In the interests of feeding my taxonomy OCD, I was looking at the current tag, and felt its use was a little haphazard:

We have about 17 items tagged "Part Identification", compared with 74 tagged "Identification".

For some added context:

  • 15 questions are also tagged with asking about Set Identification (especially after I added that to a few others)
  • 13 questions are only tagged Identification (note that the query is running on an archived dataset which takes a while for that to update with the changes I made to clean up some of the questions)
  • 5 questions are only tagged "Part Identification"

Currently our "Piece Information" wiki states:

Use for questions about unknown pieces or sets.

  1. Do you think "Part Identification" stands on it's own?
  2. Do we need something else to help distinguish "part identification" from "set identification"?
  3. Should we create a similar "Set Identification" tag and remove "sets" from those questions instead?
  4. If we create "Set Identification" should we then retire "Identification"?
  • In my mind, part of the reason that we can put multiple tags is so that we don't have to be super specific. Set identification questions should be tagged with "set" and "identification". Likewise, part identification questions should probably be tagged with "part" and "identification" or something similar.
    – Nick2253
    Commented Nov 3, 2014 at 17:27
  • @Nick2253 Agreed, but I'm not sure "Part" or "Element" really stand on their own. I guess "Sets" is really "Set Information" so is it ok to tag them "Piece Information" and "Identification" (which quite a few are anyway) Commented Nov 3, 2014 at 20:29
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    I forgot we had "Piece information" already. That's probably the way to go.
    – Nick2253
    Commented Nov 3, 2014 at 20:46
  • I don't think a 'identification' tag is necessary given that almost every identification questions is clearly either about a part (or selection of parts) and a set.
    – Ambo100 Mod
    Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 17:47
  • I guess the idea was that we wanted the "identification" tag to exist to distinguish between questions asking about how a particular element should be used or has changed, compared with the "what is this part" questions - then people can mark "Identification" as an ignored tag, and not see them. Would you prefer a "Set Identification" tag and retire the Identification one? Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 18:03

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I think we should rather change our definition of identification and move questions to the proper spot. Perhaps even remove straight-up identification and instead do part-identification and set-identification, both of which exist.

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