Should 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, etc. have their own tags? Personally I'm undecided but leaning towards no since things don't always break down cleanly by decade. What do y'all think?
I would say no. They would at best be meta-tags, that is, tags that couldn't stand alone on a question.
We have been running the site for the best part of three years without them. I would suggest we leave it that way.
Should 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, etc. have their own tags?
No. While many developments can be tied to a period of five or maybe 10 years relevance/usage, this period is almos complete asynchonus with calendar decades.
Hmm. Thinking about a bit longer, there could be a use for a similar system, or even two.
Years. For some questions a specific year could be named - much like Wiki having pages (and cathegories) by year.
Tags in form of
post-1970and so on.
While the first is a rather generic thing, could the second be quite helpful to classify questions about certain areas and technologies.
An alternative could be made with tags like
post-microprocessor to seperate certain eras instead of development.
Just thinking out loud.