There's a limit to ensure that you think well about how your question should be tagged and don't resort to just tagging it with everything in hope that it will somehow surface to more people. It also keeps the tag system focused.
The limit is not surfaced until you enter 5 tags because you don't need to know the limit until you reach it.
Your question ...
On inspection it turned out that only one question had that misspelled tag. I therefor submitted an edit so the tag was no longer used on any question. Once the edit was reviewed and approved there were zero questions with the misspelled tag.
After 03:00 UTC the system runs a cleanup batch to remove so called "zombie" tags.
The timing of all actions was ...
"User interface" is too vague to be of use. Tags exist to categorize content so that it's easier to find answers to questions you need help with or so you can subscribe to them if you're an expert. No one is an expert at "user interfaces". No one is going to look at answers to questions about "user interfaces" and find a common thread that will help them. ...
This tag has been removed and made intrinsic (same as a blacklist, but won't block inbound migrations) - it's now in the same class as user-interface, which should give you a clue as to why it wasn't already blacklisted.
10 questions had no other tags - please retag them appropriately.
Yeah I can merge & synonymize the two unless there are objections (which I very much doubt).
Generally we prefer the plural form for the tag, so both would be rolled up into buttons. Any objections?
I went and made them synonyms.
Over the years, five tags has proven to be sufficient for the vast, vast majority of questions without trying to overly-categorize questions from every conceivable context.
If you find that you consistently need more than five tags, there's a pretty good chance you are adding superfluous tags that aren't really needed. Over the years, five tags has shown to ...
The term 'design' is simply too broad of a term for it to be a tag.
Specific tags may make sense such as:
But 'design' by itself just has no context so could really apply to most anything on this site.
The "design" tag seems to be more noise than signal. It doesn't get used very often (299 tags ever). And when it does get used, there's often a "[specifier]-design" tag used, too. After reviewing the list questions tagged "design", I can't see a meaningful pattern emerging. Contrast that with the questions tagged "user research", which is clearly a ...
There are some natural laws "physics" (more precisely, dynamics) with crowdsourced sites, and one of these is the inevitable buildup of a long tail of cruft. If you look at anything from the vote distribution to the distribution of high scores on the site you'll see that same pareto trend.
Tags are subject to that same dynamic. There are a few tags which ...
Tags is what it is since it's a folksonomy in the first place. That means that they should be built from the users and not by authorities, which in our case means moderators or SE-employees. They are a bewildered forest of signs without any control (if they are folksonomy tags only).
But our tags are in a loose way governed by privileged users and ...
i agree with you. in fact, it's worse that being merely redundant on the site...it provides a seemingly-sanctioned way for users to be sloppy with tagging ("oh, i can just use experience").
if there's resolution here i'm happy to retag the questions...there aren't too many of them.
Wiki excerpts appear in many different contexts, so they should be written in complete prose so to stand on their own without the tag-prefix you quoted above.
See this tag wiki excerpt on Stack Overflow, for example:
I think they're distinct enough tags not to require a merging / synonyming (if that's a word)
For example, some questions tagged color that wouldn't make sense to be color-scheme are:
How to interpret wcag2.0 guidelines on contrast for buttons and icons
Correction in color model
Intuitive colour pickers for non-expert users?
Really, I think color-scheme ...
I've applied the tag wiki to the correct style-guide and have re-tagged the relevant questions.
The style-gude tag will expire naturally overnight I believe, provided nobody re-uses it for other questions.
16 of the 21 questions tagged with google-materials-design were also tagged with material-design. I've removed the google-materials-design tag from these 16.
The material-design tag appears to be the main tag. It has 128 questions and a tag wiki (compared with google-materials-design which now has only 5 questions and no tag wiki). I think it would make ...
I've rolled back the previous excerpt that states:
PLEASE THINK CAREFULLY IF YOU WANT TO USE THIS TAG! REQUESTS FOR TOOL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE OFF-TOPIC FOR STACK EXCHANGE SITES. Hardware or Software tools used by UX professionals to do their work. Also more generally software used by users to shape or modify something they are creating.
Thank you for ...
While I agree that "experience" as a tag is problematic, I'd argue that there are occasions when we want to discuss the emotional aspects of a user interface.
For example, we prototyped a design and then user tested it .. although we had a usability 100% success rate, it was apparent from comments that users were left anxious at the end.
So, since "...
Skimming through the first 50 web questions, most (all?) of them appear to be about web design. (One is about interpreting web research to inform the web design. Keeping web research separate is the only reason I can think of to separate website-design from other web tags.)
There's a fairly high degree of overlap. Of 135 total web questions, 29 are also ...
Interestingly I just came to meta to post a question about these very tags.
I have no problem with the concept of granular interface tags, my issue is using the acronym.
A tag of KUI is not useful to those who are not already familiar with the acronym.
Should the tag not be kinetic-user-interface or natural-user-interface with a descriptive tag wiki?
I think you're coming at this from the wrong direction really. We don't arbitrarily create tags for people to use, tags are only created when a question is asked that would fit a particular tag that hasn't already been created.
So, if and when a question is asked that fits any of these tags then we can create them, but it isn't possible to create a tag ...
I think noun tags should be pluralized. Thinking about it, questions are about "a list", they're about "lists" so the plural form makes the most sense to me.
If it's an abstract concept website-design or field of interest hci it's fine that it's not pluralized in my mind; think about it, you're not talking about interaction designs, you're talking about ...