Can tags be globally hidden, or does one have to do it on a word-by-word basis?
Tags here aren't ever attributed — therefore there's no "hiding" going on. The only link between tag and person is to be found from the person's own user pages. And you can tag any word you like without having to list it.
If y'all haven't noticed, I've been away from Wordie for about a week (give or take). I'm sort of back now, maybe, but I'm sure I'll never get caught up on comments again. ;-) Anyway, glad I saw this discussion.
Yeah, I tagged this one. I don't even remember why. I guess I wasn't terribly impressed with it. It's nothing personal. All I know is that if I did it unabashedly, it must have seemed important to at the time. So the tag stays. :-P