I see ux-field misused far more often than it's used correctly. The goal of the tag, as described in its usage guidance:
Questions relating to the general UX field, such as career, academic aspects, its relation to other fields and disciplines, and other topics that relate to the field as a whole.
The description is clear, but instead, we have a random assortment of questions that have been mistagged (go ahead and browse them if you'd like).
Obviously we shouldn't be surprised that people don't read the descriptions for each tag they add, but I think another issue is that the term "field" is too ambiguous.
- Forms have fields
- Research has "field studies"
- Jobs exist within a particular field
- My neighborhood park has fields
Proposal: If we rename this to "ux-profession" or "ux-career", this might help to reduce the amount of abuse this tag gets, as those terms are less up for interpretation. I understand that "profession" or "career" is more focused than "field", so perhaps "ux-work" or "ux-discipline" would more broadly cover the same reach while also reducing ambiguity?
I've also found the ux-designer tag. Its usage is described as:
Concerns and thoughts about being a UX Designer. This is an abstract tag. It may not directly be linked to a specific problem. It caters to being a UX designer and the career aspects of it.
This seems highly related, but still perhaps slightly more limited in scope than ux-field.
Perhaps there are other solutions I've not yet reached.