I've been spending a little time adding definitions to the tags, and (actually completely by accident) came across this for "apple":

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Which caused me to think that this issue might need to be brought to the attention of the community, as this may not be the only case.

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I think we should deal with those on a case by case basis. In this case, do we really need a tag for apples? Somethings like the moon are the topic of many memes, but apples? Really?

Idem for Apple, actually. Do we need a tag for that?

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    Perhaps retagging the apple question with fruit or food?
    – MrHen
    Jun 24, 2011 at 14:39
  • For this one, I was thinking "apples" but there may be other such occurrences in the future, which is why I asked. Jun 25, 2011 at 3:35

As Borror0 said these particular cases can be handled by deleting the unnecessary tags.

If we do get a real clash of important tags, we can disambiguate both tags with extra words, and ask people to use one or the other: , ,

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