I'm seeing some cases of tag spaghetti. Why might we need all of costs, price, and fares as separate concepts?
costs is one of the synonyms of our old budget tag along with cheap, deals, shoestring, discounts, and no-costs. This set of tags is explained as:
Questions about minimizing costs and expenditure when spending the least money is a high priority.
Some of the main tags it's used together with include air-travel, accommodation, trains, public-transport, transportation, planning, and tickets.
price (36 questions) is explained as:
Questions regarding prices of various objects and services (not related to budgeting a trip).
It's mainly used along with air-travel, tickets, and budget tags.
fares (40 questions) is explained as:
costs of transportation services, price at which a ticket is sold
Mainly used along with air-travel, budget, tickets, trains, and bookings.
Questions to ponder:
- Should "costs" be a synonym of "price" instead?
- "Price" is often used on questions about air travel or tickets, and as we know, the price of a plane ticket is called a "fare". Is this distinction too subtle for many of our non-native English users? Is it even important?
- So should "fares" be made a synonym of the broader "price"?
- Should some of us use more of our time to retag questions about ticket and transportation prices to remove "price" and add "fares"?
Any other points?
priceis not even a good tag. They either show up shopping questions or if looking for low prices the
budgettag is sufficient. But that's just me.
pricesince a fare is just a price of a particular thing (ticket). But do we even need
price? Isn't it a bit of a meta tag? What kind of questions would benefit from
priceand no other tag, the test Joel gives for deciding whether a tag is any good. Prices fluctuate anyway. I don't think curiosity questions are good bases for growing our tag forest. Find some good non-curiosity questions to make such points.
costsout from the synonyms of