Should we use tags like past-tense and future-tense, or we should use tags like past and future?
Should we use then, for example, past as synonymous of past-tense (or vice versa)?
I would keep the "tense" in there just for clarity.
The only problem I can see with it is that tags like
[present-perfect-tense] are rather long, but I can live with that.
Here's how I think these tags should be named. I've used bold text to mark the changes that would have to be made from the current situation.
Tags for just the tenses use the word "tense" at the end:
Tags for just the aspects use the word "aspect" at the end:
The above two conventions make it less likely for confused taggers to mark their question about “How perfect is that?” or "What's a synonym for "birthday present" with an incorrect tag.
But tags for tense-aspect combinations do not use the word "tense" or "aspect":
These terms are already unambiguous, and also they refer not just to tenses or aspects, but combinations of these categories.
Also, other multi-word tags referring to verb tense forms, or structures referring to time, do not use "tense":
Vote up on this answer if you agree with me, vote down if you disagree (and if there's an alternate proposal that you would support that's not already on this page, I'd appreciate it if you wrote an answer that explains what it is). Hopefully this will make the community's opinions clearer.