First, serial, for stories is multiple posts. Not to be confused with multi, which is for posts with multiple pictures. It’s basically the same thing as the sequel tag I used on tumblr, but I decided that wasn’t a very good name. As before, viewing this tag won’t necessarily show a series grouped together, e.g. Ink and Dye is a two-parter with a long gap, so other serial stuff shows up in between. The best way to see all the posts from a series is to plop the title in the search box (without the number). As always, let me know if you notice any posts missing this tag.
And perhaps more interestingly, bestof. This is a collection of some of the most “liked” posts. It’s not a straight “10 likes or more” deal or anything, because over time posts have garnered more likes over all. I’m not sure if that means more readers, or just more people using the like feature, but anyway that wouldn’t have been a fair measure. So instead what I did is go through posts on the admin screen, which shows 20 at a time, and tag the most liked post on each page (my vote to break ties), so theoretically it’s the top 5%.
My plan is to go back once a month pick new “bestofs” for the previous month. (i.e. posts that are at least one month old). That’s going to be a modest amount of extra work to manage compared to a normal tag, so I’d like any feedback on this, whether you think it’s a good idea at all, whether you agree the posts on that list are actually “good ones”, etc. This is still an experiment and I’m not sure it will stick around.