[drupal-devel] what do you call a rose?

Morbus Iff morbus at disobey.com
Mon Oct 3 18:28:33 UTC 2005

> So, the original question was: should 'free tagging' rather be called 
> 'folksonomy' because more people will be attracted to that term, or should we 
> choose the more appropriate, yet less known term 'free tagging'.

And I state, unequivocally: no. The feature called "free tagging" in core 
is very unlike the "folksonomy" that people who *know* what the term means 
will expect (and going far back, is equivalent to renaming "book" to 
"outliner"). Naming it "folksonomy", however, has about as much mind- 
numbing usability brilliance as re-naming "taxonomy" to "categories" does, 
so I suspect the term folksonomy will hit core any day now.

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