Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of Tagmap?

Tagmap helps people find others that are similar to them. It can help Internet users find people close to them that share the same interests as they do, help communities decide where to host meetups, or help for making online friends to socalize or play games with.

Read the about page for more information on Tagmap.

What is a tag?

A tag is a label that is applied to users on Tagmap, similar to how you might tag photos or posts. Users tag themselves with their communities and interests so that it is easy to find other users that share them. Typically a tag is a community name, noun, or adjective that describes a user.

Tagmap generates maps and user lists for every tag. If you want to appear on a specific map, you must tag yourself with its name.

Additionally, users that share tags with you will appear on your nearby and similar users pages, and the same for you on theirs.

For help on choosing good tags, read the tag formatting section.

How do I create a new map?

A tagmap is created for every tag that you add to your profile, and thus can be created just by adding a new tag to your profile.

Create a new tagmap »

Does tagmap cost money?

All features on Tagmap are free. Tagmap does not profit off of users in any way, although premium features may be added in the future.

What does the profile visibility option do?

There are four settings for profile visibility: public, restricted, location-restricted and hidden. The effects of these settings are explained in detail below.

public: All information on your profile including the location you set is public and can be viewed by anyone. This is the default setting and should not be changed unless you want to hide your profile from others. If you are concerned about the privacy of your location, please set it a comfortable distance away from where you actually live.

restricted: Only users that are logged in can view your profile or marker. You do not appear on maps or in search results to users that are not logged in. Your username may still appear in some locations.

location-restricted: Only users that are near you can view your profile and marker. Specifically, the user must be within the radius that you have set on your profile, which can be set to any value between 1 and 1,000 miles. In order for a user to view your profile or marker, they must be logged in and have a location set within your defined radius, or must be browsing from a location that is within the radius. Your username may still appear in some locations.

hidden: Your profile and marker are not viewable by any other users. You do not appear on searches or maps, although your username may still appear in some locations. This is useful if you want to browse the website with an account but still remain anonymous to others.

Your profile visibility can be changed on your settings page.

What is the proper way to format tags?

Tags are how Tagmap makes maps of users and helps you find similar users. You should tag yourself with your communities and interests the same way you would tag an image or blog post. You will not appear on any maps if you have no tags.

Tags should generally not contain verbs or phrases and should instead be a simple noun, adjective, or community name.

Examples of good tags: programmer artist friendly chess club r/pics

Examples of bad tags: programs a lot makes music is friendly is a chess club member subscriber to r/pics

When in doubt, try to keep tag names short and to-the-point, and prioritize using popular tag wordings over uncommon ones. As these are only guidelines to help you, feel free to add any tags you want as long they match the following requirements:

  • Tags can contain only the following characters: letters, numbers, and any of the following symbols: . / ( ) @ !'
  • Tags cannot be longer than 100 characters
  • Tags are automatically converted to lowercase

How do the nearby users and similar users pages work?

Nearby Users shows users that are closest to you geographically, but only if you have at least one tag in common with them.

Similar Users shows users that you have the largest amount of tags in common with. If multiple users are 'equally' similar to you, they are sorted based on how much information is filled out in their profiles. For example, users with an avatar, description, and verified email are shown before users that have none of these.

What is Profile Score and how does it work?

Profile Score is the system that Tagmap uses to encourage users to have quality profiles so that Tagmap is more useful for everyone. A profile score is a number between 0 and 100 that indicates how well your profile has been filled out.

Users with higher profile scores have priority in search results as most users would rather see interesting and detailed profiles instead of empty ones.

Increasing your profile score is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. For the maximum profile score of 100, a user must have a description of at least 30 characters, a verified email, an avatar, a location, and at least two tags.

What types of activity are and are not allowed on Tagmap?

Tagmap is relatively purpose-agnostic in that it is suitable for diverse set of use-cases. With that said, there are some types of behavior and activities that are prohibited on Tagmap. For a list of prohibited activities, please read our terms.

How do I delete my Tagmap account?

Your Tagmap account may be permaneantly deleted by logging in and using the 'delete account' button at the bottom of your settings page. If you think you might like to return at a later date, you may hide your account from all other users by setting your profile visibility to hidden instead.

How can I contact Tagmap?

For various ways of contacting Tagmap, please use the contact page.

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