[Tagging] The current problem with tagging

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 11:20:11 BST 2009


2009/10/19 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:
> is an exception, there are not many exceptions though, and as soon as
> a key:layer-page pops up, (e.g. set up by those who write continuously
> about this lack in this list), it will be solved.

This requires an out of band work process, that is stop mapping and
add something to the wiki or spend a lot of time doing this to find
out someone already made a similar tag, I don't see this as a very
good idea.

>> This has shown to be very ineffective with contensious tags or it ends
>> up with personal attacks because some think there is a predefined
>> limit of posts people can make...
>
> in the end you didn't care ;-)

I do care about the contentious issues, they seem to be a complete
waste of time and a better system needs to be developed.

As for the other, that is a subjective thing and I won't rebother
rehashing arguments on this as it's completely off topic. I was using
it to highlight my point that using mailing lists according to some
isn't an option.

> the search is not that bad. Besides some exceptions (with too many
> results) you usually find the stuff you're looking for (mostly if it
> is about keys).

The search has a number of failings which I've already pointed out
either in emails or in the desired feature list I think would be
useful.




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