Right now, "plugin-dev" is the most-utilized tag for Stack Exchange questions. We've agreed that the topic is welcome on Stack Exchange, how to tag specific plugins making them easy to follow, and I think that we should account for the different types of plugin discussions that are bound to come up.
The issue of further differentiating plugins vs. plugin development questions was recently brought up without much discussion. I also noticed that Brandon suggested that the "plugins" tag should be a synonym for "plugin-dev", which would mean that there is no differentiation between the two.
I would argue that there are two types of plugin questions:
- General questions, like "do I need a plugin to...?" or "do any plugins exist for...?" (example)
- Development questions, like "how can I get my plugin to...?" or "why isn't my plugin functioning as I understand it should?" (example)
For this reason, I think it makes sense to keep a differentiation between the "plugins" and "plugin-dev" tags. As it's an important and complicated issue, I'd like to know what people think.
On a related note, I propose changing the name of "plugin-dev" to "plugin-development" so that it's more explicit. I'd love to hear what others think.
- Are the existing "plugins" and "plugin-dev" tags perfect as-is?
- Does it make sense to rename "plugin-dev" to "plugin-development"?
- Are there any other plugin tagging issues we should be mindful of?