Hi Guys,

I was pretty active on the guitars.se site, and in my effort to make the merge a success, I'm about to embark on tagging/retagging any unorganised questions from the old site that made the merge. However, before I start, I just wanted to check that the way I am going to tag the questions is the way that everyone else would agree with. My way is pretty much explained by Matthew Read's first answer to this question, applied to bass guitars:

I recommend for the first, so that it's distinguished from standup bass. Tagging and would mean that your question is both about bass and guitar, which is not your intention.

The rest follows from that; you should use because it follows the same format, even though should be unambiguous since there's no reason to add "acoustic" for a standup bass. Likewise, for questions limited solely to electric bass.

I think should be used as well, just to make it clear that it's not bass guitar. I doubt there will be general bass questions (both double bass and bass guitar), so we shouldn't have at all.

Summary: Use and . If questions are truly limited to them, use and .

Obviously I would be using this standard applied to guitars (electric, acoustic, 12 string etc).

Just wanted to check everyone else agrees with me, I don't want to start off wrong, so that everyone has to go and clear up my mess (not that I wouldn't myself obviously :) )

  • Well, I'm obviously down with that ... :P It's also how I've tagged a ton of the imported questions, so I do hope I don't have to redo it all!
    – user28
    May 29, 2011 at 23:11
  • Fab. Will crack on in the morning :D
    – Ali
    May 29, 2011 at 23:15
  • BTW, relevant discussion on meta.so: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/93126/…
    – Kos
    May 29, 2011 at 23:21

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Yes, I think that's the standard that makes the most sense and is agreed upon by our community. We mods can also mass-retag things so the most important decision here is the use of a single tag instead of more than one and I don't think anyone is disputing the advantages of that.

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