Tags for Microsoft products are currently a mess.
office, microsoft-office office-2007, office-2010, office-2010-beta, ms-office-2007, office-2008, microsoft-office-2010, office-2010, office-1997 (wow...), office-2002, ms-office-2003, office-2003
- microsoft-word-2007, microsoft-word-2010, microsoft-word-2003, microsoft-word-2008
There is very little structure or order in how Microsoft-related questions are being tagged. I think this should be cleaned up. I would like to propose the following tagging recommendations for office questions; feel free to critique my suggestions.
- Questions about a specific microsoft product, like Word, should be tagged like microsoft-word.
- Questions that pertain to a specific version of office, and would not apply to all/other versions, should be tagged like microsoft-office-2010
- Questions pertaining to any or many versions of office should be tagged microsoft-office
A question could have several of these tags, e.g. it might be tagged microsoft-office-2010 and microsoft-word if the question is about Word and is specific to the 2010 version. While more verbose than just microsoft-word-2010, it creates fewer redundant tags.
Tags above which do not fall into one of those categories/naming schemes should be retagged and eliminated,
with the following exceptions: word might apply to some other things having to do with words, but posts with that tag should be manually checked and retagged if appropriate. office might apply to questions about office environments. Those sorts of questions should be retagged to home-office or something of that sort access might apply to questions about access control, etc. Those sorts of questions should be retagged to a more appropriate tag, as
Most of this retagging should be able to be accomplished by moderators automatically with a batch retag, e.g. ms-office-2007 to microsoft-office-2007. More nuanced ones, like
the exceptions above paint and similar, will need to be handled manually; I can do this if need be.
So, do these seem like reasonable suggestions? What changes would you recommend? And how can we try to encourage new users to tag accordingly?