We all know the variety wallpaper changer app. Heck, we even have its developer here.

How come then we don't have the tag?

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    Because "variety" can mean much much more than just an app. Also, we don't create tags just for the sake of creating tags. We only create tags when we have a question that could legibly need it/use it.
    – Seth
    May 26, 2014 at 20:42

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  • Just "variety" is too vague
  • The word primarily means http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/variety

    Variety can also describe different things that are classified under one category or type

  • I didn't know the variety wallpaper changer app before you mentioned it.

  • It would be missused in a variety of ways.

  • https://askubuntu.com/search?tab=newest&q=variety

  • There is a total of 17 questions for searching "variety wallpaper" https://askubuntu.com/search?q=variety+wallpaper

  • Not every app should have it's own tag.

  • If there is a bug with the app - it should be reported to launchpad.

  • The scope of the tag is limited to two or three questions in the search for "variety wallpaper" aka - we would not tag a question about wallpaper with the app that is a possible answer.

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    Something I might add. Is the OP suggesting we need a tag for every application in software center? That would be relatively absurd and utterly non-useful. May 26, 2014 at 20:47

That is one of the tags where the real name collides with some generic term, and since I love making people read unrelated examples, lets read the case of the [pig] tag:

pig /pig/ noun
noun: pig; plural noun: pigs

  1. an omnivorous domesticated hoofed mammal with sparse bristly hair and a flat snout for rooting in the soil, kept for its meat.* synonyms: hog, boar, sow, porker, swine, piglet
  2. an oblong mass of iron or lead from a smelting furnace.*
  3. platform for analyzing large data sets that consists of a high-level language for expressing data analysis programs, coupled with infrastructure for evaluating these programs.

Problems with the tag: when asking about analyzing some pig epidemic data array the sistem suggest to use the tag. Relevant example: The pig question

Solution: Rename to apache-pig to prevent confusion

* Thanks to Google

Now, the reason to create a tag is: there are experts in questions about variety? If the answer is "yes" then create a tag that is: one, easily recognizable for experts and askers, two, unique, three, isn't render for abuse or confusion, four, there are enough questions base that warrants a tag.

If you will tell me: but look there's X tag, and nobody seems to have problem with it, why this have? I will tell you: thanks, that was in the list already or I just have added that one in the list.

As hbdgaf points we don't need a tag for each and every application available for Linux.

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