UPDATE from D.Z.: I'm hijacking Manishearth's question to organize the tag cleanup effort, because most of the links are already posted here. Here's how this is going to work: whenever you have time and feel so inclined, go through the lists below and pick out a few questions (maybe no more than 5 at a time) that you want to review. Make sure the tags are appropriate, edit them if not, and try to make any other improvements that are warranted. When retagging, keep in mind:
- If a tag that was originally on the question doesn't exist here at Physics, but you think it would be appropriate (which it usually should be) check and see if we have a different tag with the same meaning. If not, feel free to recreate the same tag. If you don't have enough rep to create tags, just leave that post, or flag it for moderator attention.
- We have a list of subfield tags of which each post should probably have at least one. The list may be a little out of date, so consider it a guideline.
Each time you review a question and finish any edits necessary, delete it from the list below.
Today(-ish), Astro.SE and TP.SE shall be mass-migrated to Phy.SE.
After the migration, we have retagging to consider--these questions will all be untagged (list of questions that are "untagged").
Note that the questions need reviewing as well.
We shall be provided with a meta-post-list of the migrated questions.
How should we retag?
The issue with retagging is that it bumps the post, flooding our poor main page (and drowning out 'normal' edits/posts).
One way to handle this is to just disregard the main page and have the joint communities go on a retagging spree, keeping track of it in a copy of the meta post list.
The other way is similar to Tag cleanup--[light], and is much more relaxed on the main page.
Duplicate the meta post, maybe split into chunks for cleanliness
Start retagging. Make sure that you do few enough to not flood the main page. We'll have to decide exactly what 'few enough' means. (I use 5 at a time for the [light] cleanup) -Remove retagged post links from the meta post. (or maybe mark as 'done'?)
If our self-imposed 'rate limit' has been reached, then just go about adding tags to the entry in the meta post. That way, someone who knows less about the topic can still retag. (I can get you a
[tag:...]keyboard shortcut if you like the pretty tag formatting)
Try to improve the post as well. Review it to fit our site better.
Well, that's how I think it should be. We may want to work out the details--this is a big job.
Other issues with retagging
The [research-level] tag is still under debate(I think). We may want to refrain from retagging TP questions till we decide on this. Or, we can go ahead with normal retagging and let the SE folks auto add it to the listed questions if possible.
New tags: All these questions may need new tags, especially Astro ones. We may want to first have a look at the questions and decide which tags to create. Unchecked, this can bloat our already-bloated tag list.
Site matter: we may not have that many users who know the subject well enough (eg me). These guys may not be able to choose the tags, but they can do the actual retagging. We need to engage the Astro and TP communities here for choosing tags.
Alternatively, I can write a script which compares the contents of the editor with the tag list and suggests tags. Though that may take a while (few days, got other things to do atm)
Basically, we need to discuss this and decide what steps, as a community, we shall take.