Last time it became evident to everyone that a big problem in choosing what tags and tag names to use is that linguistic terminology is incomprehensible for a lot of ELLs while simple and understandable tag names tend to be more popular among even avid askers.
Well, in an attempt to (re-)organize our tags we need to choose one way or the other. The disadvantage of using "simple" tag names is that they're unlikely to cover everything — after all, there's a reason linguists use a special system of terminology. The disadvantage of using sophisticated linguistic terminology is many learners won't understand the tag names.
But an idea just hit me today. We could make a glossary of the linguistic terms we would use as tag names (on main or here) so that learners would know which tag to use. Ideally, it would also be linked in our Ask Question page. Tag wikis would be good, but they're scattered info and they can't focus on the amount of tags we want.
- Should we make this glossary?
- Where should it be? Meta.ELL or ELL itself?
- If you like this idea, please feel free to develop it! What else do you suggest?