[Tagging] The current problem with tagging

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 19:57:32 BST 2009


My main points from my original post still stands, I feel that the
wiki is inadequate to deal with the task of maintaining an index of
tag definitions properly, it is simply too much effort to be useful
for less common tags because you have to spend too much time searching
which takes time away from mapping. If the process could be made
easier, or better yet, part of the work flow I think things would be a
lot more productive then they are now.

Another weighting system I thought of after my original post could be
a voting system where people vote tags up or down, but instead of
including or excluding this only effects the order that results are
displayed from a search.

I also think if an API is found to be useful mapping editors will
adopt this themselves because it will make life easier for their
users.

Currently I code in PHP and java, so I'm not sure how much help I
could be in coding a solution, but I am willing to spend time making a
proof of concept.

Has anyone coded something similar to this already?

Specifically the translation side of things, because no only does the
tag name need to be translated but some key names would also need to
be translated as well.




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