I see we now have a tag for paulownia. Nice that someone asks a question on an obscure species but I wonder if we can afford to have a tag for every one of the over 300,000 plant species?

Should this be given a more generic tag?

Or to rephrase when do we retag with a more generic tag and when do we leave well enough alone?


I suggest simply not including that tag. No need to tag it generically, because then it just becomes a different class of tag soup. The tags are also not necessary in this case, because the search can easily pick up the obscure term.

Tags are more useful only when you need to organize and sort and do some complicated filtering (e.g., [tomatoes] -[diagnosis] -[identification] for searching for tomato questions that aren't about identifying something or a disease).

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