Originally Posted by kiwidude
For instance say I wanted all books that were tagged "NZ" to indicate a NZ location. There could well be some books in my library which will have that tag. But I can guarantee that the majority will not.
If I want the majority to have the "NZ" tag. I simply add it - that same way you'd have to do to get that tag added.
Leaving the tags floodgates open doesn't prevent me from adding any tags I want. Turning it off doesn't add any tags that I can't add when it's open. I just hate losing data about my books. What does annoy me is when my own tags are mixed in with so many others, it's hard to browse them. I haven't really solved that problem. I've considered putting my tags in a custom column, and I've tried marking my tags with a prefix. Both would work, but I just haven't been consistently doing it. Fortunately, I can do it retroactively, as I do keep a list of my own tags.