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    Tag proposal: D d meta

Proposal for a new tag, d, for articles about the programming language D. Spurred by this thread. There is just enough posting about it to warrant a tag, imo. Pragmatically it would be nice because it’s otherwise not easy to search for, and posts often end up being awkwardly filed under tags like c or programming.

A sample of posts from the past year that would fit under this tag if it had existed (which were actually somewhat hard to find due to the searchability issue): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

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    It warms my heart to see so many upvotes for this tag proposal.

    Edit: wait, y’all aren’t hoping to use this tag to filter out D posts so you’ll never again have to read them, are you? ò.Ó

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      I think the search issue alone already justifies a tag. UX-wise, there are few things more annoying than trying to find something the search won’t let you find.

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        Thats what I hate about most language names. Couldn’t they pick something a little more unique?

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          Walter Bright actually wanted to call the language Mars, but his coworkers wouldn’t stop calling it D so the name stuck. At least I think that’s how the story goes.

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        I’ve added a d tag and backfilled it on these stories.

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          Maybe also worth mentioning: in 4 of the 7 linked posts, someone is complaining about the lack of a d tag (and it’s 4 different people). :-)

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            Tag proposal :D

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              Maybe this will sound ridiculous, but is there a good reason to not allow wild-west tagging? I get that this community has a curated bend to it, but what would the drawbacks be of opening that up?

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                I think the idea is that if it doesn’t fit an existing tag the post is off-topic. Tag creation references posts that I guess we’re agreeing as a community were on-topic but had to be shoehorned in to existing tags.

                I’ve at least on one or two occasions ran in to a story that I couldn’t really fit in a tag so skipped submitting. Overall I like the approach.

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                  Ah yeah, that’s right. Welp, it was a crackpot idea after all :) Thanks for reminding me of the signal provided by tags, it’s surely useful.