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Tags: singular vs. plural?

asked 2015-07-07 18:48:28 -0500

I've noticed that both singular and plural tags are being used and have been wondering if we should adopt one convention over the other to keep the questions consolidated and organized. Opinions on one vs. the other or doesn't matter?

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answered 2015-07-08 09:15:05 -0500

Singular. Singular. Not plural.

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So how do we clean them up: controls, materials, utility-rates, schedules, constructions, thermal-properties, air-handing-units, daylighting-controls, load-calculations, cooling-loads, plug-loads. And those are just on the first two pages of tags (based on popularity).

JasonGlazer gravatar image JasonGlazer  ( 2015-07-10 06:19:28 -0500 )edit

One at a time? Takes about 10 seconds per.

__AmirRoth__ gravatar image __AmirRoth__  ( 2015-07-10 09:12:07 -0500 )edit

Or maybe @Neal Kruis can create a bot to do it automatically?

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2015-07-10 09:30:17 -0500 )edit

@Neal Kruis, is there a way to remove unused tags from the Tag list?

__AmirRoth__ gravatar image __AmirRoth__  ( 2015-07-10 15:03:12 -0500 )edit

I have been looking into this for a while. Tag moderation and clean up is the highest priority on my list for Unmet Hours. I have also been thinking about making tag names much coarser. Some of the tags are so specific I have a hard time imagining them being useful to other users. I will continue to explore options and post a question to the community for feedback.

Neal Kruis gravatar image Neal Kruis  ( 2015-07-14 09:36:13 -0500 )edit

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