The "table making" tag used here has 14 uses and no tag wiki. Would it be better to apply the furniture tag and drop usage of table-making? Or should we add a general tag regarding furniture assembly?


I would lean toward adding the furniture tag and renaming table-making to table since a lot of the tags on this site could otherwise have the "-making" suffix.

I do think it would still be nice to be able to differentiate tables from chairs, beds, shelves, etc.

  • So you are advocating having tags for various categories of furniture such as "table", "chair" etc., and use the tag "furniture" for furniture-making? We currently have a tag "furniture". If so we may want to distinguish between them by editing the "Furniture" tag name to make it about the processes used eg. "furniture-making", "furniture-assembly", "furniture construction", or something similar. How many tags are too many?
    – Ashlar Mod
    Feb 22 '17 at 15:42
  • 1
    It's easier to remove tags later if there are too many than it is to add them later if we want better differentiation between questions. There can be up to 5 tags on a question, and I would see the furniture tag as a more coarse category, similar to power-tools. I think the "-making" is somewhat implied unless the question is also tagged with repair. We do have different tags for various parts of the process, such as design and finishing so we could have a general tag for assembly as well, but "-construction" and "-making" don't seem to add much.
    – rob Mod
    Feb 22 '17 at 15:54
  • I like an "assembly" tag along with specific tags such as "table". I could help clean up the "table-making" tag if it is appropriate. Let me know.
    – Ashlar Mod
    Feb 22 '17 at 16:07
  • A simple question. How do you change the name of a tag. I can edit the description but not the name. Is this a moderator task? The only option I could come up with is to make a new tag "table" and propose "table-making" as a synonym.
    – Ashlar Mod
    Feb 25 '17 at 2:14

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .