Elementary OS includes applications with generic names such as Calendar, Files, Music, etc.
It is natural that this site will have a tag for each of these applications. The most obvious name for these tags is the name of the application, but since these are generic words, this conflicts with the general concept.
Tags are a way to classify posts. They are not search keywords; tags should have a single meaning. If I'm looking for a way to do something in the Files application, I'll use the “Files application” tag (example: 1). If I'm looking for a way to work with files, I'll use the “files concept” tag (example: 1).
For simplicity there should be a consistent way to distinguish between application tags and concept tags. Note that tag names will always be styled in lowercase. Some possibilities include:
- plain tag name for the application, other formulation for the concept. For example: files for support questions about Pantheon Files, file-management for questions about file management in general.
- plain tag name for the concept, common suffix for the application. For example: files for questions about file management in general, files-application for Pantheon Files.
- plain tag name for the concept, application full name for the application. For example: files for questions about file management in general, pantheon-files for Pantheon Files.
- Blacklist the base name and only use compound tags. For example: file-management and files-application.
Moderators can rename tags, so if the naming convention needs to change, that's easy on the technical end. However we should pick a naming convention now, because disambiguating ambiguous tags gets more and more painful the more questions are concerned.