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Wouldn't it be useful to have a thematic listing, possibly hierarchically organized, of all tags used on a particular Stack Exchange subsite? There is the "Tags" button, but clicking on it leads to a long list that would take a long time to semantically browse.

At least it would be useful to have a page that discusses similar tags and how they (are meant to) differ. I am having in mind a community wiki page with different paragraphs by topic and/or paragraphs for each set of tags that are related but commonly confused/mislabeled.

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That list isn't really "unorganized" considering there's three ways you can sort it: popular (number of questions), name (alphabetical), and new (creation date). How would you suggest it be better "organized"? –  animuson Jul 23 '12 at 5:41
    
@animuson You are right in that "unorganized" might be too strong a word choice. I was thinking mainly of thematic/hierarchical organization or simply a long structured page describing the different tags' relation to each other and common mistagging pitfalls. –  Lover of Structure Jul 23 '12 at 5:43

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Yes, that would be quite nice. Kind of like an interactive word cloud, as shown here:

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Clicking on such a tag would then allow to "semantically" navigate to the next tag cloud. This would be a different representation of something that already exists today: You can click on a tag and see its related tags listed on the right:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/java#h-related-tags

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An interactive word cloud would sound nice, except the one you're showing is a bit too chaotic :-) A network of clouds like what you see on the list of all Stack Exchange sites, except with smaller text, all explanations visible, and lines between the clouds would be a better visual representation of the data. –  Lover of Structure Jul 23 '12 at 15:59

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