Even more tag stuff! Tag icons?

There is a theme component which would let us put fontawesome icons next to tags. From the example:

We could have things like

b1f69dd6c0568422b492cd5e1737408772e1ad24.png networking

ae337848a654b631797af90c9cb3d05e84ccaff4.png audio

52528256176bf0441dac894944d70a7a06f63bc9.png wifi

d41b3d86eeab17f737fb05e21235fc233a6c88f5.png bluetooth

ec26a063a6df64e4b9edd0921979196c883e8e43.png laptop

And they could even be in various colors, if that seems like a good idea.

But, of course, we’re limited to the fontawesome set. There’s not options for gnome or kde, and while we could do silly things like “41badce06debb70e1dc71a7a514edc9802d1522c.png boot”, some things just don’t lend themselves to logos.

Plus also, trying to assign a logo to every tag would be a lot of work.

This is…
  • A great idea!
  • Worth trying I guess
  • Not a good idea (because it’s too busy)
  • Not a good idea (because if we can’t label all tags it’s weird)
  • Not a good idea (for some other reason)
  • All I know is, my gut says, “maybe”

0 voters

Oh, I should add: there are three different ways I can think we might use this. They are:

  1. As above, try to put an icon with every tag where it makes sense.
  2. Pick a few key tags and put labels on those.
    • Maybe the Fedora release tags — see POST LINK TK
    • or we could pick some broad categorization-style tags like “hardware” and “audio” and highlight those, clearly separating them from more specific tags
  3. Don’t choose individual icons, but instead put the same symbolic icon on big groups of related tags, like e34927696fa36c4a48ea333532eb4552a8f3bbf4.png for every desktop environment.

3 sounds good.

Why bother? I’ve never seen the point of tags and this is just piling one more pointless idea on top of another.

Joe, see the other threads here for some references and discussion about tags and tagging in general.