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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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Getting our dirty words into one place

Currently we have tags for all of the following: taboo, vulgar, offensive, expletives, obscenity, euphemisms, pejorative, swearing, and insults This is a bit... excessive. So I'm now accepting ...
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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? Currently, ...
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Terminate the [terms] tag

I have been going through the questions tagged terms and they mostly seem to be single-word-requests. There was another question tagged terms, but it was also tagged terminology so terms seemed ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 [indefinite-article] and [definite-article] be merged into [articles]?

Some time ago in chat, the question of merging indefinite-article and definite-article into articles was raised, and I want to get further input into this. A preponderance of the following reasons, ...
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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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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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How about getting rid of the [english] tag?

While we're are at full speed discussing various tags, I would like to bring to everyone's attention that we currently have 15 questions tagged english. I don't think that that tag serves any ...
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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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Should [history] be a synonym for [etymology]?

I just retagged (well, I don't have retag privileges, so queued an edit for voting) a question that had the history tag to etymology but then I noticed there are 70-odd other such questions. Should ...
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Should [grammaticality] be a synonym of [grammar]?

grammar is our fourth most used tag and grammaticality is our seventh most used tag. Yet, it would seem to me that they are used interchangeably. I cannot be sure since grammar does not have a 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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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 synonyms....
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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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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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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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Tag synonym: grammer → grammar

There is an unused tag [grammer], which must be a misspelling for [grammar]. Moderators or anyone with enough rep, please make [grammer] a tag synonym for [grammar].
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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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Make "indefinite-articles" a synonym for "indefinite-article"

There were two questions tagged with indefinite-articles, and I changed the tag to indefinite-article. Should we make indefinite-articles a synonym of indefinite-article?
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Tag synonym suggestion: semantics <- semantic

semantics has 73 questions, semantic has three.
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Could [humor] and [humour] be synonymized?

I don't know which you'll want to keep, but they're definitely synonyms.
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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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Tag synonym suggestions

I don't know if there should be a single thread for proposed tag synonyms, but I'll go ahead and leave this relatively generic in case that's desirable (and assuming there's not already a thread for ...
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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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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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Make conjunction a synonym of conjunctions?

What about making conjunction a synonym of conjunctions? Since only one question is tagged conjunction it might suffice to retag that one question but it would be more future proof to make synonyms.
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Tag merge request: [expressions] tag into [phrases] tag

Previously, expression-requests tag was merged into phrase-requests tag. Pertaining Meta post: What are [expression-requests] tag for? In that respect, the expressions tag should be merged into the ...
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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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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 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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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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Rename or delete the "cv" tag

There is a question that has been tagged with cv. I think the tag should be renamed to curriculum-vitae, or deleted. Update There are now 13 questions tagged cv.
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What's up with the [usage] tag?

The tag usage redirects to word-usage, as the two are synonymized. But I can still find the tag on certain questions. When I search for the word-usage tag, many of the earlier results still display ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Synonymize and merge the tags [be] and [to-be]

Can we merge and synonymize the tags be and to-be?
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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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