"search" doesn't mean the same for all. Who are the experts answering questions in Web Applications SE and what could we do be make the Web Applications tags better serve them? More specifically what should we do with search and the tags having the
search string on their name?
- Burninate search.
Burninate is the removal of a tag of all the questions having it. It does not always include blocking a tag to prevent it from reappearing. Blocking a tag is reserved for tags causing harm repeatedly.
- Improve the tag wiki
The actions might be combined.
What is expected
We have google and google-search and yahoo and yahoo-search. The google and yahoo are for questions that are not specific to a single product or on questions when there is not yet a specfic tag for the related product, and google-search and yahoo-search are for questions about the web search engine of the respective companies named after a product or portal. In these cases, it might be better to consider using search-engine instead of search.
Participation in Web Applications SE is low.
Many users who frequently answered questions in Web Applications SE have not been active in a long time.
|User||Answers||Last Seen Active||Remark|
|ale||1,415||Jul 15, 2020 at 0:42||search
All Time Top Answerer by score
|pnuts||837||Feb 7, 2020 at 22:43|
|phwd||646||Feb 21, 2022 at 12:24||search
All Time Top Answerer
by number of answers
|eith days of malayse||220||Apr 12, 2018 at 17:47|
Some others have been active recently; their last answer was posted over a year ago.
While we haven't had many questions by day on average for the last two weeks, there are questions bumped by Community user (bot) every hour. Many of these questions don't have an answer, and many have an answer that has not voted, which might be because they are not good answers to be accepted or upvoted.
Recently, some of those questions bumped by Community user have tags with the
Tags with the
Searching [*search*] is expanded into
google-search or search or gmail-search or search-engine or google-image-search or google-drive-search or facebook-search or search-operators or twitter-search or google-custom-search or google-search-history or facebook-graph-search or google-safesearch or researchgate or yandex-search or yahoo-search or google-search-console
The numbers in parenthesis after each tag name are the number of questions.
|Web Apps||Product Built-in
|search (338)||google-search (796)
google-image-search 1 (62)
Is search a meta tag in Web Applications SE?
In Web Applications search can't be the only tag in a question; however, it could be argued that it means the same for certain audiences. The question is if that audience is still active on Web Applications in 2023 and in the coming years, and most important is if search will help connect questions with experts who can answer questions having this tag.
Few search's Top Users answered more than ten questions. No users score 100, and 20 answers the thresholds to earn the tag bronze badge.
In the early days of the tag wikis, people created them with content resembling a dictionary or Wikipedia.
At this time, this tag only has the tag excerpt.
Ways and methods to look up data and information from a service, index or some other collection of information
If we keep this tag, we should ensure that this tag wiki has a tag wiki providing proper usage guidance for Web Application SE questions, giving usage guidance to new users and curators. Once this is decided, all questions might need to be reviewed but especially migrated questions, as the tag usage might not be the same on other sites.
As of October 22, 2023, search has 338 questions and 505 answers. There are 299 open questions.
Does it make sense to use brand-search instead of brand + search
|Company / Portal||Tag for Search Engine Product|
Does it make sense to use search in questions about using a web app built-in search feature?
Does it make sense to use search in questions about search engines?
Does it make sense to use search in questions about search formulas?
(1) Google being Google
Since 2009, the year of the oldest question on Web Applications SE (it was migrated from Stack Overflow to Super User and then to Web Applications SE), Google has renamed many of its products. Among them, several of the tags mentioned above 1 correspond to products that have been renamed.
Note: As of October 22, 2023 created:2009 is:q returns 34 questions.
|google-image-search||Google Images is now part of Google Search||answer|
|google-custom-search||Google Custom Search is now Google Programmable Search Engine||answer|
(2) Search feature of Web applications
Meta Stack Exchange, there are discussions about tag naming. There is no consensus about the vocabulary for tag naming, but there is a consensus that tags should not be named by creating terms by combining two or more existing terms. According to this, transposing this to Web applications and, more specifically, to the tags related to most product feature tags listed above instead of having a tag product-name + product-feature, it's "recommended" to use two tags, one for the product-name and another for the feature.
The only tag in the Product Built-in Search Feature column that is not an app content search feature is google-safesearch. In this case,
search is used in the tag name because the feature name is SafeSearch. Simply put, it filters search results that are not considered safe according to Google criteria refined with users' feedback.
Each case might need to have its post. Below will be listed each
|facebook-search||facebook search||A task for the task jar: Clean up facebook questions and tags as they are bumpep by Community user|
|gmail-search||gmail search||Gmail search is strongly related to Gmail filters. Related tag gmail-filters|
|twitter-search||twittersearch||Twitter was recently rebranded to X but people still calls it Twitter|
(3) Web apps that are better suited for other sites
Other related tags
- Please don't double tag Google items
- Tags [like] vs. [facebook-like]
- Let's clean up some meta tags
- In the context of Web Applications, which are the tags that are not specific to a web application that are not meta-tags?
- When [facebook-games], when [facebook][facebook-games], when [facebook] [games], or what?