Massive Tag Removal in Launchpad

Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT) sgevatter at
Mon Dec 3 15:29:43 GMT 2007

It seems my last mail hasn't arrived (I always forget to change the
sender on GMail!)... Here is it again:

We (Hobbsee, Fujitsu, Kmos and me) have been speaking about this
with Kiko and his proposal was to only show official bugs in the list
(members of ubuntu-bugcontrol or somewhat like that would be allowed
to mark tags as official), and add a page where all other tags were
displayed (in a tag cloud perhaps, but there are a lot for that). It
was also decided that the proposed clean-up is still necessary and
that the Launchpad team should have a look at it.

Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT)
GNU/Linux User #438657. Ubuntu User #11680.

2007/12/2, Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at>:
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> Hi,
> Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT) [2007-12-01 16:30 +0100]:
> > If you look on 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
> > statistics).
> I fully agree.  This is also why I have never believed in tagging, not
> in LP (except for some properly annouced and well-used tags like
> verification-needed, bitesize, and a few others), not with photos
> (f-spot or flickr), nor anywhere else. The total lack of proper
> definition makes them mostly useless IMHO.
> The fact that we now have this large number of mostly useless tags
> shows that the system has not worked as intended. So while I agree to
> cleaning it up (thank you for the initial research!), it would
> certainly make sense to introduce a policy for future tags. Like a
> wiki page documenting them, getting consensus about a new tag
> somewhere, limit the definition of new tags to a certain team, etc.
> Thanks,
> Pitti

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