[drupal-devel] A Folksonomy module

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Tue Mar 8 22:10:11 UTC 2005

> Hrm. Isn't a duplication of data (all users having "cat", "cats", 
> "funny", etc.) "bad"? The above seems focussed on solving the problem of 
> "My Tags", but also seems to make relevant and synonomous tags more 
> difficult, and makes it nearly impossible for me to do the "similar 
> keywords" I need for the NHPR conversion.

The whole point of folksonomy is that users make up their own tags. 
Otherwise, you have one central vocab like today. At first blush, it 
seems you want taxonomy on the fly where users add terms to the central 

> Was your design decision "no new tables, come hell or highwater?"

thats is not part of my design decision at all. if new tables are needed 
to implement the best solution, we use enw tables.

> Could we use hidden profile.module fields to associate uids with tids?

certainly we will ned a table or profile field to associate a uid to a vocab

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