# The 'Bolting' tag and the 'Threads' tag

I answered a question earlier on location dowels and wondered if there was a 'fasteners' tag to add to it.

I discovered that there was a tag and a tag. While the two tags describe dis-similar but related topics. Would it make more sense to have a 'fasteners' tag, to attach to discussions of loading in bolts, threads, materials, designations and types of fastener rather than fragmentation into seperate tags.

The scope of could also include latches, circlips, interference fit dowels etc.

Bolting in particular I have an issue with, as a without a nut, it's not called a bolt.

There's also , and . All three with significant overlap.

• I have added the fasteners tag. Your meta question here could be a good place to start the basis of the tag wikis for each of those tags. For instance, bolting has a specific meaning for civil engineers.
– user16
Feb 26, 2015 at 18:33
• I had the same initial reaction to [bolting], for what it's worth; the claim was made in chat that it's a common term for a certain area of design, and worth keeping. The question here in my mind is whether people are more likely to be experts in fasteners generally or specifically in designing bolted connections and/or the fasteners themselves (including their threads), separately.
– Air
Feb 26, 2015 at 18:34
• Not answering because my mechanical/structural background is very, very weak, but other observations: [welding] is less a pursuit of engineers than of welders, we might prefer [welds] for most strictly engineering questions.
– Air
Feb 26, 2015 at 18:37
• How much thought are we supposed to put into tags at this point? It seems like at this point the more tags available the merrier.
– hazzey Mod
Feb 26, 2015 at 19:16
• Looking up at my bookshelf I see a bunch of welding codes by the American Welding Society. I also have a list of AHJ requirements for "High Strength Bolting." I think more general tags may well be useful for finding things, but the tense of these words is not a problem. Feb 27, 2015 at 19:48
• @Ethan48 My point was that there's a big difference between designing a welded connection and actually creating the weld, such that we might find both tags useful for distinct categories of question.
– Air
Mar 1, 2015 at 21:59