I have been feeling like doing tag work recently and I found that some of the more popular tags that have not been properly described have found themselves rather inconsistently used. A few that leap to my attention are:
size: Applied inconsistently to file size (for which we have file-size), to font size (for which we have fontsize, and shouldn't this one be called font-size?), to TeX dimensions (for which we have dimensions), and last, to the nebulous size of symbols/images/tables/other constructs of variable extent.
preview: Refers either to the
previewpackage, to the
preview-latextool (part of AUCTeX) to previewing parts of a TeX file, or to previewing the entire document. None of these really has their own tag.
notes: Used both for questions concerning annotations, and those concerning lecture notes or the like.
That's some, but not all of the undefined tags, which I chose just by scanning the list looking for those without a wiki and which seemed like they would be confusing if I wanted to find a particular topic.
I think we should split these as follows:
size: create a new tag sizing with synonyms size, table-size, image-size, and picture-size. Split the existing size appropriately among these and the existing tags.
preview: create a new tag previewing for actual previewing (either part or whole), and have preview refer only to the package (which seems to be the practice here). Create another new tag preview-latex and make it synonymous with auctex. Then split the existing preview appropriately.
notes: we clearly need both an annotation tag and a lecture-notes tag, though I'm not sure that the latter one wouldn't just be a subset of beamer.
Also, all of these should be properly wikied.
I would do all this myself except that I don't know how to do it without bumping every question to the front page; I assume I'd need to ask a moderator to use the appropriate tools. However, what's the opinion?