I think we need to split the behavior tag into what I've seen are the two common uses for it:

behavior - explain behavior of a pet


unwanted-behavior - refers to an undesirable behavior of a pet

Yes / No / Maybe / Abstain?

  • The same as with dogs and cats tags, there just is some tags that get used a lot. Feb 18, 2014 at 20:41

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My sense is that every new visitor to the site, along with many regulars, would still select the behavior tag when talking about undesirable behavior, making the split a burden of work for the more active amongst us. That would also negate the value of the second tag since many wouldn't think to look for it.

I guess I don't see the gain with that, so I'd have to vote no on it. :)

  • It simply feels that behavior is so broad that most questions are tagged with it. If it was phrased behavior and behavior-undesired, or behavior-innate, they might be easier to locate in a tag display.
    – JoshDM
    Feb 18, 2014 at 15:25
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    @JoshDM - I see where you're coming from, but I really suspect that we'd be fighting the tide on that one. It's naturally what people will gravitate to.
    – Joanne C
    Feb 18, 2014 at 15:26
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    Putting it another way, this feels like we're (attempting to) splitting a tag (arbitrarily) because the list of questions is getting too long. I don't think this will successfully define a different tag space. Feb 18, 2014 at 16:17

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