What more can I say? Please share your yays and nays.
I don’t understand. What kind of stories would fit this category? And are there really that many of them?
I guess mostly programs that work in a terminal emulator.
Some examples from the last month:
These, and the post about Termux I posted yesterday are exactly the examples I had in mind.
Perhaps more importantly: Would you filter out things with the ‘terminal’ tag? Do you think someone would want to?
I don’t filter any tags. However I do use tags to find older stories I may have missed.
I think this is a standard not all currently existing tags can be measured against:
I might filter out hardware. A lot of the stories are “wow neat”, but I don’t know what I’d do with them.
I think the “programming” tag is redundant: It appears on a lot of things that aren’t programming related but examples of programming. If there was a poll to remove the programming tag I might welcome it.
Is this really the only reason we have tags? When submitting a story it says to choose at least one tag and “if no tag fits, this probably doesn’t belong here”.
I think it’s sensible. An analogy: tags are like photoreceptors. They are densest in the center, picking out fine detail. They are less dense at the periphery. Terminals seem like a topic close to the center for many users.
Shell may be more appropriate.
I don’t think that’s quite the same. While shells are “terminal” programs, there are a lot of other programs that run on a terminal that aren’t shells (even though they probably get started from shells).
Yeah. A terminal tag might be appropriate for shell stuff though.