The admin is sure, you already noticed these little tags, you can (and should) add to your questions, discussions and articles here on our Community Platform. The main product and interest collections are represented as tags, but you can also add any tag you want and as much tags as you want to your questions and discussions.
What do you think - how many different tags did we collect over the last years here on the community and its preceding platforms? Incredible 20.0000 tags! A lot of them are used only once and also a lot of them were automatically generated by asking a question on a page on Atlassian's documentation. But no matter where they came from, there are too many of them to be useful.
At the moment, we are fighting the "War of the Tags" - manually trying to identify tags, which
At the time, this article was released, we killed already more than 5000 tags by looking at every single post and decide, whether the tag is needful or not. This takes a lot of time, we haven't thrown enough tags yet into the eternal fires of Mordor, the War of the Tags is not over, there is a lot of work left.
What can you do?
Take care of your tags! Tagging your questions is important and needful. But always keep the basic question in mind:
"If I wanted to find my own question, would I really search for this tag?"
Would you really search for the words "gibberish" or "stagingtoproduction" or "wrong"? I don't think so.
So, here are some guidelines for using tags:
But please, don't be discouraged now from tagging your questions. They are important, they help you and others getting good and fast answers.
In the end, we will win the War of the Tags. One day, with your help, I'm sure.
Just for your interest: today is May, 8th, 2018 - and we reduced the number of tags to 5,200! Our main task is now: don't let this number grow again in an uncontrolled way!
Thomas SchlegelCommunity Champion
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