I have discussed this with him him in person, but I now realize that this is clearly the more appropriate forum for this debate. Open Bar and I have a fundamental disagreement on the nature of the blog. More specifically the way the tags are sorted.
Open Bar has sorted them in numerical order. Thus, the tags that are most frequently used are at the top of the list. His feeling, as he relayed it to me, and which I've undoubtedly skewed to suit my disagreement, is that it's better to see which tags are used most frequently and then you get an idea of what we blog about most often.
My feeling is that the tags whould be sorted alphabetically. I find myself sometimes with nothing to do searching through the archives of the blog and I'll want to read a particularly witty post, typically written by me, the captain of wit. Or I'll just feel like reading all the posts that have the "music" tag or some such thing. The problem is that I can't just look on the list for the "music" tag. I have to essentially read every line in order to find the tag because I don't have any idea how many posts have the "music" tag.
My feeling is that if it were alphabetical, then it would be easy to find any particular tag I was looking for. Also if they were sorted alphabetically, it would be pretty easy to find the most popular tags, given that the number of posts is right next to the tag. It's much easier to spot bigger numbers next to an alphabetical list than to spot specific tags in a numberical list. I had at one point resorted the tags alphabetically, figuring i was just a default setting and no one would notice or care, but within a couple days it had been resorted numerically.
Open Bar, I believe I'm characterizing his opinion correctly, agrees that the tags are harder to find in the numerical list, but suggests using the "ctrl-f" search feature to find a specific tag or simply the search blog feature at the top of the page. I feel this kidof defeats the purpose of the tag list, but hey, maybe I'm wrong.
Good day, sir. I said good day.