His hashtag here expresses something not directly said in his post. Had he typed "I feel strongly about this" instead... would you have considered that a waste of space? It actually takes up more space!
His hashtag was nothing more than a symbol followed by a meaningless sequence of letters to me. I would liken it to code with arbitrary, meaningless short names for variables and/or functions in code. My preference would be to see something both more readable and descriptive, regardless of how much space it takes up.
For the most part I agree, but then again do we really care so much about the signal-to-noise ratio in, say, the Lounge?
We know what it is. I just politely asked you not to use it. Also, if you're referring to "those feels" by "an internet meme", then you're wrong; the meme is "that feel when <situation>". But again, I politely ask you not to bring it here. This site is one of the few not infected by memes and I'd like it to stay that way, please.
im going to go anti hashtag on this one. feelings aside if they should be used in this forum, the point of a hashtag is to show what everyone is saying using it, so like if i did a thread/post about a c++11 question and ended with #c++11 then i could see what everyone else had posted using that hashtag. but since admin hasnt implemented a system for this yet i dont think we should use them. (although if twicker were to implement that i think it would be really cool, because then when you post something with a hashtag (that is used correctly) then you might be able to see older posts and learn something new)
edit: @Lumpkin: can you link to the mc debate? im interested to read it
Hashtag (on social media sites such as Twitter) a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic.
That feature has no use in a forum setting as hashtags just do what forums do. You click on the hashtag (say #make_a_muscle) and you get a list of every tweet or post and spam made for that topic. Honestly forums are better because you can have an actual discussion with people rather than just seeing what every Tom, Dick, and Harry has to saw about a topic (not to mention it gets boring fast when you just read through and see random remarks for each tag).
I personally pray twicker is hardcore anti-hashtag.
actually your wrong and fred is right on this one. they arent the same thing bhx.
Interesting, means I've been misinformed all these years as that is what we were always told in our music classes (at least until they dropped music as a required academic course freshman year of high school). Our music teachers always just told us it was a simple number sign that is tilted a little and called a sharp.