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asked Oct 24, 2011 by Walter Williams Gold Sawtooth Software, Inc. (16,250 points)
I really am thankful of the new structure, it should make "solutions" easier to be found. Is there a small "signature" module within the platform as well?

For now I've added my SSIWeb version to my name, so that when I post something it is clear which version I'm asking help for. Using Tags might be a bit too much to indicate versions.
Good idea on the sig and how it relates to version number.
There is one available.  I am only reluctant to use it because of the way people often embellish their signatures to the degree that it is difficult to separate the signatures from the content.

When it comes to versions, I would recommend using a tag such as 'ssi-web-7'.  If you simply use the version in your signature or username, it will be more difficult in the future for others to find version-specific information.
stupid of me.... I thought tags for versions would be bloated in cases of a general question, I was thinking to myself "who would enter v6 ,v7  etc" It never occurred to me to not put any version tag for general questions.

You're right, this should work well.
I still like the signature option better so that I dont have to type that each time.  Or perhaps another profile field where you can check the ssi versions that you use, and they will show up in the sig position.
A tag would actually work better because it will stay with the post.  When you upgrade from v7 to v8 and change your signature accordingly, then an old post about v7 won't be tagged as v7 anymore.
@David, that's a good point. So are tags created by adding hyphens to text?
@Ryan, when you create a question you can enter tags.  If you want to use multiple words for a tag, then you can use hyphens to separate the words (online-simulator could be a tag with two words for example).
@David, thanks!

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