Questions tagged [tagging]

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“Word-request” and “word-equivalent”

I have asked a question to get the female equivalent of "Esq" or "Esquire". There is no appropriate tag for my question. I want to create the following tags: "word-request" and "word-equivalent". But,...
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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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Why can't I edit these closed questions?

I opened up the untagged tag to clear it out. I came across two question that I could not edit: Help with this strange wording “…on the wrong side of God” [closed] What is “Development of ...
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Creating the new tag “sexist-language”

Congratulation! The sexist-language tag suggested by me has been approved as an edit for this question for first time. You all unless 10 users who downvoted this tag and showed their disagreement can ...
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Finish removing the [untagged] tag

Earlier I'd flagged a question that was tagged untagged, which has been fixed. However, there are still questions tagged as such... I'm reasonably certain that this is not a tag we'd want to encourage....
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What's the difference between terminology and single word requests?

The tag info for single-word-request indicates the difference between it and word-choice and vocabulary, but doesn't distinguish between it and terminology. Why is Term for an event being referred to ...
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Add tag synonym [opposite] for tag [antonym]

I actually had to open another question with "opposite" in its title to figure out what tag to use for my What's the opposite of "server"/"server operating system"? question. I ...
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Could we have a sideboard for tags?

For example, would it be helpful if we had on the side, a list of tags that are synonymous with your question, so that people won't have trouble trying to remember or think-up the tags unnecessarily. ...
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Proposal: “please-fix-tags” tag

I have run into a few cases where I don't know the correct grammatical terms for the types of words or parts of a sentence I am asking about. One such example is my question How to call attention to &...
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Usage of [usage]

Our top-rated tag is usage. However this tag is nearly useless: the word usage is right there in the site title, and almost every question on the site could be construed to be about "usage" in some ...
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The plan for [grammar]

The tag grammar is one of our most highly-used tags, though it is, unfortunately, so vague as to be nearly useless. I submit the following proposal as a way to break up this tag into something useful. ...
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Is there any difference between the “grammatical-number” and “pluralization” tags?

Is there any difference between grammatical-number and pluralization, or should the tags be merged? Does using both the tags in the same question means anything?
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Merge the “vocabulary-building” tag with the “vocabulary” tag

There are three questions tagged with vocabulary-building. The tag should be deleted, and the questions tagged with vocabulary.
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Blacklist “compounds”

This is a follow-up to Add a Wiki page for the "compounds" tag, or replace it with another tag; when that task has been completed, and no question is tagged with "compounds", we would ...
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Removal of the “words” tag

words is used in many questions, but it doesn't seem to have a specific meaning. All the questions are about words, even the one asking about a phrase or a sentence. We should remove the tag.
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Usage of the “history” tag

What is the purpose of history? Isn't there any other tag that would, even partially, be used instead of history? For example, the history of a word is its etymology; if I am asking for the etymology, ...
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Do we need the “foreign” tag?

So far, there are just two questions tagged foreign. Do we really need it?
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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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Use “single-word-request” for phrases?

If I'm looking for a phrase (not just a word) that expresses a specific concept, should I still use the tag single-word-request?
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Publishing a thread on twitter

How was the link http://twitter.com/#!/StackEnglish/status/33529347939770368 made/taken?