Tagging people in photos
Hi all, my first post here.
I talked about photos in general in the development Google group but I would like to focus here on tagging people (contacts) in individual photos in Diaspora. I'm surprised this subject hasn't come up (from what I could find) - I think photos are basically what drives social networks, and tagging encourages people to share and comment on them. To make Diaspora truly social it is a must IMHO. Currently many people upload artistic photos but not so much of their friends, vacations, etc. For anyone coming from Facebook, even if he is aware of its big shortcomings, the lack of this feature will be very noticeable and may be a "deal breaker". I'm not a dev myself (I do have some website admin and setup experience) but I would like to see this being added, maybe even given a high priority. What do you think?
Poll Created Sun 9 Feb 2014 4:32PM
Tagging ourselves in photos, and allowing contacts to ask us to be tagged Closed Wed 19 Feb 2014 8:09PM
Tagging people in photos shall not be implemented as suggested here. Since the majority which turned it down is not very big, I may make a revised proposal based on further input. Thank you for the feedback.
So after everyone's input my suggestion is as follows:
1. We will be able to tag ourselves in photos uploaded by us, or uploaded by others and visible to us.
2. Our contacts will be able to send us a special request to tag ourselves in photos visible to both of us. When "accepting" this request, we will become tagged in that photo (i.e tagging would be still initiated from our side for privacy reasons).
3. In photos we will only see tagged people if they are contacts of us.
4. There will a user option to disable tagging requests from others (off by default).
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
|Abstain||30.3%||10||R D DU|
|Undecided||0%||129||MS AA S CB GC AX PC|
33 of 162 people have voted (20%)
Mon 10 Feb 2014 7:16PM
If it weren't for points 3 and 4, this would be a no vote. I think photo tagging is annoying. I don't like photo tagging at all, but if someone wants to waste their time developing, I'm not stopping them unless it affects us without our consent.
Tue 11 Feb 2014 11:08AM
Tagging photos is an awful, invasive feature from FB and I really wouldn't want it in D*. However, if potential privacy leaks were locked down, I would not block it. Otherwise, my vote is NO.
Tue 11 Feb 2014 11:09AM
Tagging photos is an awful, invasive feature from FB and I really wouldn't want it in D*. However, if potential privacy leaks were locked down, I would not block it. Otherwise, my vote is NO. In any case, it wouldn't get priority.
Wed 12 Feb 2014 5:14AM
I think this is unnecesary, because we can already @ mention whoever we want when making a post (and uploading a photo) with all the privacy politics we already have.
Also, all devs must be very careful about privacy when coding this: so difficult
Thu 13 Feb 2014 6:37PM
Changing my vote. Tagging photos is an awful, invasive feature from FB and I really wouldn't want it in D*. We have @-mentions in D* if someone wants to 'tag' someone else. Let's leave it at that and not introduce some other, unnecessary system.
Thu 13 Feb 2014 9:56PM
Thinking about the diaspora* success by implementing such feature instead of telling you my personal preferences, and considering the user privacy will be granted by well implemented 2, 3 and 4, I consider this could be a good feature.
Fri 14 Feb 2014 2:16PM
As I said, I don't like that much the idea, althougt I do understand others positions. With privacy on very top, I wouldn't mind having this feature.
Fri 14 Feb 2014 2:31PM
I'm gonna change my vote. I do understand those who see this feature as important, but the @mention feature, the fact that if you see someone you know in a photo then "no reason" to tagg him/her, and above all the privacy "leak" makes me say no.
Sun 16 Feb 2014 5:07PM
Seems low priority though...
Edit: changed from agree to abstain - Sebas P. has a strong argument.
Sun 16 Feb 2014 5:31PM
Strongly against implementing this. I never used personal pictures of myself and will not tolerate if others try to upload my pic and -even worse tag it with my name.
Period and end of discussion for me.
Sun 16 Feb 2014 6:16PM
The proposed solution is good regarding privacy, so why not? I think people who think of tagging as offensive should be able to disable that feature/the notifications.
Wed 19 Feb 2014 11:07AM
The argument was, we need that to see more communication between diaspora user. IMO, be able to recommend friends, photo albums, xmpp chat... are way more important than tagging in photos to solve this problem.
Robin Stent - Outreach
Wed 19 Feb 2014 12:25PM
Although I think this is a good idea I have voted against because I think it needs a detailed proposal as to how it would work. Perhaps you could take on board some of the comments and come back with a new more detailed proposal.
Wed 19 Feb 2014 6:41PM
There is an option within this proposal for users to totally disallow themselves to be tagged - so I'm not sure why some of the previous people have such as a strong objection to this being something other users can allow?