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

Steve Dondley sdondley at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 18:59:09 UTC 2005

He asked an either or question and you answered "no".  So I'm quite
unclear where you stand.  And your sarcasm further clouds the issue. 
So which term do you prefer?

On 10/3/05, Morbus Iff <morbus at disobey.com> 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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