[Catalog-sig] Adding trove categories

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Fri Mar 3 00:32:29 CET 2006

On Mar 2, 2006, at 3:24 PM, Richard Jones wrote:

> On Friday 03 March 2006 10:14, you wrote:
>> I'd go +1 for (freeform) tags.. the tags people want to use to
>> describe their projects should shake out pretty quickly, and it
>> prevents us from ever having to request a new topic whenever someone
>> comes up with a new idea or web framework :)
> No, free-form fields should be somewhere else. Propose a "keywords"  
> field if
> you like, but I believe the description field performs this job  
> adequately.
> I work for a company that runs conferences. We have approximately  
> 7,500
> proposals in across 10 conferences. They're all humanities-related,  
> but in
> slightly different fields. Regardless, we now have 25,000 unique  
> "keywords"
> that have been supplied from our free-form keywords field. Not so  
> useful.

So what?  If you're browsing, only show the N most popular ones.


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