Do you understand ? How about ?

It sounds like unhelpful marketing speak.

All our tags should be nouns. Any tags that are not nouns should be renamed as such.

Do you agree?

  • Hope that edit helps. Additionally, I think that verbs or nouns are appropriate, meta.stackexchange.com/questions/49455/… this has been brought up before as a network effect and has not been properly decided as one way or the other, but if Grace thinks they're not as useful, I agree with Grace. I say we can accept that non-actual-product adjectives are just superfluous.
    – jcolebrand Mod
    Commented May 1, 2012 at 16:28
  • +1 - I think adjective tags by themselves are incomplete. What does relational mean on its own?
    – JNK
    Commented May 10, 2012 at 14:17

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Some tags could replace it with , but then similar compound tags would have to be created for those that do not fit this new tag. If a question is just tagged it probably needs another tag to provide context. While it may not be able to stand alone as a tag it still helps limit the scope of the question and is therefore useful.

  • Wouldn't hierarchy make more sense as a tag though?
    – JNK
    Commented May 10, 2012 at 19:11
  • @JKN For some of the other questions it would, but for hierarchical queries it would not. If you search Oracle documentation for example, Hierarchy doesn't return anything related to hierarchical queries (at least not in the first 10 pages of results), but Hierarchical does. Compare oracle.com/pls/db112/… and oracle.com/pls/db112/…. Commented May 11, 2012 at 12:43

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