# How specific should our tags be?

Many of our tags are aimed at covering broad, general categories, rather than using more, specific tags of limited scope.

For example, we have

Is this good or bad?

Would it be more useful to have smaller, more specific tags (e.g. )? Or is there current strategy better? And if so, why?

If smaller tags are more useful, how specific should they be?

As an example on another SE site, GD has many specific tags referring to a kind of tool or file format.

I couldn't find a good way to search for "specific tags", but if you poke around you'll see tags like and .

• With regards to your point about GD's tags, those tags aren't as vague as ours and are actually needed IMO, for example, the pen tool is a major part of an image app as opposed to the knife tool for us which can fall under modeling and knowing what image format you are exporting to is also good when looking at filesize or quality etc as opposed to having exr or obj for us which is basically useless. Oct 11 '14 at 18:11
• blender.stackexchange.com/questions/17705/…, just interesting timing for that new tag (modifier-array) to pop up. Oct 12 '14 at 0:03
• i think its more friendly to new users if the tags are general. Oct 13 '14 at 16:02
• Oct 14 '14 at 9:21