I see some questions tagged as "project-management". Since that's the subject of the entire site isn't this tag somewhat redundant?

  • agree, just like the tag "programming" in stackoverflow Commented Feb 10, 2011 at 8:10
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    +1 I agree. Should be more specific e.g. methodology, managing people, managing schedules, etc. Commented Feb 10, 2011 at 23:43

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There should be a rule that the tagname cannot match the name of the site. For instance, Programmers Stack Exchange shouldn't have a Programmers tag. Area 51 shouldn't have an Area 51 tag. Cooking shouldn't have a Cooking tag. Automotive shouldn't have an Automotive tag.

The idea is that tags should represent a component of project management or a component of the site topic, and a subject cannot be a component of itself.

  • Yup. I think this is something we can all agree on. If you read most of those questions it's clear they are really addressing a sub-topic. Commented Feb 13, 2011 at 20:27

Yes, it was redundant. As soon as I noticed that I had unlocked edit rights, I removed the tag. Every question here should be about PM, so there's no need to explicitly tag a question project-management. Tags need to be more specific.

  • Thanks for doing that. You're one of just a few users who can actually police the site at the moment as there are no moderators actively participating yet, other than Robert Cartaino.
    – jmort253
    Commented Feb 16, 2011 at 5:00

I did that on one of my questions but later decided that the actual question wasn't about project management but about roles, so I removed that tag.


I asked essentially the exact same question on the meta page for the sister Stack Exchange site for Board and Card Games.

Although we had a lot of discussion in the comments below, we were ultimately barking up the wrong tree. The right way to deal with this was described by a SE guru in another answer: basically for this site, the tag should be blacklisted. I assume Jeff Atwood can fix this for us here just like he did over at B&CG.

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