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I'm interested in making sure that each album created has a least one tag assigned to it before it can be saved. I've scoured the settings and plugins and didn't see anything. Should this be address via code in the admin-edit.php file?
You need to create a plugin using a filter to assign a tag on album creation. See here: https://www.zenphoto.org/news/zenphoto-plugin-architecture/
You also would need use the object model: