During the process of burninating [tag:software], I found other ill-defined tags. I have collected them for us to tackle together. It's time to sort out this tagging mess. Let's get this started.
What are good tags?
- Does the tag add valuable information when it is added to a question?
- Can the tag be the only tag of a question?
- Does the tag commonly mean the same thing for different people?
- Does the tag create a specific, well-defined category?
- Can you see anyone at some point subscribing to the tag or searching for related questions by using the tag?
- Can you see anyone using this tag to ignore a topic?
- Is there a very similar tag that is more popular which could be applied instead?
If a tag's usefulness is contested, think about whether its name or definition could be improved and rather err on allowing it.
Applying that logic, some examples for good and bad tags:
Software tags – GOOD
Service tags – GOOD
Altcoin tags – GOOD
Cryptocurrency specific terms – GOOD
Tags that describe the question, not the content – BAD
Tags that mean different things in different topics – BAD
Tags that could be used on (almost) any question – BAD
Tags that are off-topic – BAD
How to help?
Pick a tag that you are familiar with and look through questions tagged with it. Fix the whole question, also fix:
- grammar errors
- bad titles
- remove inappropriate tags
- add tags that should be on the question.
Anyone can suggest edits! Feel free to join us in the Bitcoin Lounge. :)
If you feel that a tag on this list should rather be kept unchanged, move it to the disputed section, and post an answer why it should stay.
Tags to be evaluated and processed
alternative-blockchains alternatives amazon build compiling control conversion crypto-2.0 crypto-currencies deterministic development diskspace dns donation earnings education electricity encoding error exploitation export formatting forum fragmentation future governance hacking hash hashing hashpower hosting hybrid identity incentive installation installing irc job ledger library license limit linode live-data local logging loss lost-transactions market market-depth marketplace media mining-pools novelty oracle orphaned-block ownership packets people performance phishing politics portable power probability race random restore retail reward rsa safemode search security-key services shops speed spending stability stale-block standardization stocks streaming support terms ticker trade travel uk uri usa value value-add video virtual-currency visa volume voting warmstorage website-development websites wiki wikileaks wireless
I previously had my preliminary notes in the above list, but that made it completely unreadable, so I moved it to this >> tag overview table.
Tags to delete
Don't just delete the tag from the question and ignore everything else.
If a question also has grammatical errors, terrible title, et cetera, then fix that along with removing the tag.
Tags to fix
Either these tags have been re-defined or were being used inconsistently. Questions marked with this tag need to be checked and retagged accordingly. When a tag from this category has been cleaned, please add it to the Fixed section at the bottom, so no one else spends time on them.
academic best-practices bug calculations command-line communication companies comparison competitor computing configuration crash custom data-quantity debug definition delivery design files generation gui idea innovation international ip list maths measurements mistake monitoring morality non-standard notation opinion person read-only reference release resilience resources sd-card software source-code start statistics upgrade usage version wireless write-protect workings
- debit → debitcard
- download → synchronization
- error-detection → security
- gateway → ripple-gateways
- halving → reward-schedule
- graphs → charts
- jargon → terminology
- notation → terminology
- science → academic-research
- resilience → weaknesses
- stability → price-volatility
- terms → terminology
- vocabulary → terminology
- volatility → price-volatility
- vulnerability → security