[Tagging] Pet supplies store but doesn't sell animals

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 08:33:14 BST 2011

On 12 June 2011 14:04, Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'll elaborate on why this is a bad idea:
> 1. It's a lot of tags

Only if you want it to be, just like some people tagging trees, most
won't so this isn't an issue

> 2. It won't get used in real life

Never assume this, after all how many trees have you tagged?

> 3. It's nested

In your opinion.

> 4. It's apt to change
> animals:fish = yes is you listing a store's inventory.
> It would be the same as
> store=clothing
> men:bowties=yes

Nonsense, at least compare apples to apples, store=clothing, clothing:mens=yes

> Inventory changes, and this leads to increasingly bizare tagging of
> individual items.
> After all, why stop at "fish"
> animals:fish:neon_tetras=yes
> animals:fish:angel_fish=no

You are the one trying to prove your point by being overly specific
and then stating being overly specific is a bad thing.

> 5. It's outside the reasonable scope of the project.

At lot of people claim this about many things, tagging individual pens
at a zoo might not interest some people, but it does others.

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