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

Robert Douglass rob at robshouse.net
Mon Oct 3 18:52:51 UTC 2005

Morbus said what I think. +1 for calling taxonomy taxonomy and -1 for 
renaming free tagging.


Morbus Iff wrote:
>> 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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