As an editor, I'm seeking guidance as to the best practice for adding a tag to an identification question once the identification's been made.
From the information section of the identification tag:
When you get an answer, consider adding a further tag (for the flower, tree, beetle etc that has been identified) so that your question is cataloged correctly.
Adding the tag is an excellent idea, but in practice, I think it looks confusing.
Today I edited What is this houseplant that looks like it has a fruit in the curled leaves?. The answer correctly identified it as a peace lilly. I added the peace-lilly tag, but it made the question look like the OP knew the answer when they posted the question, so I removed it.
In cases like these, should I
just add the tag?
edit the question with an "update" message? (I personally don't like the way that looks.)
post a comment under the question? For example:
Now that we know it's a peace lilly, I've added a tag to make it easier for future readers to locate the question.
leave the question alone, and let the OP add the tag if they so desire?
- do something else?
I have the same question regarding certain "diagnosis" questions. Should I ask it separately or would the same general rule apply? For instance, if a plant has been diagnosed as having spider mites, adding that tag could definitely be helpful to the community.