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Should we favor [social-media] tag over individual social media names, like Twitter or Facebook?

We have social-media, facebook, and twitter tags. Many questions about the named site contain the more generic social-media tag as well. Should we burn named tags or the social-media tag? Is there a ...
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Should the first letters of tag text be capitalized?

A user recently went through a bunch of the country tags and changed the text, deleting the first few words from those that already had text. As a result, the tag text now starts with an ...
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Do we need to deal with [brexit]?

Some questions tagged brexit are about claims that are being made by pro or anti Brexit figures, sometimes making a claim about the status quo of Britain's involvement in the EU, but do not appear to ...
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What is the purpose of the “Miracle” tag?

A recent question used the tag miracle for a claim that a religious person improbably escaped from a maximum security prison. Based on the links the question provides, it seems that the event is ...
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Is it appropriate to tag questions with “sovereign-citizens” or “OPCA”?

OPCA (Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments) is a family of legal conspiracy theories, chiefly about avoiding paying tax. Sovereign Citizens are the most well known movement. Would it be ...
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Tags: health vs environmental-health vs public-health vs healthcare vs medical-science

All of these tags have issues in use. The health tag doesn't even exist. Perhaps it was prohibited because of overuse. As alternatives, the environmental-health (203 question) and public-health (54 ...
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Have we cottoned on to [organic-food] needing to be renamed?

organic-food should be renamed to organic-farming to cover farming that doesn't involve food, such as cotton farming. Previous meta questions about organic farming: Tag merge request: 'organic&#...
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Is it OK for tag-wiki excerpts to promote political bias

Currently two tag wikis are at odds because they want to transport a political opinion. The tag for circumcision reads: Use this for male circumcision. For female genital mutation, use "female-...
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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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How are we supposed to use tags associated with a person?

The description for the "donald-trump" tag is: for questions where the claim is about Donald Trump. Do not use this tag for questions about stuff Trump claims. When I posted the question Did a ...
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We should get rid of the stage-magic tag

The stage-magic tag has a problem. All of the questions tagged with it, except for one question (Is it reasonable to assume that volunteers in stage-magic shows are aides?), ask about whether a piece ...
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Should the stage-magic tag include tricks not performed for audiences?

Can you predict a number that is "randomly" chosen by a person better than chance? Should this question have the stage magic tag? Here are some opinions by @Sklivvz "why not? it's ...
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Updating the [Judaism] tag

The judaism tag currently has the description: the monotheistic religion of the Jews. Judaism has a several meanings: a religion, an ethnic group/nationality, and a a culture. You can be ...
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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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Burninate [radiation] with fire?

radiation includes questions about electromagnetic radiation (example), and also nuclear radiation (example). Should we split them into electromagnetic-radiation and nuclear-radiation? I'm not ...
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Let's clean up some meta tags!

It came to my attention that some tags are currently "abused" as meta tags. A meta tag is a tag that tells nothing about the question. In particular easy candidates are the publishing avenues of ...
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Why was the tag 'spiders' merged with 'entomology'?

I was editing some questions yesterday and adding the tag spiders to them. Today I noticed that the tag spiders got merged with entomology. This merging confused me and I'm not sure if it is ...
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Merge the 'answering-questions' meta-tag into simply 'answers'?

There are currently two meta-tags: answers and answering-questions. Shouldn't the latter be merged into the former? The former is more standard, and there's no useful difference between the two.
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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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Clarifying the use of the [statistics] tag

The statistics tag has been used more and more to refer to any question that has a quantitative element to it. I think the tag should be used only about questions that are fundamentally about ...
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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 ...
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Moderator refused to add tag “censorship” to the tag list for posts on meta.skeptics

A moderator has refused to add the word "censorship" to the list of available tags for posts. I asked that in my original post at the end Too much power given to the moderators on Skeptics and also ...
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Should the “aliens” question tag be migrated?

