I’m a fan of tagging, but in order to stop me descending into tag hell, I’ve introduced a bit of rigour in how I apply them by creating numbered parent tags.
When I have a new doc to add to DT, I step through these parent tags and apply child tags that I think are appropriate.
However, I never want to add the parent tag and to stop myself from doing this I have checked the ‘Exclude from… Tagging checkbox for all of them.
Problem is, this changes the icon to a blue folder and they now all look like groups.
And I can add items to this tag that looks like a group - which I also never want to do. I always want to store my items in one ‘proper’ group and add one or more tags to it. So, group = container and tag = metadata.
Is there an option to enforce items being added to a group and not a tag if that makes sense?
And is there a way to prevent a tag icon from changing into a group icon when excluded, which I find confusing?