According to SEDE, we have 104 unique tags for our 244 questions. Almost one out of five of the questions is tagged with user-behavior and almost one out of seven is tagged with problem-users. Only one of those two has a wiki entry.
This is the same statistic for the first page of tags (sorted by popularity): over half of the tags don't have wiki entries. It gets worse on the subsequent pages of tags.
Let's improve the tag guidance for at least our top tags. The tags listed below are from our most popular tags and don't contain any guidance.
user-behavior - This is our most popular tag, with 46 questions. Many of the questions with this tag boil down to "How do I handle a user that does X?" Is this the correct tag for this type of question, or should these questions have more specific tags?
rules-and-policies - This tag has 18 existing questions. It was created out of a merge between rules and policies. The type of questions in this tag seem varied from how to handle individual user issues to how to improve user engagement to general policy guidance.
site-growth - This tag has 14 existing questions. The questions in this tag seem to mostly reflect a "How do I grow my user base". I think this tag just needs a little wiki love, most of the questions appear to fit. There are a couple of questions that may not fit with this tag though.
web-forums - This tag has 13 questions. It's closely related forum-software has an additional 4. I'm not sure how to handle these. forum-software seems to have more technical questions. 3 out of the 4 are also tagged with web-forums. The web-forums has a variety of questions, many tangentially touching on forum utilization, but often trying to solve a general community problem. I think these two tags need some clarification and once that's done, some of the questions with these tags may lose one or both of them.
disciplinary-actions - This tag has 12 questions. It seems pretty well defined in terms of the questions associated with the tag. I think we just need some wiki love here too.
participation - This tag has 11 questions. The questions in this tag seem to be a variation of "How do I increase user participation". I think we need some wiki love here too. This question may not belong in the tag though. I don't think it's a "participation" question.
moderator-relationship - This tag has 7 questions. The questions in this tag do not seem to revolve around a consistent theme. Some of the questions are about finding moderators. Some are about how a moderator should interact with users. Others are about how moderators should deal with inaccuracies within the community. This tag needs clarification and some of the questions need to be categorized. There is also a suggestion to kill the tag completely. I am not opposed to this action.
site-administration - This tag also has 7 questions. A majority of the questions deal with how to interact with the highest power in a community. However, some of the questions do not fall into this general categorization.
I've listed our 8 most popular tags without wiki guidance on how to utilize them. What are your opinions on how they are utilized? For the ones that don't appear to be utilized consistently, how can we categorize those questions to fit better?
I'd also be interested in hearing what tags you think should exist but don't. Perhaps those non-existent tags could help categorize our questions more effectively.