Anything wrong with combining projects and surname tags in G2G?

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Active G2G'ers:

I'm thinking of closing the individual categories for special projects. There would just be one top-level category called Special Projects (like there is now) and then instead of sub-categories for Mayflower, European Aristocrats, US Presidents, etc., those would be tags on http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/tags

We've been using the tag feature just for surnames. This would mean mixing surnames with other tags.

Functionally there would be an advantage. We're working on a feature that will enable you to watch a list of surnames/tags, e.g. you could get a feed of G2G Q&A tagged Smith, Jones, etc.  By broadening the tags, you could watch Mayflower, US Presidents, etc. in the same feed.

Are there any functional disadvantages that I'm overlooking?

Thanks!

Chris

 

in Policy and Style by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
I think it is a good move.

 

Ok, this is done. You'll now want to use one of the following tags for a project (or if you create a new project, create a new tag!):
  • presidents
  • mayflower
  • euroaristo
  • acadia
  • improvement
  • categorization
The ability to get activity feeds and e-mail updates for tags will take a little while, but those of you who use a newsreader can already do an RSS. For example, add http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/feed/tag/categorization.rss to your reader.

1 Answer

+1 vote

Seems worth the try to me.yes

by Keith Baker G2G6 Pilot (101k points)

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