[Tagging] The current problem with tagging

Erik Johansson erjohan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 13:08:04 BST 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/10/19 John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>:
>> 2009/10/19 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:
>>> 1. mapfeatures
>> Only covers a very limited subset of tags.
> the most used ones.

But that's not interesting what is needed is how to help people tag,
and how to share tagging experiences between users. The most used ones
are the least interesting.

>>> 2. wiki-search
>> Due to the wiki being used for everything this is very ineffective at
>> times, do a search for lawyer...
> 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.

Care to expand on what you mean? The wiki search sucks when you want
to find out if someone else has documented a tag that describes what
you want to do.

But this is also because people have too little time (or will) to
consolidate pages into one, and the people that do this come off like

There is a need for personal documentation of tags, easy way to say
what this tag means for you. IMO We are severely limited by English,
what is easy to describe in Swedish for me, might be hard for me to do
in German, Spanish or English.


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