Today I was browsing through steam, and I noticed that games on there had custom tags, such as RPG, singleplayer Action, etc. I then came up with the idea that it could be applied and useful in roblox too. Giving creators and perhaps players the option to add custom tags to their stuff. Players will be able to search the catalog or game page based on popular tags or tags they search for.
This can benefit both the player and the creator. For the player it will be easier to find the game or clothing to their liking. The creator wont have to write a long list of “tags” anymore in their clothing description or clothing title.
Apart from this, at the top of the game/catalog page (or anywhere else) there can be a small list of most popular tags. This can boost certain games, and can also be transferred into a nice statistic to see what roblox players like the most.
Also I have noticed when looking in the catalog for a certain item, it can be difficult to find it. For example when I search “red”, the first 100 pages of the catalog will be the same item dubbed “RED RED RED RED RED RED”. This problem can be solved by the tag system, by creating a filter which doesn’t allow double tags.
##Issues and Solutions
As I previously mentioned, creators will try to make a lot of tags which are the same but just differently spelled.
E.G. red r3d RED ReD red_ xred
This can easily be solved by creating a filter for the tags which prevents these double tags and denies them.
Creators will try to fit multiple tags into one, changing “beautiful” and “computergames” into “beautifulcomputergames”.
This can be fixed by adding a max length of characters to tags, so that only small useful tags can be made
Creators will make false tags. What this means for example is that they will create a tag “summer” for a winter themed game. This can be fixed by allowing players to vote remove tags. To prevent bots from abusing this, roblox can make a captcha check appear when a player votes for ~3 tags in a short timespan