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Tags will be all lowercased

Well this is not really a question, but if you have thoughts about this - please respond.

The reason is that it is rather difficult (not impossible but I think it is unnecessary - because it is easier to just force lowercase all tag input) - to maintain case of the tag, clean out random variations in the user input, and make case-aware tag names "database-proof".

Secondly - a more uniform tag format will make the site look a little better.

Since there are several sites already, there will be a data migration and a separate management command "lowercase_tags" and a call .lower() added to the tag name cleaning function.

Do you have strong objections? Anyone strongly prefers sentence-cased tags?

Tags will be all lowercased

Well this is not really a question, but if you have thoughts about this - please respond.

The reason is that it is rather difficult (not impossible but I think it is unnecessary - because it is easier to just force lowercase all tag input) - to maintain case of the tag, clean out random variations in the user input, and make case-aware tag names "database-proof".

Secondly - a more uniform tag format will make the site look a little better.

Since there are several sites already, there will be a data migration and a separate management command "lowercase_tags" and a call .lower() added to the tag name cleaning function.

Do you have strong objections? Anyone strongly prefers sentence-cased tags?

Tags will be all lowercased

The reason is that it is rather difficult (not impossible but I think it is unnecessary - because it is easier to just force lowercase all tag input) - to maintain case of the tag, clean out random variations in the user input, and make case-aware tag names "database-proof".

Secondly - a more uniform tag format will make the site look a little better.

Since there are several sites already, there will be a data migration and a separate management command "lowercase_tags" and a call .lower() added to the tag name cleaning function.

Do you have strong objections? Anyone strongly prefers sentence-cased tags?tags? It is possible to have an option to sentence-case tags for the html output.

Thanks.

Tags will be all lowercased

The reason is that it is rather difficult (not impossible but I think it is unnecessary - because it is easier to just force lowercase all tag input) - to maintain case of the tag, clean out random variations in the user input, and make case-aware tag names "database-proof".

Secondly - a more uniform tag format will make the site look a little better.

Since there are several sites already, there will be a data migration and a separate management command "lowercase_tags" and a call .lower() added to the tag name cleaning function.

Do you have strong objections? a compelling case to allow upper-case characters in the tags?

Anyone strongly prefers sentence-cased tags? It is possible to have an option to sentence-case tags for the html output.

Thanks.

Tags will be all lowercasedHow to main

The reason is that it It is rather difficult (not impossible - but I think it is unnecessary - because it is easier to just force lowercase all tag input) possible - to maintain case of the tag, clean out random variations in the user input, and make case-aware tag names "database-proof".

Secondly - a more uniform tag format will make the site look a little better.

Since Is there are several sites already, there will be a data migration and a separate management command "lowercase_tags" and a call .lower() added to the tag name cleaning function.

Do you have a compelling case to allow upper-case characters in the tags?

Anyone strongly prefers sentence-cased tags? It is possible to have an option to sentence-case tags for the html output.output, but then they will all look sentence - cased.

Thanks.The two solutions I can think of are:

  • force lower-case all tag input -- there will be code to migrate tag names on your sites in that case)
  • allow "freehand" case on tags -- in this case tag input will be cleaned against the case of the tags already present in the database and the very first tag entry will be unrestricted

How to maindo you prefer case of tags handled?

It is rather difficult - but possible - to maintain case of the tag, clean out random variations in the user input, and make case-aware tag names "database-proof".

Is there a compelling case to allow upper-case characters in the tags?

Anyone strongly prefers sentence-cased tags? It is possible to have an option to sentence-case tags for the html output, but then they will all look sentence - cased.

The two solutions I can think of are:

  • force lower-case all tag input -- there will be code to migrate tag names on your sites in that case)
  • allow "freehand" case on tags -- in this case tag input will be cleaned against the case of the tags already present in the database and the very first tag entry will be unrestricted

Which option do you like better?

How do you prefer case of tags handled?

It is rather difficult - but possible - to maintain case of the tag, clean out random variations in the user input, and make case-aware tag names "database-proof".

What do you think, should tags be lowercased? Is there a compelling case to allow upper-case characters in the tags? Anyone strongly prefers sentence-cased tags?

Anyone strongly prefers sentence-cased tags? It Looks like there is possible a glitch currently when someone tries to have an option to sentence-case tags for enter tag, which is already in the html output, database, but then they will all look sentence - cased.has a different character case.

The two solutions I can think of are:

  • force lower-case all tag input -- there will be code to migrate tag names on your sites in that case)
  • allow "freehand" case on tags -- in this case tag input will be cleaned against the case of the tags already present in the database and the very first tag entry will be unrestricted

Which option do you like better?

How do you prefer the character case of tags handled?

What do you think, should tags be lowercased? Is there a compelling case to allow upper-case characters in the tags? Anyone strongly prefers sentence-cased tags?

Looks like there is a glitch currently when someone tries to enter tag, which is already in the database, but has a different character case.

The two solutions I can think of are:

  • force lower-case all tag input -- there will be code to migrate tag names on your sites in that case)
  • allow "freehand" case on tags -- in this case tag input will be cleaned against the case of the tags already present in the database and the very first tag entry will be unrestricted

Which option do you like better?

How do you prefer the character case of tags handled?

What do you think, should tags be lowercased? Is there a compelling case to allow upper-case characters in the tags? Anyone strongly prefers sentence-cased tags?

Looks like there is a glitch currently when someone tries to enter tag, which is already in the database, but has a different character case.

The two solutions I can think of are:

  • force lower-case all tag input -- there will be code to migrate tag names on your sites in that case)
  • allow "freehand" case on tags -- in this case tag input will be cleaned against the case of the tags already present in the database and the very first tag entry will be unrestricted

Which option do you like better?

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now askbot allows both styles, switchable in "settings->data entry and display->force lowercase tags" (default is False), also there is a management command "fix_question_tags" that fixes inconsistencies in the tags.

How do you prefer the character case of tags handled?

What do you think, should tags be lowercased? Is there a compelling case to allow upper-case characters in the tags? Anyone strongly prefers sentence-cased tags?

Looks like there is a glitch currently when someone tries to enter tag, which is already in the database, but has a different character case.

The two solutions I can think of are:

  • force lower-case all tag input -- there will be code to migrate tag names on your sites in that case)
  • allow "freehand" case on tags -- in this case tag input will be cleaned against the case of the tags already present in the database and the very first tag entry will be unrestricted

Which option do you like better?

edit

now askbot allows both styles, switchable in "settings->data entry and display->force lowercase tags" (default is False), also there is a management command "fix_question_tags" that fixes inconsistencies in the tags.