So an idea has been knocking about my librarish brain for a while that I've never quite got round to doing anything about. There's a fairly regular stream of questions about scenarios for specific purposes: scenarios for new Keepers, set in specific countries or starring certain character types; scenarios starring particular monsters or items; for small groups, large groups, pulp groups, grounds of hardened D&Ders, groups of impressionable children, groups including all your in-laws and your boss and the local vicar; low-Mythos scenarios, high-Mythos scenarios, scenarios where it was all a dream; short scenarios, long scenarios, deadly-serious scenarios and ridiculous scenarios. Okay, I got a little bit carried away, but you get the idea.
There's a lovely list of scenarios on the Wiki, which covers a lot of them, but the information is bibliographic rather than topical.
My idea was that, by combining efforts, Yoggites could add that information either on that page or somewhere else. What I was envisioning was a tagging/categorisation system, where scenarios have particular keywords added that could be searched for, or ideally where everything in a category could be viewed by clicking on them. A bit like the Wikipedia categorisation system, for those familiar with it, but we probably don't need hierarchical classification.
The other inspiration was the tags on LibraryThing, where you can view all the tags in use (at least by you) and then decide to group or rename or reorganise them. This sort of thing would help prevent it getting too messy if some people used different words for the same thing, for example. It doesn't really matter how many tags get left, more is generally better, as long as it's clear what's going on.
So for example, The Haunting might get tagged with stuff like:
Hired to investigate
...and whatever else people thought was useful information.
Any thoughts on this? Even assuming people like the idea, I don't know exactly how we'd do it, and since I only have a few scenarios myself (and have run even fewer) I could only do a limited amount of tagging.