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We have several tags which contain a disclaimer of the kind:

Please don't use this tag for X purpose, instead use (other-tag).

I decided to do a search for such tags to see whether this is being followed strictly, and here is what I found:

  • 1/33 questions in (album) is also tagged (identify-this-album).
  • 1/13 questions in (names) is also tagged (identify-this-song).
  • 1/13 questions in (names) is also tagged (album-title).
  • 1/13 questions in (names) is also tagged (song-title).
  • 3/33 questions in (bands) are also tagged (similar-artists).
  • 3/33 questions in (bands) are also tagged (identify-this-band).
  • 13/124 questions in (genre) are also tagged (identify-this-genre).
  • 13/71 questions in (music-video) are also tagged (identify-this-video).
  • 20/45 questions in (song-title) are also tagged (identify-this-song).

Hence, apart from the last item, the rate of "conflicting" tagging is low enough to presume that it is just a mistake and can be corrected by retagging.

Does this sound appropriate to the community members? I personally think the current tag descriptions are appropriate, so the above conflicts should be resolved by retagging. In particular, I suggest that we also retag the items in the last bullet point, but perhaps in small batches so as to not flood the Home page.


Similar questions were asked earlier about the usage of the tag and specific genre tags here:

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The long and short of it is that we wanted to keep things as tidy as possible, but this stack doesn't get nearly as many questions as we had hoped. As such, we don't really adhere to the suggestions as strictly as we wanted to. Re-tagging is fine, as long as the re-tags make sense and aren't "forced" re-tags.

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    What do you feel about the usage of the (song-title) tag, in particular? Would retagging the questions with both (song-title) and (identify-this-song) make sense? – Brahadeesh Mar 28 at 13:30

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