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I feel like I am in an appropriate position to answer this question based on my previous experiences, including one very similar to the issue that is going on now.
For those of you who haven't read my profile page yet, I am an administrator on the Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes Wiki on Fandom. I have dealt with a similar issue on my wiki before involving categories, which act like tags on our wiki.
There are two ways to classify modules in KTaNE: whether they are from the vanilla game or modded, and whether they're regular or needy. At first, I made the following categories:
That looks fine and dandy, but I noticed a flaw with this setup. There is, in reality, no need for this extra segregation between different categories. A setup that combines categories like this would actually be better:
With this second setup, it is actually better than the older setup because of overlapping categories. This allows us to search questions better, because it allows us to narrow down our search by specifying more than one category. It's like the difference between Gmail and normal email. Mail only allows one folder for each item. Gmail allows multiple. We allow multiple tags on our posts. Let's take advantage of that.
For example, to get a search of all modded needy modules, you would use a search like:
[mod-modules] [needy-modules] to get a list. This should be the same on Arqade, where the more you specify in the search, the narrower your results get. This is not the case in the first example, where specifying just one tag would get results too narrow.
Say you wanted any regular modules, no matter the origin. With the first example, you would need to do
[regular-modules] or [mod-modules] which does not make sense from a searching perspective. We're a knowledge base, not a forum, just like my wiki. Therefore, our site and its tags should be optimized from a searching perspective, not an asking and answering perspective. Search engines give you stuff on topics similar to your actual destination, unless you explicitly ask to exclude them.
Now we're back to the original problem with our server tags. Right now we have one of these two, depending on what you think of this argument:
When we should have:
With this improved setup, if you search
[minecraft-servers], you'll get questions on all types of servers, Java, and Bedrock. Only want the Java servers? Add
[minecraft-java-edition] to your search. Want Java gameplay questions that are not about servers? Simply use the inversion:
[minecraft-java-edition] -[minecraft-servers]. We have a search function that will let us specify the exact combination of tags that we want. Let's take advantage of it.
So I'm sorry to Fabian Röling for undoing one of your proposed changes, but I think that this would greatly benefit us to change the tags so that the search can run the way it's supposed to.
I understand that some users may be angry because that increases the potential for a user specifying minecraft-servers without specifying their edition, like with minecraft-commands. To combat this problem, I have made this feature-request.