It seems that everything is around and other 'advanced' SF sites and features.

And than comes a question like this: Look up search on 2 custom fields instead standard name field and I find myself thinking, how to tag it?

I don't think it should be

so what? and it seems that we don't have those: simple-tags

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    p.s. your 'visualforce' tag is spelt wrong above ;)
    – Jon Hazan
    Sep 13, 2012 at 15:15

2 Answers 2


In the case of this question, I think both setup and bestpractice could be used.

But as this community evolves, there will always be cases that are not easy to tag. Sometimes it may require new tags, but some questions just can't be tagged, is it truly a requirement, that every question is tagged ? I don't see it as a must for those cases in which adding not clearly appropriate tags might just cause more confusion than clarification.

Some tags and their relations to questions can also be a rather subjective relation, we all make different interpretations.

  • Each question needs a tag is part of SE. I don't think we can change that, and there is a lot of logic to have the 'correct' tag. as for new tags: we will always have them. My question is: how we tag questions that aren't force.com, visualforce, apex, etc.etc, a simple question about salesforce stadard objects.
    – Saariko
    Sep 13, 2012 at 13:33
  • I think it only makes sense, that unless you have a general tag to cover these cases (defeating the purpose), you will always have a marginal % of questions which can not be tagged. Unless you allow for a jungle of tags (again, defeating the purpose). Sep 13, 2012 at 13:37
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    @Saariko - How about data-model for questions about objects? That would cover relationships, fields, etc. Sep 13, 2012 at 22:23
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    Saariko is correct; every question must have at least one valid tag. It's essential to our model; it helps other people understand what the questions are about and helps experts drill down content by favoriting tags they're familiar with and ignoring ones they have no expertise in. Keep up the discussions here about which tags are most useful, and when proposing new tags, please do not create meta tags that don't actually tell you anything about the question.
    – Laura
    Sep 14, 2012 at 15:44

(I like Peter's suggestion of data-model enough that I'm elevating it to its own answer!)

How about data-model for questions about objects? That would cover relationships, fields, etc.

  • I agree, data-model for the question in discussion is a good option.
    – Saariko
    Sep 16, 2012 at 6:04

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