moderated Re: Categories for groups -- idea suggestion

Marv Waschke

I like bottom up organization based on tags, but bottom-up organization can turn incoherent. The web and its search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) is a bottom-up organized system in which the participants designate their own tags. The web is a mess, but it is also surprisingly effective mess. For something relatively small like, a moderated tag system might work. Something like "owners get to choose among existing tags and propose new ones, new tags are scrutinized for redundancy, over-specificity, etc. and moderated when needed by a 'tag czar'." That might not be hard to implement. It would be only semi-scalable and a bit autocratic, but it might work well. If scale becomes a problem, just lop off the moderation.
Best, Marv Waschke

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