Here on Meta there exist both: tagging and tags.

I propose a restructuring of the use of these tags. I believe that tags should be used for all discussion of various tags, synonyms, etc, and tagging should be used for questions relating to the action of tagging.

This is not the way these are currently being used. If making such a separation and retagging the meta questions is too disruptive it may be necessary to make these synonymous because they presently exist as redundant tags. I would prefer to make the separation as I think it will be useful.


While I think the distinction may be useful, in principle, in practice, I doubt the action of tagging will be needed. So, a synonym is better.

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    I suppose it (tagging) could be from a support point of view. E.g. "Retagging a question with no other edits shouldn't bump the question, should it?" (my own gripe just now)
    – Mr.Wizard
    Jun 7 '12 at 1:10
  • @Mr.Wizard I think it does bump the question
    – rcollyer
    Jun 7 '12 at 1:35
  • @Mr.Wizard I agree that retagging, in itself, isn't a real edit that should bump the question, count toward making it Community Wiki, etc... Maybe not even count toward the editing badges. :-) Jun 7 '12 at 4:21
  • @rcollyer yes; that's not the point; I'm giving that as an example of a question (title) that would better be tagged with tagging rather than tags IMHO.
    – Mr.Wizard
    Jun 7 '12 at 4:57
  • @Mr.Wizard, rcollyer: Now there are 3 tags: tagging, tags and retagging. I agree with rcollyer that in practice, one tag should be enough for all of these. Jun 23 '12 at 8:10

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