I recently created and shared my deck to the AnkiWeb.
I would like my shared deck to be categorized as “Geography”, but currently the deck is not categorized in any category (although you can find it by searching).
I’ve updated the description of the deck several times in the last few weeks.
I also added the tag “geography”.
How are shared decks in AnkiWeb classified into categories in general?
What should I do to categorize my deck to “Geography”?
I think adding the tag “Geography” should be enough.
Note that clicking on “Geography” in the list of categories redirects to Geography - AnkiWeb and searching for keyword “Geography” in the search bar also redirects to Geography - AnkiWeb which is exactly the same url.
Also note that when you share your deck, there is a lapse of 24h before it is properly listed. Also, everytime you “share again” the deck, for instance to update its description, it becomes unlisted for 24h again. So my advice is to not update the description unless you really need to.
I haven’t actually read anything in the documentation about a maximum number of tags for a deck, but my private belief is that decks are limited to 5 tags, and if you give more than 5 tags, only the last 5 tags will be used.
EDIT: There was a bug on Ankiweb, it’s been fixed now, see below.
If I am correct, then your deck has the five tags “prefecture city district town village”, and the two tags “geography japan” are ignored.
My shared deck’s “Tags” field is exactly as below.
“geography japan prefecture city district town village”
I have checked several search patterns.
“geography” → not found
“japan” → found (title contains)
“prefecture” → found
“city” → found
“district” → found
“town” → found
“village” → not found
My assumption is that the first and the last word are ignored.
Moreover, if the search term contains the first or the last word, you cannot find the deck.
If your search term contains the first or the last word, the deck does not show up.
“geography japan” → not found
“geography japan prefecture” → not found
“geography japan prefecture city” → not found
“town village” → not found
“district town village” → not found
“city district town village” → not found
If your search term do not contain the first or the last word, the deck shows up.
“japan prefecture” → found
“japan prefecture city” → found
“japan prefecture city district” → found
“prefecture city district town” → found
“city district town” → found
“district town” → found