I'm told the emergent folksonomy means "don't fix it if it's not broken," and I like that! I'm all for letting the garden grow wild until it needs pruning, but I can't figure out what constitutes "broken" for tags; what signals a need to prune? I've been searching, and haven't found much guidance about the principles behind evaluating whether to consider a tag for splitting, burninating, or any other active curation.
- The advice on synonymising is pretty useful, but...
- Tagging best practices talks about making and using tags, not about curating them.
- Advice on splitting is kinda sparse. It doesn't seem generally applicable as I can't derive principles from it, and I couldn't even find the term in the glossary.
- Meanwhile, What does it mean to burninate a tag describes a particular kind of curation, but is extremely vague about what merits burnination or blacklisting.
Am I missing the relevant meta post or blog? Or is tag curation an "I know it when I see it" sort of deal, left deliberately open for each site to work out according to its own context?