Massive Tag Removal in Launchpad
Emilio Pozuelo Monfort
pochu at ubuntu.com
Sat Dec 1 15:42:29 GMT 2007
Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT) wrote:
> If you look on https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ and expand the
> "Tags" side-panel you'll see that there's an enormous amount of
> defined tags, 1.736, to be exactly (see below for some more
> A lot of those tags were only used one or two times (1.152 are
> currently only being used by one or less open bugs, and the number of
> closed bugs for most of those isn't much higher), and are totally
> pointless ("1.4.16"? Wtf is that?; "adept", "alacarte": shouldn't it
> be assigned to the corresponding package?; "alt+f2": Uh??).
> So in order to get ride of all this crap and make the tag list a bit
> more overviewable (like now it's mostly useless, if you don't know a
> tag you won't find it there), I propose to remove all that tags that
> are only used on one or less open bugs (that is a 66% of them!). I
> could write a Python script that did that automatically (using
> As this would generate quite some bug mail (I have no exact number,
> but it might change up to somewhat like 2000-4000 bugs) persia told me
> to ask here about it.
> So... What do you think? Do you agree with this (in my opinion)
> necessary clean-up?
I fully agree with you here. I find the tag list completely useless ATM.
But instead of changing it from a script, why not ask (if there's agreement) the
launchpad crew to do it from the DB if possible, without generating bug mail?
Anyway if you need to generate some bug mail to achieve this, you have my +1.
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