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My first reaction to this was: we should use tags to help people to deliberately search for questions that interest them and to have serendipitous discoveries of other related questions. I have used the joseph-mercola tag, when I had vague memories that Mercola had made a similar claim. So, I didn't like your idea. But, as I tried to marshall my argument, ...


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Tag synonym added. fluoridation -> fluoride Thanks for the suggestion.


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There are questions that are about weapons, but are not about guns, for example: Has weather been weaponised? , Would a laser weapon visibly fire? , Do hovercraft trigger minefields? , Does the use of tasers by the police lead to an increase in people killed by police? , and others which means that weapons must remain. However, there are many questions ...


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There is no way of adding a tag to the “list of acceptable tags” as far as I’m aware. The only way of doing so is adding the tag to an actual question. Oddthinking refused to add the tag to your other question because he – rightly – observed that the other question wasn’t about censorship at all: you had simply misunderstood the editing process. But as ...


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"Jewish" has several different meanings. However "Judaism" means: The religious doctrines and rites of the Jews, as enjoined in the laws of Moses. The same dictionary has the traditional definition of "Jew": noun [a contraction of Judas or Judah.] A Hebrew or Israelite. In the United States, the Supreme Court held in Shaare Tefila Congregation v. ...


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Trump is the object of the claim, in other words what the claim is about, and this means that the tag is appropriate. If Trump were the subject of the claim, in other words the claimant, then the tag should not be used. Trump said that the Earth is flat (DO NOT USE) Is trump a reptilian? (USE) Trump said he is a reptilian, is it true? (USE) Compare with ...


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No it's not, but I don't see a bias in the existing descriptions. FGM is the term used in all recent scientific literature, by all relevant health organizations, etc. The same goes for male circumcision; no reputable source calls it amputation. Amputation is the removal of limbs. Male circumcision does not remove a limb, thus it is not amputation. FGM and ...


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censorship would be a bad tag, that is the main reason why nobody has added it. The actual issue is moderation or maybe editing. Your meta post is about your disagreement with the way your post was edited and certain moderator actions like locking the post. Those are the kind of tags that would be useful. Censorship is not a neutral term, you can of course ...


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[teeth] synonym of [dentistry] (done)


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we have [heart-attack], maybe we can make a more generic [cardiology] tag? or even [heart-disease]? (done)


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[rape] synonym of [sexual-abuse] (done)


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Creating a company or corporation tag and using that may be more useful and it will prevent having a precedent of each company getting their own tag. I don't think we really need to differentiate through tags questions about apple, microsoft, dell, hp, ibm, etc.


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All guns are weapons but not all weapons are guns. Normally this means they should not be merged. At the very least, though, do not make weapons go to guns :-)


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I was about to explain why we specify "stage" in "stage-magic", when I realised the stage-magic's tag description already does it: Referred to as stage or street magic to distinguish it from paranormal or ritual magic. It is one of the oldest performing arts in the world in which audiences are entertained by staged tricks or illusions of seemingly ...


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No, food is different from nutrition. nutrition is specific  Nutritional science investigates the metabolic and physiological responses of the body to diet. —Wikipedia – Nutrition Example: Does asparagus contain enough vitamins for a whole day? Whereas food is generic  Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for ...


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cost synonym of price


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fluoride synonym of fluoridation


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human and human-skills synonym of physiology


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hackers synonym of hacking


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programming-productivity synonym of productivity


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It shouldn't. From looking over the questions tagged as aliens there isn't one question tagged as aliens but concerning immigration, also there is a tag immigration which is used for these question. English is not my first language, so my perception may be different from people for whom English is a first language. But I think that it's mainly an American ...


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[cell-phone] and [mobile-phones] seem like they are half merged. They are listed on the tag synonym page with pending (1) next to it. (done)


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Went over science and removed/replaced it from all questions Went over study and removed/replaced it from all questions Went over bias and removed/replaced it from all questions Went over untagged and removed/replaced it from all questions


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I merged and created a synonym. Anyone typing in answering-questions will now get answering instead. Update: Now anyone typing in answering-questions OR answering will get answers


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I've deep-6'd: baby fraud human-skills documentary conspiracy-theory urban-legends blind-testing pareidolia scientific-process relationships business As a bonus, I also threw out social-science, fairtrade, hungary, and archaelogy! Next, we really ought to do something about archeology...Also, some synonyms to reconsider: What about musicians? There is a ...


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The human tag is all gone. The data-collection tag is all gone.


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My view may be biased here as I'm one of the top users of the statistics tag. But I don't think it is a meta tag or a tag that deserves destruction. It clearly violates one of the meta-tag criteria as it works fine as a lone tag on a question that is solely about statistics. What seems to have triggered the concern about the tag is its wide use. This, ...


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We have money and currency should they be merged?


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We have medications and drugs should they be merged? We also have recreational-drugs and pharmaceutical I suggest keeping pharmaceutical for prescribed medications and keeping recreational-drugs for illicit drugs.


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