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I just went through and re-tagged any questions that only had the community-building tag on them. I propose we simply nuke the tag now.


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We have a few very broad tags that might need to be removed, or differentiated: community This tag tells us very little about the question. Every question is, in a way, about a community. The only question featuring this tag (as of writing), is primarily about rules, not about the community - the rules tag could stand mostly on its own here. interaction ...


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I could kind of see tags for the bigger sites, say stackexchange or reddit for example. But what would we do with all the little sites that need tags then? Do we allow tags like myubercoolwebsite.com? Right now, I'd say leave it as it is, and once we see a pattern we can consider adding tags based on sites. But I'd prefer it if we could identify the types ...


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The moderator-* tags are important to distinguish tags that would have a completely different meaning without the moderator portion. As of this post, there are 5 tags with the moderator prefix: moderator-selection moderator-teams moderator-elections moderator-relationship moderator-access Without the leading prefix, the meaning of each is lost. ...


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I'm not sure that your argument is correct in all cases. Something like moderator-bullying is different to bullying as the former is done from a position of power and the solution is going to be different to that for bullying by regular users. Also don't forget that ideally each tag should be able to be applied to a question as the only tag on that ...


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I think that we should let tags build up for a couple of days and edit out the really crappy ones as we go along, so we can feel how things are going to play out and what sites are going to be dominant here.


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There are some important technical differences that result in significantly different approach. Usually chatrooms are hosted on "own servers", meaning the same servers where associated site is. That means the admin next door to the moderator has a complete power over the user list, user registration, blacklists, access to detailed IP data of connected users,...


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status-completed It seems like there are multiple kinds of discussion that are on topic: Meta-discussion: exactly what we're doing here! We're discussing policies for our site. We could use the tag rules-and-policies and/or feedback. If those tags don't suffice, we could create a site-discussion which lacks the confusion/baggage of the discussion tag. ...


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I can see a distinction between "local communities" and "physical communities". In my eyes, we've had a few of both types of questions recently. Recent Local Communities Questions How to organize a solution to a problem in my local community? Would a community kitchen be accepted in America? How to motivate villagers to monitor well water levels of their ...


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I partially disagree. chat-rooms should be used for moderating a chat room - in general. Or, phrased with more abstraction: Any real-time text-based medium. irc, on the other hand, would relate to technical details of IRC in particular. I see "platform tags" as rather helpful for that. But, of course, we need to make that separation clearly.


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I think we should kill this tag. For teams we already have moderator-teams, and most of the questions on this site are going to be about issues involving moderators and users. A tag that applies to that many questions isn't meaningful. (I was about to remove this tag from some questions when I thought to check meta for this discussion.)


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Those sound kind of like meta tags to me. The topics should be largely the same regardless of which "side" they're asked from -- conflict-resolution, new users, community engagement, user behavior, etc. I've asked one question explicitly from a user perspective and didn't feel the need for a user-perspective tag, for what that's worth. (Maybe not a lot, ...


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Duplicate Tags: (status-completed, except real-life vs. physical-communities) There are a lot of tags that should be combined. Proposal (to vote on): money ----> finance Done start-up ----> new-communities Done edit-war ----> editing Done real-life ----> physical-communities trolls ----> problem-users Done karma, reputation ----> gamification Done bans, ...


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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. We should create (or improve) wikis for the tags we use, but I wonder if we should look at our tag ontology from a higher level first. For example, ...


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I've gone ahead and created a synonym and merged the tags. The new legal has the old law as a synonym. Synonym list


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It really comes down to a question of if there are sufficient copyright related questions to justify the tag's existence. (I have a feeling there may not be.) While I can think of a lot of law related questions, the number of questions about copyright is far more limited. If we get rid of it, we will certainly need to keep law. There is no way the two are ...


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Prefer nouns. Tags categorize content. A category's name is usually a noun, not a verb. Instead of monetize, use monetization. Rather than voting use voting-behavior or votes.


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I agree with this answer that we do need to establish some tagging conventions. This is my third private beta, and what I saw in the other two is that it took a week or so for patterns to emerge. There need to be enough questions (with enough topic "spread") to have something to work with. So I suggest that for now people keep tagging as they are, ...


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"Hopeless Tags:" (status-completed) Some tags that I think are highly localized: ignore-list - The only question tagged with this has no other tags. What is an appropriate replacement? DONE guest-content DONE abuse: not quite sure about this one but it's kinda vague and it could be replaced with something a lot more specific DONE owner: I don't see any ...


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If expert-users is to remain in some form, we should rename it to either experts or expert-members. I favor the former for simplicity's sake, but I note there is some disagreement about that. Ultimately we might or might not need the tag; it's hard to tell until we have some more questions. But we shouldn't let fear of retagging one question stop us from ...


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user-behavior Nothing special about users here. However people's behavior can be very different in different environments; what people do in real life isn't always what they do online. So: Go through user-behavior and retag the few questions that are not about online scenarios (if any). I haven't checked all the questions, but the sample I looked at was ...


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I believe the distinction being made in this answer is too nuanced for this site; that's not how everybody actually uses those words and maintaining two tags with that distinction is not going to work out well. We should definitely not have two tags. However, combining them into a single rules-and-policies tag would be acceptable; anybody who starts typing ...


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As per definition a rule is a procedure that must be followed, however a policy is more of a guidline. As a quick example By viewing forum A you accept that you will not spam, if you do you will be banned. This is a rule not a policy As a general policy being a forum based in the US, we will only provide official support to English posted questions this is ...


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After thinking about this for a while, I have just issued the merge. The only question in what used to be punishment-severity that was actually exclusively about the severity of punitive actions was #80: Should punishment be recursive?, while the others were primarily about issuing disciplinary action at all, or about snowballed effects of a certain chosen ...


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We have some key categories of tags. While we can't actually organize tags into hierarchies, it still helps to think about them in groups. None of the examples in this answer are meant to be literal tag names (though some might be); this is about concepts. Who: tags about the different constituents within a community, for whom there might be special needs ...


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Should we come up with tag standards? The direct answer is yes, absolutely. We do need to curate tags for them to be useful; part of that is making sure our terminology and formatting is consistent. We don't want new users to be confused by tags that all sound very similar and we do want established users to create new tags based on some general standards ...


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Is essentially different to moderate a site or other? What moderators need to do in a community doesn't depend on what technology was the community built. Granted, you have different toolsets for each technology, but that's not enough to differentiate what needs to be done when dealing with users. I would agree with the creation of tags for specific ...


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In the first three cases I feel like I at least have a sense of why the tag is being used -- there's something about the relationship between moderators and users that seems integral to the question. But even then, the tag is frustratingly vague; does it encompass relationships between moderators? It seems to do all of the above. It might be best to split ...


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I'm not sure I agree that the two go together. Negative attention seems far broader than backlash to me and I'm not sure it is necessarily related. Negative attention could be any kind of attention that shows a poor light, where as a backlash is a response to a particular stimuli.


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I think we need to clear up moderator-access. The usage of both of the questions tagged with this seem to indicate a privileges issue, not an access issue. To me, access implies access control, not privileges. I propose renaming moderator-access to privileges At the same time, I propose removing powers as it is very vague. The one question that uses it is ...


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