On my webpage I'm trying to filter search results, using tags. Very much so like here.

Now suppose I have three tags that I've selected.

I show three options in the web page.

Option1: Search Results that have **all** three tags.
Option2: Search Results that **any 1** or all of the three tags.
Option3: Search Results that have **NO** tags at all.

The terms I use to represent the above options is simply:

1. Tags
2. Any Tags
3. No Tags.

This is where I think I'm completely wrong in my language usage. Is there anything I can do to improve the above buttons?

They don't effectively convey the option they represent.

My question is, what else can I use instead of Tags, Any Tags etc..

Should I be using symbols of some kind?

  • All Tags, Some Tags, No Tags seem closer. You could even leave off Tags in a pinch. – Oldcat Mar 28 '14 at 18:25
  • Yea, I think. But if i leave off Tags, what should I use? "All", "Any" ? "Combined" or something. Suppose If i attempted to create a small icon, again i don't know how I would represent it. – jasonIM Mar 29 '14 at 7:56

I think adding the words Include and Exclude will make it clear what you plan on doing with the user's selections.

Include all tags: ________  
Include any tag: ________  
Exclude all tags: ________
  • Hey thanks for replying. Can you suggesting something shorter? I don't know myself but something like "Tags+" Tags-" I really don't know what is appropriate here. – jasonIM Mar 29 '14 at 4:35
  • Shortest I can offer is "Include all", "Include any", and "Exclude all" – Frambot Mar 29 '14 at 4:52

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