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Pick one: Vaccines or Anti-Vaccination?

There is a currently a vaccines and anti-vaccination. It seems useless to have both. Which one should be used?
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[donald-trump], you're fired!

Questions should not be tagged based on the claimant, i.e. the person or organisation making a claim. It's not possible to have expertise on claims by a certain person. To be an expert on claims by ...
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Creating an orderly tagging structure

Stack Overflow is a huge site. It gets about 3.4k questions a day. As such, people need to filter out questions by tags. Otherwise, they won't be able to find questions they can answer, or at the very ...
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Too broad tags like science and pseudo-science

I just removed the science and pseudo-science tags from one question. Those tags apply to nearly all questions and are therefore pretty much useless. I think we should remove them from any question ...
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Tags for woo “celebrities”?

Should we allow/create tags for well known Woo-woos and snake-oil salesmen? jenny-mccarthy david-icke jim-humble Etc. They all have a proven track record in unsubstantiated claims and being able to ...
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List of bad tags

This question contains a list of tags that are not useful and should be removed from any question should they appear again. This applies mostly to so-called meta tags, see also The Death of Meta Tags ...
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Should we allow “name” tags?

I am convinced that full name tags like l-ron-hubbard or andrew-wakefield should be discuraged because they really don't help categorize the site. Questions should be about claims and not people. ...
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Our tags need your attention!

Skeptics, our tags need your attention! There are a few tags which are vastly misused and need cleaning up. These tags are quite invariably being used as meta-tags or have such a generic meaning that ...
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Tags for medical/health questions

I've asked a few medical questions, those have been kindly retagged with health or medicine. Those terms certainly don't mean the same thing, but I think there is a significant grey area between them. ...
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Should we stop adding [fluoride]?

Should we get rid of one of fluoride and fluoridation, and if so, which one? fluoridation has a tag wiki and has 20 questions, while fluoride lacks a wiki, and has 6 questions. Of the six questions ...
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Creating a dr-mercola tag?

**Subset of: Should we allow "name" tags? I receive Dr. Mercola's newsletter and have used his posts to create a number of posts. I wondered about creating a dr-mercola tag. I'm open to suggestions ...
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Help us divide the medicine tag in an helpful way

Yesterday, Jeff felt our medicine tag was too large: This is problematic, because you now have 328 things tagged medicine to the point that it's far and away the #1 tag on the site ... this is ...
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Tag suggestion of 'Exopolitics'

Exopolitics is a new scientific discipline that focuses on the political aspects of interactions with extraterrestrial life. It studies the key individuals, institutions and political processes ...