Seeing this question pop up today led me to wonder if the aliens should be migrate to something along the lines of extraterrestrials. This is mostly because I tend to associate seeing with "alien" ...
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Tag synonym suggestions (updated)

I will now put each suggestion in an answer to this question. Feel free to vote on each answer human and human-skills synonym of physiology rape synonym of sexual-abuse fluoride synonym of ...
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Synonym for “guns” and “weapons”?

At the moment we have two questions revolving around gun control with a disjoint set of tags sitting on the front page: It would be easy enough to retag them but I’m wondering if would make more ...
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Applicability of economics, politics, and business tags

When I look at how questions like these are tagged, Do corporations own human DNA sequences? (politics, health, dna) Do small businesses create the majority of the jobs in America? (economics, ...
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Should “food” and “nutrition” be synonyms?

Currently, food is automatically changed to nutrition. Is this policy correct?
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which tag for questions about Apple?

Lately there are quite few questions about Apple Inc., commonly referred to as Apple. Which tags should be user? apple, apple-inc, other or no specific tag at all? There are currently: 5 questions ...
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Tagging questions as confirmed/rebutted

I wonder whether it's worth tagging questions as confirmed (the evidence supports the notable claim doubted), rebutted (the evidence supports the negation of the claim), partially-confirmed (the ...
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Unable to view tags

Whenever I click on a tag from a question, or try searching for a tag such as [movies] I get told I am on the featured tab and there are no questions. This has only started happening in the last few ...
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Proposal: Let's use specific tags for the Challenge Week(s)

Note: The topic I linked actually agrees with the mods decision, so I withdraw the proposal. I have seen that some users have written a comment under their questions to make it clear they were about ...
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The future of the technology tag

When we built our tag system, back in March, we figured it would be a good idea to classify based on the science(s) that could answer the question: I suggest that all questions should be tagged ...
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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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Entirely remove the tags from the HTML title

I've been looking at some of our questions and how they appear in Google, and I noticed that the tag that is prepended to every question title is pretty much always useless to a user seeing it in ...
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What purpose does the “safety” tag serve?

The safety tag has currently 32 questions, ranging from How unhealthy are aluminum cooking pans? to Fighting fire with electricity. Plausible?. Those questions span a variety of subjects, on first ...
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Reorganizing the medicine and health tags

We've had some discussions on the medicine tag and how to split it up into smaller categories. The current problem is that the tag was applied to broadly, not only to questions directly related to ...
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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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usage of [united-states] tag

What is the meaning of united-states? My interpretation would be that the question is somehow limited in scope to US. However, I've seen a few which I don't understand why they would be tagged with ...
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Are tag badges bugged on beta sites?

I was looking at Larian's profile and noticed he had the Great Answer badge. This is, of course, is at least 100 upvotes. That alone qualifies you for a bronze badge in whatever tags are on that ...
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Should [tag:homosexuality] be separate from [tag:sexuality]?

homosexuality seems to be a strict subset of sexuality. I don't really know how many questions about homosexuality to expect, but it seems like having separate tags for each orientation is unneeded. ...
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Transport-related tags

Three posts currently have the transportation tag. Two involve automobiles and one involves commercial aviation. Questions regarding these topics have generally been tagged with cars and aviation ...
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Is cryptozoology a pejorative tag that should be replaced with zoology?

Is the cryptozoology tag a pejorative tag, along the lines of the burninated conspiracy theories? Does "cryptozoology" basically say "the people studying this are cranks who should be ignored"? ...
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Purpose of [tag:sex]

In response to the comments on Do either men or women have higher pain tolerance than the other?, should questions about the differences between men and women be tagged sex? If not, is there a useful ...
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Spelling nazi request

The Hitler tag should be spelt "Adolf Hitler", not "Adolph Hitler".
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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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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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*-denialism tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pick one: Vaccines or Anti-Vaccination? We now have the aids-denialists tag on some questions. The same questions also have the aids tag. Essentially, we only need one of ...
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Urban Myths - on topic?

Are urban myths on topic Should we allow an urban-myth tag?
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Tag synonym and renaming proposals

At some point we should be creating tag synonyms, as soon as we have users with enough reputation or some pro-temp moderators. We should start to collect possible synonyms and discuss them. If you ...
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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 ...