This may turn into a series of Meta posts. This is part 1.

The first round of tag improvements took place back in February. One of the responses from that discussion mentioned that our tagging structure doesn't feel quite right:

Most of our tags date from the time we were Moderators, not Community Building, and I often feel like I can't quite find the right tags for a question -- but if I knew what tags we needed I'd just make them.

In the last couple questions there have been a few discussions about appropriate tags to utilize.

Other than the two questions above, what are your experiences when tagging on Community Building? Do you struggle to find the tags you think should fit the question? If so, can you provide an example so that we can fix it? Let's take another pass at cleaning up our tags or adding new ones that are relevant.

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    I disagree with a design tag since that's very broad. Something like user experience or avatar would be a better choice. May 16, 2015 at 4:02
  • I think of "design" as being about site design, but the avatar question is about using a site, not building it. One concept in play there is "branding". Another is the graphical representation of a user, but I don't have a good idea for a tag name there. Like "gravatar" but not that (as that implies a specific implementation). May 17, 2015 at 2:48
  • @AnnonomusPenguin, You're right, I was going for more of a "user experience" than design in general.
    – Andy Mod
    May 18, 2015 at 13:41
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    The Electing... question deserves the Voting tag (I have added it), and I would suggest that Voting gets a synonym Election (or maybe Electing, but that's less used).
    – user732
    May 19, 2015 at 9:04
  • Instead of the "interactions" tag, we could use a "communication" or "user-communication" tag. However, I think "user-engagement" can cover the topic. The question is about creating engagement - user should participate in the community.
    – Zerotime
    May 19, 2015 at 14:32


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