While there are still a small number of questions on the site, I think it would be important to get a consensus on tag organization. It becomes trickier to enforce a policy when you already have a thousand existing questions violating the policy.

For example:

  • We have an tag - this seems largely redundant to me - that's like having a programming tag on Stack Overflow.

  • We have an tag - this is fine if it refers to the Amazon website but redundant on this question, which has nothing to do with amazon.com and simply uses it to identify the Kindle (which is produced by Amazon).

  • Although not terribly important, I feel the tag should probably point to . There are no questions with the tag, but I think people recognize the acronym "DRM" more readily than its expanded form.

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?

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    Agree on the DRM tag suggestion, the abbreviated version is probably more recognizable Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 7:40
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    It's a good question, but I'm totally hating that the overall tag management is lumped with (good) discussions about very specific tags. Can you split out the 3 examples in their own questions and link from here?
    – DVK
    Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 15:22

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In my opinion is an ambiguous tag. I think we should blacklist it and replace it by for the hardware devices and for e.g. epub reading software on Android or PCs.

It would be nice to have a tag reserved for questions that actually deal with hardware questions like "The touch screen of my reader does not respond, can I replace it." (I know that question is crappy, but there may be better ones if somebody actually has the problems).

I agree with . Maybe should be replaced by if used this way.

  • I'd prefer amazon-mechant. "website" is no longer accurate, you can purchase books from Amazon Android App, or from Kindle app.
    – DVK
    Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 15:21

The tag closely resembles to the tag, so technically they could be the same.

There is a lot of tag synonyms to be created here, that's for sure.

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    No as per @Tim's answer a ebook reader could be software on any computer
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 11:29

Whether or not the amazon tag is appropriate, largely depends on what the definition is. One of the things we certainly have to do is come up with descriptions, that guide first time posters of questions, as well as guide more experienced (re-)taggers in applying the tag to the right question.

It is difficult for me to judge whether an is appropriate if there is there is no tag definition for that tag.

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