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There were two questions tagged with , and I changed the tag to .
Should we make a synonym of ?

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    Uh, I will leave the decision to our linguist mods. On the one hand, we previously agreed to use plural in tags. On the other hand, there is but one indefinite article in English. (Yes, yes, there is a and there is an, but they are both forms of an.) – RegDwigнt Mar 3 '11 at 9:09
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This has now been done: the master is in the plural for and .

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I support this suggestion. Yes, there is only one indefinite article in the dictionary, but there are certainly multiple instances of the indefinite article. The pluralization "indefinite articles" sounds preferable to me.

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    I am suggesting the other way around: keep indefinite-article and make indefinite-articles its synonym. – kiamlaluno Apr 27 '11 at 12:21
  • @kiamlaluno: Feel free to post that as an opposing answer so people can vote? – MrHen Apr 27 '11 at 14:45
  • @MrHen I have already created the question; if users agree with me, then they should vote the question. – kiamlaluno Apr 27 '11 at 14:49
  • @kiamlaluno: Voting the question up is agreeing that it is a good question. Voting an answer up is agreeing that it is a good answer. Putting an answer in your question is bad form. – MrHen Apr 27 '11 at 14:51
  • @MRHen This is the meta site; if you down vote my "question" is because you don't agree with what I am proposing, not because you don't find the question useful. In fact, this is a request, and I have to report what my request is. The term "question" is not the most appropriate for a meta site; when it is a request, it is not a question at all. – kiamlaluno Apr 27 '11 at 16:26
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    @kiamlaluno. Meh. You used the term question; I used the term question. The decision of which tag should stick around is apparently contended so it sounds like a discussion is relevant. I think a synonym should exist but I am unable to say "this problem should be fixed" without saying "I agree with this implementation." Meta or not, this strikes me as bad form. (Not super-evil-form or oh-dear-what-have-you-done-form but merely not-optimally-efficient-form.) – MrHen Apr 27 '11 at 16:45
  • @MrHen I used the term "question" because the user interface says "Ask question." :-) – kiamlaluno Apr 27 '11 at 16:51
  • @kiamlaluno: Haha, fair enough. :) – MrHen Apr 27 '11 at 17:41

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