Belisarius has started a community wiki to document new user pitfalls. I wholeheartedly support this initiative. One thing I think would improve answers posted to this CW is having a list of keywords to aid the search engine in finding an appropriate answer. For example, I would like to add the following at the end of my recent post:

keywords set assign ownvalue variable-binding

Is this a good idea?


I updated my CW contribution with keywords at the end of the answer. Since they're mainly for the use of search engines that where I think they belong.

can't we just retag the question? Or will there be too many tags to do this? – Verbeia Jan 26 '13 at 1:24
@Verbeia. If all goes well, I think there would be way too many tags, which is why I'm suggesting keywords, – m_goldberg Jan 26 '13 at 1:27
I actually think this is a very good idea! It will make it appear in a lot more search results, both here and in Google – R. M. Jan 26 '13 at 1:35
@m_goldberg - fair enough. In that case, I support the idea as well. – Verbeia Jan 26 '13 at 1:40
My initial intention was to set strict rules for "one answer, one topic". I decided it was too tyrannic and I let the ball rolling without much pressure on that side. After reading @Verbeia's excellent answers I got convinced that that was the right thing to do. Please suggest how to iplement "keywords lists" (in the index? in the posts?) ... Please consider that in a "near" future we could get more than one page of answers! – Dr. belisarius Jan 26 '13 at 2:22
I think it might be a good idea to use the most important commands or built-in symbols appearing in the question and the answers as keywords. This could help people (including me) finding a solution when facing a problem with a certain command. – Apatura Feb 5 '13 at 22:13

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