12 Dec 2008

List of Categories for Labelling Posts

This lists various categories under which a post can be tagged. The objective is to place on one location all the categories with distinguishing features to use tags in a consistent manner across all posts. This will help reduce synonymous tags which make searching more difficult for users.

The following are some categories which users can begin with. They can always create new ones if these do not serve the purpose. Keep in mind that a post can be marked with as many tags as you like -- they are not mutually exclusive. The list of tags is organised in three categories.

Tags which define the broad type of post

  • Letter: This is used to tag long letters which have been part of some correspondence originally.
  • Article: Tags long articles/discussion which cover a broad range of issues and which may or may not be tied to any particular passage of its text.
  • Refutation: This tag marks any text that refutes specific passages in the book.
  • Background: Discussion on any background material on the book, author, publishers, promoters or related issues.
  • In the News: News reports on the book and its controversy.
  • Opinions: Letters expressing opinions, feelings, reactions or feedback on the book.
  • Administrative: Tags posts which relate to this website content.

Tags which define the nature of the distortion exposed

  • Defective Scholarship: This tags examples of flawed or non-existent scholarship.
  • Speculation: This marks passages which try to pass off speculation in the guise of an informed opinion or a scholarly view.
  • Inconsistency: Tags the text exposing the numerous statements that are inconsistent or self-contradictory across the book.
  • Distortion of Context: Tags use of quotations or references out of context.
  • Distortion of Quotation: Tags distortion of quotation or quote marks used when there is no actual quotation that is referred to.
  • Suppression of Facts: Tags deliberate suppression of facts which would disprove the thesis.
  • Perverse Intent: Discussion exposing perverse intent of the author of the book.

Tags which describe the theme of the text under discussion

  • Madness: Covers all discussions on madness, insanity, mental instability of any figure. This is given a separate tag because of the numerous passages in the book that try to suggest mental imbalance.
  • Romance: This can be used to cover all associated themes including sex and romance.
  • Politics: Includes political phase, activities and ideas.
  • Record of Yoga: Any passage relating to the Record of Yoga directly or indirectly.
  • Miscellaneous: Meant for minor and rare topics that do not deserve a tag name by themselves.

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