Can I suggest we discuss some tag guidelines? IE, what kind of approach should we take to how our tags are created, named, and used.
- Tags of two words should be separated by a dash. So circularsaw should be circular-saw, not the other way around. Synonyms may be created when this is seen to avoid both existing.
- We should have tags for tool classes that are used in conjunction with the specific tool, when there is an appropriate one IE, if it's a question for a particular relatively specific kind of saw (say a hacksaw), it should also get saw in addition to hacksaw, or perhaps hand-saw. This is useful if a question that applies to hacksaw also has features that might apply to other similar saws.
- Tags should be singular, unless the thing being created is importantly plural, or is a category. toy not toys, chair not chairs, etc; but hand-tools not hand-tool.
- When using verbs like stain or finish the suffix "ing" should be used, unless it has its own term, such as joinery.
We should have tags focused around:
- General topics: storage, safety
- Tools: hand-saw, screwdriver, lathe
- Materials: plywood, hardwood, maple, danish-oil
- Methods and practices: joinery, finishing, turning
- Final products: toy,table
and should make an effort to make sure questions that have logical elements of the above have appropriate tags for each (and not just one category).