I am a relatively new user in Ask Ubuntu site, which is a subsite of the Stack Exchange network. After participating in the Questions and answers in the AU site for a while, I see that, the "tags" are very important in this site. (It is also very important on all SE sites). I often see and feel that, Moderators and Community members have a hard time deleting tags, which were created by users (without having good knowledge about the importance of tags). I also experienced a situation where a user trying to delete ubuntu-netbook tag, created a new one as ubuntu-n accidentally and was unaware of this new tag. (We are requested to delete that tag, because that is no longer important).
So, I feel that, tag creation should not be that easy and should go through some approval by moderators before being used in the system. That's why I am proposing this request.
We can apply to the system one or more of these methods to prevent unimportant tags being created.
- We can increase the required reputation level from 300 to 2000. It is now 300
- New tags should go through moderator approval before being used. The user can still type a new tag name, but that new tag will only appear in the question after moderator approval
I want to hear from community members about this particular request.