# Would A Word Cloud Based On Tags Be Helpful?

It would be nice to see what tags are most popular and how popular they are relative to other tags without reading "this tag has 2000 usages". Perhaps a word cloud of tags (already numbered) cloud be helpful.

So There are a lot of nice visualizations: Why is the "TAGS" tab so basic? Surely at least a link to some of these great visualizations should be available under "TAGS."

• I might add that the descriptions underneath each tag on the TAGS page is useful, but probably unnecessary to display: I found them distracting. A hover-over popup would be much nicer. Jul 21 '13 at 19:32
• Sorry, but I don't know what a word cloud is :-) I do support the cause of making (new) posters of questions actually read the tag descriptions. Some tags are horribly misused. A typical scenario is a new poster, who asks something about division, starts typing div..., sees a suggestion division-algebras, and clicks that happily without checking. Thus the said poster has inadvertently jumped from high school level straight to graduate school. Would your suggestion help reduce this problem? Would it actually make people read the tag description before grabbing the first familiar word? Jul 21 '13 at 20:13
• ... and of course there's nothing wrong in making tags easier to use. +1 to your thread, but we need to first determine, what the real problem(s) with the current tag system is(are)? Jul 21 '13 at 20:16
• @JyrkiLahtonen The real problems with the current tag system is noobs. Jul 21 '13 at 20:17
• Related (to some extent): A Graph Map of Math.SE Jul 22 '13 at 5:02