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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 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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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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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 for one have tagged my own question on paperwork-check in France with this, since it's clearly related to the pandemic, even if that question of mine was not about the virus/disease in itself. I suggest that we don't need a new tag for the pandemic-related questions, but we can/should slightly expand the covid-19 tag description to include the pandemic, ...


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When I find more time, I'll update with what I can find for other social media sites and make a recommendation for usage First impressions are that it's appropriate to have all three tags, but there's a good deal of misuse Simple Analysis For questions tagged social-media Basic Metrics 44 questions total with the tag 2 questions are negative score, 1 ...


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I strongly favor correct grammar in all settings where we should expect it. I even go a step further that correcting missed and misplaced capitalization are not minor edits. I favor that we correct these items now. Grammar is the first indicator of professionalism, and professionalism is a goal for all SE sites. We strive to make the internet a better place ...


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No, questions about the status quo of Britain's involvement in the EU should not be tagged as [brexit]. It's understandable that these questions come up in discussions about brexit, and their answers can help to form an opinion about brexit, but the questions themselves are independent of brexit. Unless the cause of the claims are attributed to brexit (such ...


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I confirmed that the "health" tag has been banned (not directly with mod powers but at a level that requires Stack Exchange employee intervention). I have no recollection of when this happened or why. I am happy to carry out the consensus of merging tags, but don't have strong opinions. For each of these tags (public-health, healthcare, environmental-...


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The distinction between environmental health and public health doesn't make sense to me on Skeptics, which, as I understand it, is supposed to be accessible to a lay person. Environmental health can be understood a subset of public health, and is more of a way of approaching public health problems than a specific area of focus. It's not like the difference ...


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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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hollywood This is being used as a synonym for movies I believe. Update: status-complete


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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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Uh, in March 2012, I created a joseph-mercola tag, and added several questions to it, without reference to this question. It was only just brought to my attention.


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