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I am wondering whether there is any useful reason to allow answers to be tagged independently of questions. What would be the benefits of having taggable answers, and would there be any unwanted downside?
Answer by Hernani , Qato lead developer and father of Tiago · Mar 12, 2010 at 05:54 PM
Well, I can see a usage scenario for this, for example in a programmers osqa based website someone might ask:
And possible answers might be:
Django because it does x and y and z. Tags: django
Turbogears because it does h, j, and k. Tags: turbogears
So when someone is looking for questions about a particular framework, he might find useful the above imaginary thread because it also contains opinions about the framework.EDIT: In this particular case, the question "Is django good for a, b and c" is already implicitly answered in the previous imaginary thread, so if someone who wants to make that question can easily find that thread they would have their question answered. How many times you've seen a question marked as a duplicate in SO, but the suposed duplicate is not really the same question, but somewhere in the answers there is a reply to that?
Answer by joseph · Mar 12, 2010 at 05:59 PM
I'm against this.
I believe that not many people use tags to navigate the system. More people use the search function.
One of the main problems with tagging is data fragmentation. You don't get synonyms automatically, unless you do auto-tagging. In general, I feel that this is the main limitation of tagging systems.
Answer Tagging can only partially alleviates this problem, and can lead to new problems.
Answer by johnson · Jan 28, 2011 at 08:43 PM