Now that we have gathered some questions (and are closing in on the one-week-mark), it's time to evaluate the tags we have created.
Some statistics (as of writing):
- We have created a total of 93 tags.
- Out of these, 45 have only been used once.
- 5 tags also have tag wiki excerpts.
Most of our tags fit into some broad categories.
Some are about staffing (such as moderator-elections), some about the medium in question (stack-exchange), some are about moderator actions (punishment-severity). There are tags about user behaviour (user-behavior), and about community properties (small-communities).
These broad categories correspond with our topic scope - which also means we might want to consider breaking tags down further, clarifying and disambiguating them, or merging existing tags into others.
What is this meta question for?
The purpose of this question is to start a discussion about site policy. Answers would, ideally, be one suggested change each - which, if necessary, can also be discussed in detail in a dedicated meta question. This question is for brainstorming and should eventually be superseded by a final draft.
What tagging guidelines do we want to establish?
By extension: Which of the current tags do we keep, how do we rename and synonymize them?
- When do we use "moderation" in a tag, and when do we use "moderator"? Where are synonyms useful?
- Plural or singular?
- "Community", or "site"? Are there differences? If so, when are they relevant?
Another question I'd like to bring up right away:
- Which of our tags are not descriptive enough? Which are too broad, or too localized to be useful? (Remember, tags are meant for experts to filter for their prime topic - if there is only ever one question for a given tag, chances are we don't need the tag.)