A fraction of our tags describe what the kind of software that the user want, for instance "I need a XYZ that does this" or "Are there XYZs that do this?". My question here is only about them. Other tags describing environment/pricing/etc are covered by this question.
I analyzed exhaustively the first 3 pages of https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/tags and here are the results:
- Plural: web-apps text-editors web-services
- Singular: library database web-browser framework game media-player download-manager network-monitor iphone-app cloud-service email-client web-server search-engine media-converter
As you can see, singular seems to lead, even though the most popular (web-apps) is plural.
- Should we try to homogenize?
- If yes, singular or plural?