/
which not only places the DRM display much more prominently towards the top of the page with a bright red background, so you can't miss it, but gives you some neat pricing info, too.

Here's what the Watch Dogs page looks like with it... http://s30.postimg.org/5zgd6fivl/Watch_Dogs.jpg

That's actually pretty damn impressive.. now if I could over the habit of only browsing steam whenever I accidentally open it and not ever over my browser ;p
 
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4. Re: Steam Tags Leave Beta Aug 12, 2014, 12:09 Moog
 
> no tags relating to DRM
Yup, very annoying... I've been caught out more than once by the tiny, out of the way "DRM" warning that Steam displays!

So I now use the Enhanced Steam addon in Firefox/Chrome... http://firefox.enhancedsteam.com/
which not only places the DRM display much more prominently towards the top of the page with a bright red background, so you can't miss it, but gives you some neat pricing info, too.

Here's what the Watch Dogs page looks like with it... http://s30.postimg.org/5zgd6fivl/Watch_Dogs.jpg
 
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3. Re: Steam Tags Leave Beta Aug 12, 2014, 11:08 eRe4s3r
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 10:57:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 10:31:
By now there are more banned tags than there are allowed tags.

It is my hope that the Steam tag system will eventually reach the level of IMDB tags which is awesome for its level of detail... even if it has its darker side....

At least that gave me something to watch for the evening Never seen whatever was the 1 result matching all these tags, but I found a stream.. hehe
 
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2. Re: Steam Tags Leave Beta Aug 12, 2014, 10:57 SimplyMonk
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 10:31:
By now there are more banned tags than there are allowed tags.

It is my hope that the Steam tag system will eventually reach the level of IMDB tags which is awesome for its level of detail... even if it has its darker side....
 
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1. Re: Steam Tags Leave Beta Aug 12, 2014, 10:31 eRe4s3r
 
Steam tags is nothing but a censored pile of bullshit PR... no negative tags are allowed, no tags relating to DRM. No tags relating to sexism or simply a "bad game" tag.. everything banned.

By now there are more banned tags than there are allowed tags.

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