There's a new tag called wetlab. There seems to be only one (but rather popular) post tagged with this tag. I don't suppose it could generalise to any other question asked so far in Academia.SE.

Is such a tag necessary?

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I think the wetlab tag is useful or might become so in the future if this site gets more attention in the natural sciences circles.

Besides, I don't think it's hurting the site in anyways to keep it.


Personally, I do not find that the tag 'wetlab' is necessary. A main point of a tag is to be able to search through questions more easily. I'm not sure that a future searcher would necessarily link that question with 'wetlab' which could more easily be applied to chemistry (for example).

  • True. Even if the tag is not present, the search result for this word would still pop up the concerned post anyway.
    – Ébe Isaac
    Commented Apr 29, 2016 at 17:25
  • If there are significant number of questions on a given distinct topic, they need a specific tag. It does make search more precise.
    – Orion
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 20:51

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