This is a call for proposals for the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative.
Provide one proposal per post
A tag cleanup proposal is a tag, or a collection of highly related tags (e.g., tags all sharing the same stem) that needs to be dealt with en masse. Besides naming the tag or tags to be handled, your proposal must specify:
- What the problem is. Why does the tag need to be dealt with? What problems has it caused? Why can't it be handled by a tag merge/rename?
- What the solution is. Does the tag need to go away and replaced with set of new tags? What are those tags? Does it just need a quality review to make it less of a honeypot?
Discuss and vote on proposals
Use the comments on the proposal to discuss any improvements that can be made to the proposal. Be bold and revise proposals based off of those discussions.
Vote up proposals you think should be done this round, and vote down proposals you don't think have merit, or should not be handled yet.
On February 22nd, 2012 at 00:00 UTC or when a proposal gets a 5 score, whichever comes last, this call for proposals will be closed. We will then handle each proposal with 5 score or higher one at a time in order of their score. A new post will be created that will detail the cleanup activities for the cleanup.
- This is not the place to discuss the merits of or improvements to the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative. If you'd like to propose changes to this process for future rounds, please do so on the RFC for the initiative.
- This is not a to-do list for unilateral action. The purpose of the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative is to be more transparent and organized about cleaning up tags. In order for this to work, it's important we work within the framework and achieve community consensus.
- Proposals should be reasonable in scope and clearly defined. "I think we should do something about low quality questions" is not a proposal. "Here's 50 tags someone should do about" is too broad. "I think X tag should be handled but I don't know how" is too vague. Use chat to flesh out an idea.
- Any proposals that don't meet the threshold can be suggested on later cleanups. Once the proposals from this round have been handled, a new call for proposals round will begin. Use the time in between to refine and improve any proposal that doesn't make the cut.