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    • CommentAuthordavidac897
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2010
    There seem to be a lot of posts which can be classified as "roadmap requests," so I'm wondering if it would make sense to create a tag titled "roadmap-request"?
    • CommentAuthorWillieWong
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2010

    What would "roadmap-request" encompass, that is not already served by "reference-request"? (No, this is neither rhetorical nor sarcastic.)


    Most questions tagged as "reference-request" seem to be people looking for specific papers, or for proofs of specific facts. I would guess that a "roadmap-request" is a request for, well, a road map - which sequence of books or papers one can use to learn some new topic. Of course there's no reason why this isn't a reference request, but in practice there are two very different types of reference requests and it might help to give them different names.

    Of course, there's the problem that people won't know what the different tags "mean" if they have meanings that are only apparent to people who read meta.

    • CommentAuthorVP
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2010

    Is there any major subject that has not yet been covered by existing roadmap requests? Or is this an invitation to create roadmap requests for roadmap requests' sake? (If so, I would strongly object.)


    I think roadmap discussions aren't suited for MO. Especially since they are usually discussions. MO forces its interface onto the answers, so even when they are answered by professionals, usually the next answer coalesces the former. We get these fibonnaci threads... Wouldn't it be better if there was an actual site for these roadmaps? Actual diagrams with nodes of points of view, leafs of books, thorns of cutting edge papers.

    • CommentAuthordavidac897
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
    I think people would learn how the different tags are used by seeing how they are used by people who _have_ read meta.