I have noticed that many people just loosely ask some question and then toss in "design" and "pattern" and the tag the question as design-patterns. Maybe they are looking for a function or maybe an algorithm but there is no real discussion of anything I would myself define as the realm of "Design Patterns". Example "I am looking for the best pattern to track the number of dingleberries I pick daily."
Gamma et al became a landmark because they took common design patterns, gave them names, and cataloged them. Now we have a common language we can share, when someone says "Abstract Factory" or "Memento" I know exactly what they are talking about. Can we really even talk about "Design Patterns" if we do not have names?
So, y question is should questions tagged Design-Patterns be restricted to the discussion of named patterns? With perhaps a minimum standard being if someone is not sure about which pattern to use, surely they can present a short analysis of patterns they have considered but do not seem to quite fit?
I guess I am looking for guidance on re-tagging. It seems like there is currently an awful lot of chaff in the wheat on the Design-Patterns topic.