This document details the process and resources for managing the terms and tags that will appear in the forum and their associated definitions.
This is a list of terms that represent SCRF’s best and most up-to-date framework for organizing content. Some of these also represent content area tags that are not specific to any particular category of the forum. For all of these terms, the associated definitions and sources are also provided.
The average SCRF reader will be able to use these terms and tags to search for specific content, filter categories by subtopics and genres, and ‘crawl’ from post to post in the forum by finding related content to what is in a given post by clicking on its tags. This should also give the reader an immediate signal on what a given post is primarily about, improving the reading experience. These terms will also be linked in research summaries that have been posted to the forum.
Note: Researchers generating content for the forum may only select from the previously approved list of tags when submitting work to the forum.
The source material for the master terms glossary list lives in GitHub.
Once consensus has been achieved on this forum thread about new terms or changes to definitions/tags/sources then a pull request can be submitted to GitHub and a moderator will review the change with the content team and the request will either be merged or rejected with feedback.
The terms in this list are meant to be representative of significant concepts that are referenced in multiple summaries and posts on the forum. If these terms are not already associated with a content tag in the forum, then they should at least be good candidates for tags. This means that they are specific but not excessively niche; they are broad but not too general; they should be able to be used to meaningfully and usefully filter and sort content on the forum.
Researchers may add to the forum thread below to propose and discuss additions or edits to the list. This is meant to be a living document. Terms and associated information are not set in stone and by no means do we expect the first iteration of this list to be complete or even mostly correct. We ask and encourage all forum participants to contribute to our taxonomy and help make this list better. We would love to see active discussion and disagreement even about what the appropriate terms are to describe forum content and what the most accurate definitions are for those terms.