So, none of this got done in 2014. Does this mean that we should just give up on tags? Doing almost any of these by hand will annoy people since they would all bump those questions to the top of the active list, so this requires assistance.
I’ve just looked through all 856 of our tags. Yes, really.
I’d like to propose the following clean-up measures, some of which are trivial fixes and some of which merit further discussion.
Merge all of syntactic-analysis, sentence-structure, and parsing with grammatical-structure. The first, syntactic-analysis, might be preferred as the canonical version. Maybe grab structure and syntax into that, too.
Merge and syn period into the existing periods. Well, assuming we’re talking about the full-stop punctuation throughout rather than historical-epochs. (Edit: there are no longer any posts tagged with periods.)
Recast the following tags into the plural, which is generally preferred: adjunct, animal, cliche, complement, conditional, date (which might should be dates-and-times and merged with time), demonstrative, diminutive, essay (or make it essay-writing?), ending, generic, irregular, ligature, list, oxymoron (but maybe syn oxymora to the revised oxymorons?), palindrome, participle, possessive (or split into possessive-pronouns and possessive-adjectives?), run-on-sentences, shibboleth, slogan, superscript, teaching-aid, vocative.
I feel like something or other might should be done about these mixed-up tags that have been applied to completely different things, but I don’t know what: ending (maybe some should be valedictions to pair with salutations?), feminine, idiomatic, interpretation, management, participial, phrasing, phase, shift, sounds, tone.
Former suggestions that have now been implemented: