Think of tags as like a book index where you find words and which pages they are on, the same principle applies here. Although it's taken a stage further so it might not be the word, but the subject, so for example if you're looking for things to do with fractal gradients for example. A tag may bring back posts with gradient files, as well as posts that discuss gradients, or tutorials about them.
Variations that generate meshes, three dimensional shapes made from connected triangles. These are all blur variations that ignore their inputs. They are most useful for solid renders, though they work for normal flames as well.