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Merge tags [difference-in-meaning] and [differences]

A recent tag (about 1.5 months ago) was added under the name difference-in-meaning and is now used by 5 questions, but I believe it is a duplicate of the tag differences, used by 3,513 questions. ...
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Fix [correlative-comparitives]

The tag correlative-comparitives should be changed to correlative-comparatives because the former isn't properly spelled. I was going to do it myself, but then I realized there's a tag synonym that ...
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Proposed tag synonym: “get-be” as a synonym of “get-passive”

All of the questions with the get-be tag seem to be about the "get-passive" construction. For example, the top-voted question in the "get-be" tag, Why is “to get” sometimes used where “to be” could be ...
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Tag synonym request: [computer] → [computing]

I would like to propose synonymizing computer (25 questions) with computing (164 questions). computing Questions about computers, programming and IT.
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Lower the requirement for voting on tag synonyms

Problem statement The following text is shown about voting and suggesting tag-synonyms: Users with more than 2500 reputation and a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag ...
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What's going on with the “coordinating-conjunctions” and “coordination” tags?

I recently asked a question which I tagged with coordinating-conjunctions. When I posted the question, it was automatically changed to coordination. I subsequently made an edit, but it was ...
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Should 'word-substitution' be made a synonym of 'SWR's?

I think word-substitution is redundant since we already have single-word-requests, and phrase-requests, if necessary. The 60 or so tagged questions do not disagree with me by much. Its current info ...
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Quantifiers? Premodifiers? What's the best general tag for questions about “X of Y” constructions?

I feel like we don't need to have both premodifiers and quantifiers tags, because I don't understand what the difference is supposed to be, and I doubt everyone else does either. Neither has a tag ...
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Make [idioms] and [phrases] synonyms with their respective [-request] tags?

This recent question had too many tags, probably because there were pairs of tags (phrases/phrase-requests and idioms/idiom-requests) that were synonyms of each other, and the poster didn't know which ...
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Merge [history] and [historical-change] tags

There are several tags that are associated with the background of a word: [etymology] [origin-unknown] [phrase-origin] [history] [historical-change] But for historical-change, both the definition ...
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Should the tags 'ambiguity' and 'confusables' be merged?

confusables seems like a synonym of ambiguity, should it be merged?
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Merge “passive-voice” and “active-voice” as “grammatical-voice” (with redirects)

How many people are experts on the passive voice, but not the active voice? Or want to learn about one, but not the other? It seems silly to me to treat these as distinct subjects. It would be like ...
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Let's synonymize “to be” tag with “be” tag. [Completed]

I have suggested to-be be synonymized with be. Related Meta post by @wythagoras: Synonymize and merge the tags [be] and [to-be] https://english.stackexchange.com/tags/be/synonyms (It requires ...
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Correction tag synonym: grammaticality [Correction tag burninated]

correction has 74 questions and a majority of the questions seem to be intended to ask about grammaticality, correctness (not correction) and proof-reading for some phrases and sentences, for example: ...
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Progressive aspect synonym: continuous aspect

continuous-aspect (60 questions) and its synonym "continuous" seems to be the same thing as progressive-aspect (141 questions). If they're different, I welcome correction (and someone should post an ...
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“coordinating-conjunctions” and “coordination” tags should be synonymized

coordinating-conjunctions coordination Tag wiki says "Questions about coördinating conjunctions, such as “and”, “but”, “or”, “nor”, and “so”." These seem pretty clearly synonymous. I'd recommend ...
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What separates 'conversation' questions from 'dialogue'?

I have just edited the tag wiki for dialogue and have found in the 'related tags' section the tag conversation. dialogue is about Questions about conversations between two or more people as a ...
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Why doesn't the tag 'antonyms' have the synonym 'antonym'?

I was just looking through the tag synonyms of antonyms and discovered that it does not have the synonym antonym, in fact, antonym is a completely separate tag with just two questions. As I don't ...
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Should the tag interpretation be deleted?

The interpretation seems to provide no value to the taxonomy. Besides the fact, that Criticism, discussion, and analysis of English literature are considered off-topic, the questions seem to be either ...
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Are the sentence-structure and syntactic-analysis tags synonyms?

As of this writing, the sentence-structure tag is on 808 questions and the syntactic-analysis tag is on 117 questions, with only 4 questions having both tags. It seems me that those are both the same ...
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Proposed tag synonyms for the prepositions tag

I created tag synonym suggestions to map the barely used and completely undescribed tags for,of,by,from, with to our tag prepositions. Its description already includes all the words and there is ...
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Synonymize and merge the tags [be] and [to-be]

Can we merge and synonymize the tags be and to-be?
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Tag synonym proposal: alternative and alternative-words

Alternative: This tag is for questions about choosing different or alternative words or phrases. Alternative-Words: Used to request words that can be used in place of another word because ...
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Are both [Poetic] and [Poetry] needed?

poetic has 17 question and no wiki. poetry has 176 questions and a wiki. Should the former be merged into the latter? Should the former be blacklisted to avoid misuse in the future or just make them ...
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Creating a new tag and changing/deleting it, reputations to create a tag seems too low

