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Gmail labels rather than folders

Just wondering what other user's think of Gmail's use of labels rather than folders.  I rather like it.

Do you think that the scheme could be used to good effect in other apps? 

For example, would this forum have been better off with having a few labels, such as Design of Software, that posters could select when starting a new topic.

Rather than dividinng the forum, this would allow Some to browse everything and others to concentrate on individual areas.

It isn't my intention to discuss this forum, I'm just using it as an example.
Ged Byrne Send private email
Monday, September 06, 2004
Look Andrei, this forum has an echo.

Ged Byrne Send private email
Monday, September 06, 2004
Yeah, Ged, we have even synchronously selected exactly this sub-forum. :)
Andrei Sedelnikov Send private email
Monday, September 06, 2004
There could be multiple labels.
You can NOT file the mail into multiple folders.

Tags are proper word IMHO.
Wednesday, September 08, 2004

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