Assistance desired. How to offer your input. Content flows explained.

All in all, one of the most important ways to help the swimming profession is for coaches to help each other and for coaches to take care of swim coaching's largest platforms for sharing ideas.

More than 20,000 have been granted access to Facebook's Swim Coaches Idea Exchange Group as of August 2020. Its value has been tremendous. Let's all work to sustain its helpfulness, its growth and overall value. 

#Hashtags

Number sign, #, and tick-tac-toe symbol.

The #hastag is a metadata character that can be used within social media networks, including Facebook's Swim Coaches Idea Exchange Group (SCIEG) as well as Twitter.

Readers, bloggers, conent creators, users and organizers can use hashtags to help find content of a similar theme.

Four Key Hashtags within the SCIEG:

#Archive_ISCA_Wish

#Archive_ISCA_Prelims

#Archive_ISCA_Done

#Archive_Read_ISCA

Best practices, how and when to use #hastags.

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  • Use within the SCIEG.

#Archive_ISCA_Wish

  • Use when you post, read or comment upon valuable content that should be saved and folded into a summary posting. 
  • Says, "Wow. That's a keeper!"
  • Tag says, "I wish that someone would look here and harvest these ideas for our collective well of knowledge."
  • Further refinement is expected. 
  • Tag raw golden nuggets that should not be ignored.

#Archive_ISCA_Prelims

  • Use within a thread within the SCIEG after you or another has made a summary post in the archives of Read.SwimISCA.org. 
  • Says, "A draft was started or updated within the archives."
  • Okay to repost content in both the SCIEG and Read.SwimISCA.org.
  • Says, "Come and add more enrichment to this topic area." Tag calls for further discussions and extra insights. 

#Archive_ISCA_Done

  • Use when you are sufficiently satisifed that the depth and breath of the conversation has run its course.
  • Says, "Here is a summary. Others can re-address this topic in the future."
  • Expectation is dual posting. Content should appear in the SCIEG with the #Archive_ISCA_Done tag ane within Read.SwimISCA.org. 

#Archive_Read_ISCA

  • Use when you see a newbie ask a question or begin a discussion topic that has already been well archived and turned into a summary posting within SwimISCA.org. 
  • Says, "Go check the archives."
  • Says, "Your input is valued, but better positioned within the existing body of knowledge."
  • Says, "Let's not re-create the wheel again and again. Read and react by improving the archives." 
  • Many Facebook groups and pages are inundated with repetitive questions, seemingly every week. Post the tag to say, "Question noted. Already answered." 

Organic evolution of tags

In the seasons to come, other hashtag norms can be deployed and utilized.

  • Extend the hashtag with version numbers, i.e., #Archive_ISCA_Done_v1.1
  • Extend the hashtag with topic names, i.e., #Archive_ISCA_Wish_squadmusicvideo
  • Instagram's limit of 30 hashtags on a posts caused hashtags to jump within the post's content.

What are your favorite hashtags?

Use the comment box below to share.


Organic evolution of tags

In the seasons to come, other hashtag norms can be deployed and utilized.

  • Extend the hashtag with version numbers, i.e., #Archive_ISCA_Done_v1.1
  • Extend the hashtag with topic names, i.e., #Archive_ISCA_Wish_squadmusicvideo
  • Instagram's limit of 30 hashtags on a posts caused hashtags to jump within the post's content.

What are your favorite hashtags?

Use the comment box below to share.


Bridge between SCIEG and Read.SwimISCA.org

If the above hastags are used, then the heavy lifting involved with the copy-paste of content migration, editing and distilling the summary postings can occur by those at the Webmaster-Team@SwimISCA.org. 

A human touch is needed. 

If you'd like to volunteer to assist, begin by using the hashtags within the SCIEG threads. Then use and post drafts to the conent boxes at the bottom of all the pages on Read.SwimISCA.org.

As relationships develop and as the content stream expands, more and more people can request and be granted editor rights to help to manage the archive pages. 

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