Tag cleanup weekend 1 is now complete! For afterthoughts, see here:
Tag cleanup weekend 1 - After action reports and impressions
Considering that we're attempting to short circuit some of the usual things we normally do in order to clean up the site, we're having our first, very experimental tag cleanup weekend.
The cleanup will last for 48 hours and will be running from 2014-09-27 00:00:00 to 2014-09-29 00:00:00 UTC. To see that converted into your local time, you may visit http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/.
The cleanup will consist of clearing out as much review queue items as possible, and attempting to destroy as many of the tags that have been accepted to be cleaned by the community. What you need to do will be listed in the tag cleanup request for each of the specific tags you are going to clean.
I've set up a room for coordinating these things for the actual day and this may be useful for discussion and getting things done faster. Popping in, saying "I'm clearing out the frobulator tag" and then letting folks know you're done with that is a great idea if you're going to go all out on the edits, or to suggest that we put a question out of our misery.
Our front page is likely to be covered with edits so using the questions page would be advised if you're not taking part in the cleanup. Apologies to any new users who've just come across this - it's not something we do very often.
I'd suggest not taking the lazy way out and using an automated tag edit script - one of the goals here is to see if an organized, coordinated cleanup actually works.
I'm attempting to decide on various things we may have trouble with and how best to make sure we do this in an orderly way. I'll be consolidating things into a single post, but feel free to chip in on ideas.
I'd like a bit of input on a few things specifically:
- Should we be a little more lenient on minor edits or non edits on retags?
- Should we encourage flagging, and off-label non flagged deletions if you're out of flags It makes sense to kill these off rather than retagging?
- Considering we have many tags, should we have people focus on one tag each, and clean them out as much as possible?