I'm going through our list of tags again - specifically those with the words 'identification' and 'selection' in them - and stumbled upon this post, for which no proper tag is available ( is obviously wrong):

What is the name of that type of cap?

I'm not even entirely sure this question is on-topic, since it allows for any question of object identification as long as one adds that it's for an art or crafts project, but that is the crux of the matter:
Is an [object-identification] tag useful, or could it possibly be misused as a legitimization to ask to identify any object?
And would that be enough reason not to create such a tag?
Are there alternative tags we can use or create (I was thinking of [blueprint], which is likely too vague, or [prototyping], which might be too inconspicuous)?

  • There's an existing tag [style-identification]. It might fit under that (an apparel style).
    – fixer1234
    Jul 22 '20 at 1:13
  • @fixer1234 I created the [style-identification] tag only a while ago (and keep adding it to existing questions). I think it fits very distinct questions, and that it would be counter-intuitive to use in the cases mentioned above.
    – Joachim Mod
    Jul 22 '20 at 7:17
  • I have voted to close the question: identifying random objects, even if for an arts or crafts project, has essentially nothing do with either.
    – Joachim Mod
    Aug 3 '20 at 21:12
  • Just a little clarity to the question at hand. Are you more interested in a tag for new objects that are in need of receiving a catchy name. For example: How to coin a name with ”x” object created by my friend two days ago? All said and done, I believe a new tag on this subject would be on topic on the main site.
    – Ken Graham
    Aug 11 '20 at 16:11
  • @KenGraham Sorry, I don't really understand what you're asking. The problem with the question linked here is that it asks for the identification of a certain existing mundane object, and whether or not we need a tag for that.
    – Joachim Mod
    Aug 12 '20 at 11:58

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