Make it sense to create tags there also include blender as a part of the tag e.g


Is not be easier/more DRY to create only tags for the version number like 2. 67 because we are here in the blender stack exchange.

What you think?

  • $\begingroup$ Hey! You guys are talking about me! I did that! $\endgroup$ – Daniel says Reinstate Monica May 22 '13 at 22:28
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    $\begingroup$ We're don't talk about you but about the future of the version tags. You were only the initiator of the question. :D $\endgroup$ – Azd325 May 22 '13 at 22:47

I propose that there be two (maybe three) levels of specificity. For instance:

I would say that when tagging a question, the more general, the better. For example, if you can do the same thing in 2.4 as in 2.6, then it makes little sense to tag as 2.67. Perhaps we could also use tags such as for questions where an answer exists in 2.4 and up as a way of clarifying that the question isn't about 2.4 only, so answers in 2.6 would be fine as well.

One thing's for certain though: there is no use in having a tag. It adds no value to any question. I'm currently a mod on Christianity.SE and the tag "christianity" doesn't exist because there's no point in having it.

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    $\begingroup$ The problem with this is that you will have many many tags. $\endgroup$ – PhoneixS May 22 '13 at 21:58
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    $\begingroup$ @PhoneixS: It's better to have many specific tags than a few too-broad tags. $\endgroup$ – El'endia Starman May 22 '13 at 21:59
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, if we will have version tags, they must be for specific version (2.66). And thinking again about it, well, there isn't so many new releases. $\endgroup$ – PhoneixS May 22 '13 at 22:03
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    $\begingroup$ The site is about Blender, let the questions specify the version. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR May 22 '13 at 22:08
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    $\begingroup$ I agree. Must be specific version tags. This matters a lot when talking about bugs. $\endgroup$ – Daniel says Reinstate Monica May 22 '13 at 22:31
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    $\begingroup$ I agree that blender should not be a valid tag within the scope of this forum. $\endgroup$ – Mike Pan May 22 '13 at 23:53
  • $\begingroup$ Should we just shorten it to 2.67 instead of blender-2.67 ? $\endgroup$ – Daniel says Reinstate Monica May 23 '13 at 0:44
  • $\begingroup$ @DantheMan: There is potential for confusion that way. After all, Cycles, Yafaray, and other programs also have their own version numbers. $\endgroup$ – El'endia Starman May 23 '13 at 0:56
  • $\begingroup$ @El'endiaStarman Ok. Good point. $\endgroup$ – Daniel says Reinstate Monica May 23 '13 at 0:57
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    $\begingroup$ Having version tags has worked well for us on Ask Ubuntu. Sometimes there are issues and questions specific to a single version, and it is useful to separate these out with a tag. $\endgroup$ – A Wild RolandiXor May 23 '13 at 2:43

I'd encourage the use of either a blender prefix or a version prefix in order to make it clear what it is that number refers to. It might be obvious to many but the clarity would be improved even if it's less DRY.

  • $\begingroup$ +1 for version prefix $\endgroup$ – JNF May 23 '13 at 17:47

I think we should only have one tag, something like or , which would be used for questions relating to different versions of blender.

Some examples of existing questions which could use this tag:

Mesh appears normal in solid mode but looks weird in textured mode

Blender release life cycle and versioning

Such a tag could also be used for upgrade questions such as this one:
Is there a way to update Blender without deleting it and downloading the new version?

This might be a stretch, but this question might also be eligible for such a tag:
Working with VRML 1.0 files in the current version of Blender

I feel that having many tags for specific releases of blender is overkill when most questions are only related to the current version, but there are enough questions that are related to versions of blender that such a tag could make sense.

  • $\begingroup$ Blender versions are actually stable builds for the most part. I say one tag is enough, the builds tag should cover any of these questions. versions is a very vague version of what OP and El'endia Starman suggested. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Sep 21 '13 at 1:58
  • $\begingroup$ @iKlsR They could be synonimized, but I think it would be good to at least have a prompt for whatever tag we use if a user starts typing versions or releases $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Sep 21 '13 at 2:04
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    $\begingroup$ Good note, I will make this so. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Sep 21 '13 at 2:08

This would be extremely messy, if such a tag were to exist, it would be one set tag such as and that alone. If a question is tied to a specific version it can be specified in the question and or answer.

That being said, I am against such a tag as it would make little if any sense or even be of any use as the site is about Blender and presumably and preferably, the questions will be too.

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    $\begingroup$ I agree, keep it simple and tag with only blender $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Williamson May 22 '13 at 21:47
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    $\begingroup$ Seconded. Having version-specific tags is too messy. $\endgroup$ – Mike Pan May 22 '13 at 22:18
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    $\begingroup$ @iKlsR: I'm not sure if you're arguing for or against a plain blender tag. Can you clarify? $\endgroup$ – El'endia Starman May 22 '13 at 22:25
  • $\begingroup$ @El'endiaStarman The first paragraph I was evaluating what could happen if one were to be used and the second I clearly say why it makes no sense. I have edited it to be a bit clearer. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR May 22 '13 at 22:26
  • $\begingroup$ @iKlsR I agree that this would be quite messy, but I think there would be a use for a single tag. (though maybe call it something more meaningful than blender) See my answer $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Sep 21 '13 at 1:48

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