On June 22, (anticipated lowest activity on the website), the required edits\retagging bumped a lot of questions to the main page. Last time it happened a couple of years ago when this activity was held. Keeping track of the questions, tags, newly created tags in the real-time would help the community to avoid such "clean-up"s. To view for active and recently asked questions, use also Hot Today and Hot Weekly tabs on the main page.
Computations Science SE Community has not done a tag clean-up for a while.
Tagging helps to organize the questions and keep track of the interesting ones. With more than 7500 questions, Computational Science SE certainly is in the phase when tagging is important.
As per this request, we probably should do an annual tag clean-up initiative. Let's see how it goes this time.
- identify misspelled tags or tags that differ by the plurality (ex. matrix/matrices), word order, abbreviation, etc.
- merge AND synonymize tags with equivalent meaning.
- synonymize (no merge) tags with the close scope and relatively low usage. This would allow to separate them in the future if needed.
- identify the tags that do not help in question categorization
- 1 proposal per answer is recommended to simplify the discussion. I will group some of my suggestions.
- An ideal proposal contains the desired action (delete, synonym, merge, describe) and a brief motivation.
- Similar to the previous initiative, let's collect the suggestions for around a week (till June 15) and proceed with actions on June 22 (giving another week for revisions/voting).
The more people vote/suggest, the easier it would be for the moderators' team to not do mistakes and organize things better. I personally use tags a lot and would benefit myself greatly from better content categorization.