It seems obvious that either the OP of this question, "Secretariat" vs. "Directorate" created the tag or another user created it and it has been abandoned. What's the right ...
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Obvious tag synonyms that should be merged in some way

perfect(0 followers, 82 questions) and perfect-aspect (0 followers, 54 questions) should be merged in some way. I'm not sure what it should be named; on the one hand, "perfect" is ambiguous as a tag ...
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Change the tag “present-perfect-tense” to “present-perfect” by itself

We have present-perfect-tense alongside past-perfect,future-perfect, perfect and simple-past. However, present-perfect does exist as a redirect. I think it would be better to make it the main tag, ...
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Please either burninate the “correct” tag or merge it into “grammaticality”

We have 38 questions tagged correct. This is a horrible meta-tag that does no good. It should either be removed altogether and put on the blacklist, or possibly merged into the grammaticality tag.
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Merge tag “modals” with “modal-verbs”

As far as I know, there is no difference in meaning between modal-verbs and modals, since mood in English always refers to a verbal category [Edit: I was wrong; F.E. has pointed out the application of ...
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Do we really need to distinguish between the tags “countable-nouns” and “uncountable-nouns”?

It seems to me that most of the questions about the one topic will also be related to the other. So why not have a single overarching tag like count-noncount or countability, and make countable-nouns ...
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Merge tags “rhotic” and “rhoticity”

Not sure why rhotic and rhoticity are separate tags. One should at least be a synonym of the other.
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“Style” and “formatting” tags on Meta: synonyms?

In the real world, there are any number of ways to distinguish style from formatting, but on Meta.EL&U, neither has been specified in the tag wikis. They are both a jumble of questions about which ...
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Tag Synonym Request: “Irish English” → “Hiberno-English”

tl;dr: Wikipedia uses Hiberno-English as the canonical form and uses Irish English as the autolinked-to synonym for the same thing. Irish–English with a dash and Irish-English with a hyphen are two ...
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Should Humor and Jokes tags be synonyms?

I was surprised to learn that humor and jokes were not synonyms. Humor Questions about humorous expressions, jokes, puns, etc. 38 questions Jokes For questions about jokes. But be careful, ...
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Is 'British English' an unfortunate misnomer?

I have made the point in the past that I think the term 'British English' is an unfortunate one. For many reasons I prefer the term 'Received English' which parallels the idea of 'Received ...
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Can trusted users propose tag-synonyms without the rep requirements?

See Can trusted users be trusted to suggest tag synonyms without a score of 5 in a tag? (on smaller sites, not Stack Overflow). The top answer is: If, on a given site, there's a big problem with ...
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The purpose of tagging

I've recently felt that my work in the Unanswered queue has hit a stable point and have moved on to helping fix up the tags. My first attempt was to scan through the tags looking for overlap so we can ...
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Reminder: You can vote on tag synonyms

We currently have 5 tag synonyms submitted that still need votes. Anyone with voting privileges should exercise them! pejorative-language and derogatory Completed. pejorative-language and insults ...
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Can we merge [single-word-requests] and [phrase-requests]?

This is an explicit proposal to merge single-word-requests and phrase-requests but before I actually submit the merge suggestion I want to garner support and/or feedback. What are the tags? ...
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What is [tag:senses]?

senses has approximately 9 questions tagged but I have no idea what this tag is for. Is it basically the same as differences? The tag wiki suggests: For questions specifically dealing with the ...
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The Great ELU Tag Clean-up Proposal of 2014

EDIT: 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 ...
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Should the typography tag and typesetting tag be merged?

I don’t understand why there is a typesetting tag that is distinct from a typography tag. Is there any good reason for those to be separate? If not, I would like to propose that they please be ...
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Synonymise tag [word-meaning]

Should the tag word-meaning be synonymised with meaning? So meaning should be the primary tag and word-meaning would be the synonym. I think word-meaning adds nothing. But maybe I'm not nuanced ...
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Merge candidates: Portmanteau words vs. Blend words

portmanteau-words and blend-words are both tags on ELU. What's the purpose of the summary-less portmanteau-words tag? Is there a distinction between the two terms?
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Hyphen vs. hyphenation

hyphen and hyphenation are both tags on ELU. What's the purpose of the summary-less hyphenation tag?
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Should the genitive tag be merged with the possessive tag?

Currently, exactly two questions are tagged with the genitive tag, compared with many that are tagged with the possessive tag. Furthermore, genitive has no tag wiki, whereas possessive does. I ...
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US/UK spellings of tags should be synonyms

I propose, as a matter both of policy and principle, that any tag name that exists in one of the major spelling variants (loosely, US-vs-UK, but not so limited) should also exist in the other as a ...
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Tag synonym suggestion: semantics <- semantic

semantics has 73 questions, semantic has three.
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Merge [borrowing] into [loan-words]

It seems to me that borrowing should be a synonym of loan-words (which already has foreign-words as a synonym). I can't propose this, because I don't have enough reputation (do I need to reach the ...
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Could mods catalyze synonym voting?

Previous title: I've just suggested a synonym: [style] -> [writing-style] Here's the link; vote as you please. My only reasoning while choosing which one to keep was that writing-style had 91 ...