There are hundreds of tags that do not even need discussion, and never should have been created. They are at the Far end of the tags, and they are not magically dissapearing. And many of them do not come up in a search , like when seeking out the dupes.
At the far end of tags, there are fad items, vapor , and worded different repeats that at most have a few items to move, that both fall easily under either one. Would this far end of the tags be a Swift way to reduce total tags, without changing tags that have Many many questions tagged already?
Why are there constant threads on tags that are Used and possibly Useful, when there are tons that are pure garbage is beyond my understanding. I am willing to hear a valid explaination?
The Tag Zebra still exists among others http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZEBRA_(computer) <-- not
Check out AcerOne sets of tags, one Acer tag or one AcerOne Or a ONE tag and an ACER tag only should be enough. minor example, but repeated over and again with other things.
Does every set of possible Combined words need to exist on tags, when tags can Be Combined?
Please Pick one method:
4A) The majority of tags should be Simple , from those FEW tags any combination can be created. The assumption here is from a word base of ~5000 technical terms and Brand names , about ~500,000 different usable combination tags could be created. Some tags would have to remain in the long form , making a total of ~5500 tags. (The actual math is ~5000^5?)
4B) Tags should be as descriptive as possible, Combinations of words should be used as often as possible so the meaning is clear, and having ~250,000 tags will be effective, and each can have a very well made descriptions. Endless creation of combination will have to be created.
5) Does the community agree with me on this idea? A very limited quantity of moderators, like one or two total, should set a pattern and make descisions about Tags, or even be given control of the Tags on SU , so they can administer them properly under one theme? One idea, not 2-3 ideas that differ in the organisation of the tag system?
6) Do you think that:
6A) Other than a few new tags created each year, that the number of available tags, Are sufficient now to properly and fully tag any question that is on Superuser? Even if a new product feature or software should come along , could it fall under one of the tags that are now available?
6B) Should at least one Other person in the community "approve" of a tag prior to One person creating a new tag?
7) Fun historical comments
these tags are WAY too long, and screw up listings in a bunch of places. We need less absurdly long synonyms for this. – Jeff Atwood
@json: for whatever reason SU went the complete opposite way. like since august '09. which is why i'm bumping this. – quack quixote Apr 8 '10 at 20:24
Interesting... SU always seemed a little backwards. – perbert
Why are people making up tags when we have one?
- Let's nip this thing in the bud before it gets to be a problem on ALL stackware websites
- To get a badge...
I sometimes wonder if everybody sees the suggestions while typing the tags
(my notes, it is always important to think about how Tags are typed/searched by the user, before assuming the one picked will come up for them when they start typing.) The Most Commonly Used tags are the first items to come up.
ADDITION My definition of "followable" People have specific interests, You can pick a bunch of tags to follow Or ignore.
When those tags items are [combined-already], you have to find all the combinations and attempt to follow or ignore them.
If I wish to follow [AUDIO] with Simple tags I find [AUDIO] and follow it. With the simple method I am now Following , [AUDIO][ENCODING] , [AUDIO][OPTICAL] , [AUDIO][ANALOG] , [AUDIO][CONVERSION] , [AUDIO][DIGITAL] , [AUDIO][SOFTWARE] , [AUDIO][DOLBY] , and every other combination the users can dream up where audio is involved.
My follow is more or less permanent, it is one item
When items are combined Already, I could find [AUDIO-ENCODING] , [AUDIO-OPTICAL] , [ANALOG-AUDIO] , [AUDIO-CONVERSION] , [DIGITAL-AUDIO] , [AUDIO-SOFTWARE] , [AUDIO-DOLBY] , It is very unlikly that I am just going to follow Just One of these combined items. Each time a new combined item is created, it is not in my follow list, which is now only following this "audio" mess , and I still have the other interests I would want to follow.
My follow is way more items strewn through the tag system, that changes.
This is just one example, If I was following the OS I am using, A hardware type I am interested in, or a branded set of peripherals, it would be different.
Really do I need specific examples? Managing Management lol