Now deployed everywhere
We're working on improving the tag editor (mainly for the "ask question" page). The most important reason is this:
We have awesome tag wikis that are being created and curated by the community, to help people understand what a particular tag is about, and what they need to know when using the tag for a question – but when that information would be by far most important (namely, at the moment a question is being tagged), that information is nowhere to be seen*.
*except when you hover over the preview tag that magically appears below the actual input box. Not quite in your face.
We're giving you a simple autocomplete box, but that's it. Or, as Jeff so eloquently said in one of our Monday team status reports:
Here are a few examples of the kind of problems we hope to take on with this:
- Suggest disambiguation to user when tagging
- Is there any merit to extending the tags Wiki?
- Improve display of tag synonyms
…and generally quite a few of the things you can find in the tags tag here on Meta.
It's not quite done, but we're getting close, so we've put up a play ground page here on Meta: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/new-tag-editor
It's now activated; currently here on Meta only.
Please have a look, play with it, and give feedback. The single most important question is:
Will it help improve tagging of questions, and what can be done make it help even more?