# Tag [file-formats] or [data-formats] to replace [formats] tag

As of now, 5 questions have been tagged with formats and since bioinformatics in practice is 80%+ file format conversion, we can expect many more such questions!

I jest about the 80% bit...kind of...

Either way, it's important to get this tag right early on to set the appropriate tone. Just formats strikes me as a bit vague, and my first thought was to replace it with file-formats. But one could argue that this topic is relevant for converting data between different formats, even if the data is never stored in an actual file (such as in streaming processing). So perhaps data-formats is a more accurate term?

I worry that the latter, while technically more accurate, might be a bit pedantic and a turn-off for newer members of the community.

UPDATE:

Ok, I re-tagged 6 posts. Edits pending approval.

• You mean it's actually 90%, right? :P – terdon Jun 7 '17 at 19:07

• I was uncertain when I started writing the question, but I had all but made up my mind by the time I finished writing it. I agree, file-formats is the way to go. I'll leave this open for a bit longer to give time for dissenting or alternative comments, then I'll clean up the tags. – Daniel Standage Jun 7 '17 at 19:30