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24 June 2014 @ 05:53 pm
Should I change the tags to English?  
Like the question says, really. I originally had the tags only in Japanese, and then I added the English translations later so that it'd be useful for most of my blog's readers, who don't speak Japanese (or don't speak it well). But are they still useful? It makes it harder for other people to find the tags, they aren't in alphabetical order or even kana-based order--く comes before アfor some reason, for example--and a lot of the time when I'm writing, I'm in a hurry to find the tags so I just skip past the Japanese and read the English straightaway. Thus, a poll:

Poll #1972984 Tags poll

Should I change the tags to English only?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
1(25.0%)
I don't care
3(75.0%)
 
 
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q99q99 on June 25th, 2014 02:56 am (UTC)
No real opinion, so maybe? I admit to only using English, but seeing Japanese is kinda cool.
fristlefristle on June 25th, 2014 03:35 am (UTC)
Instead of tags that begin in Japanese and then have English in parentheses, I suggest using two tags per word, one for each language. That way you benefit speakers of either language equally, and the English tags will be alphabetically ordered correctly.
dorchadasdorchadas on June 25th, 2014 03:38 am (UTC)
That would solve the ordering problem, but it would also double my tag workload. :p
marianlhmarianlh on June 25th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
Also, seldom-used tags will disappear from the tag cloud if you have a lot of tags. At least that happened to me.

What about just renaming them so the English comes first? That would solve the alphabetizing issue, right?
dorchadasdorchadas on June 25th, 2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
I might just do that. It'll save space on my posting software, too--currently it needs a lot of scrolling to do anything.