I am interested in the ability to tag members in BuddyPress. I think this could be valuable in a number of ways. Searching “BuddyPress tags” returns some interesting tools, like BuddyPress Group Tags, but nothing specifically for tagging members.
What do you think? Would tagging members be valuable for you? How difficult would it be to create a plugin to do this? What would the table look like? Would xProfile get involved?
My scenarios for tagging members;
ad hoc groups
I think that depending on the final result you want to achieve, there are already a few tools that will get the work done. For example: if you want to mention your users, you can use de bp labs plugin that will add the “autocomplete” feature to the mentions for more usability (also could be used vía comments for mimicking the picture-tagging like Facebook). In the other hand, you can use profile fields to let members “tag” themselves on a different number of topics… etc.
Maybe if you tell us what would you use it for we can think of a posible way to achieve that