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I don't know if many of you have thought about the new keyword functionality recently added to the site. I replied to vroom's node announcing it, but everybody seems to be ignoring the whole issue.
I think that if this facility is to be useful, then we need better guidelines about the keywords to add. I think a list of standard keywords, with hints as to when each of them might be appropriate would be useful.
As I said in my original reply:
Also there does not seem to be a faciltiy to edit or delete keywords from a node. I think that's definitly something that should be considered. For instance if I make a spelling mistake and add the keyword seraching to a node, then the only option at the moment is to also add the correct spelling searching. It would be nice to be able to edit mistakes or remove redundant keywords
If a group with edit privlidges is created, then a means of communicating problems to them, similar to requests to the editor, would be necessary. It would be possible to just make this a function of the current editor requests page, but that would place a lot more work on vroom and that's probably not a good thing.
I think that this new facility could be really useful, but only if it's done properly.