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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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Can tags be removed?

I was looking through the new tags and spotted "very" and "snowclone". This made me wonder how tags are deleted, since I couldn't find a button anywhere. Does one have to go to each question the tag ...
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Warn people of the rules for [Single-Word-Requests] before posting

Update: Time to vote on answers, or post your own. As everyone probably knows, very few people actually follow the main rule of single-word-requests: YOU MUST INCLUDE A SAMPLE SENTENCE Thus we ...
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Is there a reason the “single-word-requests” tag have the highest number of questions in EL&U?

What is the reason behind the highest number of single-word-requests questions (users questioning) in English Language & Usage Stack Exchange (EL&U)? I wonder that the following tags haven't ...
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When should I use “convention tag” in EL&U?

I searched the convention tag, but the top google search result says, "the convention tag has no usage guidance." I have no idea which sense does this tag relate to. When should I use this tag?
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Is this a valid question under computer tag?

Is this a valid question under computer tag? Is there a word for each component of a Time. There is no description or guidelines for computer tag. So, how to use this tag, if there is no ...
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What is the meaning of the “functions” tag?

A recent question asked about determining the "function" of a sentence, which to me isn't a concrete language construct the way that question implies. Seeking more information, I looked into 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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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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Can EL&U's site analytics tools be refined to handle queries that include tag-based criteria?

Back on August 26, 2012, in response to the question Why are there so many meta questions about how so many main questions are being downvoted or closed?, Shog9 provided this graph of changes in the ...
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Should we get rid of the “learning” meta-tag?

For a long time, "meta-tags" have been discouraged on Stack Exchange. Today I ran into the tag learning, which I think is one of these not-useful tags. Questions about "learning" don't seem to be ...
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Is this question really a SWR?

This one: 1920's terms for parents/children It doesnt strike me as a single word request, and since it's a new user, they probably haven't figured it out yet. To me, SWR means questions like '...
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Is there a need of the “the-that” tag?

There are 11 questions using the-that, without tag wiki, including the following ones: When to use "That" instead of "The"? When can one omit "that" from a sentence? ...
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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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Seeking [answers] about these tags on meta

As well as answers, there's answering-advice, appropriate-answers, accepted-answer, unanswered-questions, and answer-howto. I understand what an accepted answer is, and also what an unanswered ...
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Information about info pages!

Have the info pages been introduced recently? (or have I failed to see them so far?).
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What's a good name for a tag about expressions like “fish and chips” and “red, white and blue”?

Since this question was posted today (Is there any rule which dictates the ordering of non-proper, non-pronoun nouns in a list?) and I thought I remembered seeing a number of older questions with ...
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Is it okay to request a status completed tag?

I sometimes custom flag questions, asking a moderator to mark it status completed, because I believe the question served it's purpose, and most moderators mark my flag helpful, and actually add the ...
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Plurality of [part-of-speech] tag

OK, firstly I apologise for being a bit pedantic. But I am wondering whether there is a particular reason why part-of-speech is not plural (i.e. parts-of-speech). I only bring this up because it would ...
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“Why is a raven like a writing desk?”

The above is a famous riddle from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, [ref1], [ref2], [ref3], [ref4-∞], … But seriously, How is writing unlike writing-style? I recently ...
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{Disambiguities} needs disambiguating

This is a discussion around the tag disambiguities. You can have an ambiguity. You can remove it by disambiguation. But "disambiguity" isn't a word. source There is a tag for ambiguity, should this ...
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Should we burninate the [subjective] tag?

While doing some reviews, I was made aware of the existence of the subjective tag. Given that we are a Q&A site which focuses explicitly on answering questions as objectively as possible and ...
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Remove the [multiple-choice] tag, shall we?

I happened to review an edit suggestion for the [multiple-choice] tag wiki excerpt. I chose to "reject", adding custom comment "unnecessary tag". Coincidentally, another senior user had also done the ...
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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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Migrating word requests within a field with an existing tag

In this post, a user suggested that the question should be migrated because of the lack of expertise in this forum in the area that the OP was requesting a term for. However, the user tagged the ...
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How do we deal with more than 130 empty tag wikis?

So many of our tag wikis are small or non-existent that we really ought to do something about it. Bet-Hedging In my data query here, I show that there are 168 tags that have no wiki and 26 that ...
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What do we consider “consensus” for burnination?

Bit of a meta meta question. We've been having a conflab about burninating the correction. My position was that fourteen votes (at the time the conversation started) wasn't enough to know that ...
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Should the tags 'saying' and 'proverbs' be merged?

I noticed that these tags are very similar and effectively have the same meaning. I searched in two search engines define proverb and define saying, here are the results: Yahoo a short pithy ...
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Let's get rid of the “correction” tag

Is there any value in the tag correction? Currently 87 questions are infected with that hideous tag. Since unspecified proofreading is off-topic I don't think this should be used as tag anywhere. We ...
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Should questions marked 'transatlantic-differences' include the AmE and BrE tags?

I was recently re-tagging a question clearly about transatlantic-differences which had previously been tagged american-english and british-english. I decided to remove the two English tags in ...
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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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Sorting out our tag wikis

Recently, I have been going through the tag wikis of some of the less used tags, adding in definitions and basic information regarding the tag. Unfortunately, after about page seven of the tags, the ...
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Our Tag Hypernyms

We have several tags that are hypernyms to other tags. Probably the most prominent are punctuation, tenses, prepositions and terminology all in our top 30 of tags. I want to question the current ...
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Shouldn't some questions be region dependent?

I have done a question and the answers where many and highly region dependent, there was different perspectives from countries such as India, USA, UK, Australia on how to say something in English. ...
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List of tags that are blacklisted, burninated or under discussion

I had a look at the meta discussions that are about burninating, blacklisting/deleting or creating tags. I made a list of them. Why? It's for two purposes. Firstly, to have an overview about our ...
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Should we burninate the [spelling-checker] tag? (0 posts left tagged)

While poking about removing the microsoft-word tag from a few questions, I came across a question tagged spelling-checker. This seemed to me to be a meta-tag of no more value than the ms-word one, so ...
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What is the point of the Microsoft-Word tag?

I noticed recently that a question used the tag microsoft-word. Since this question was about the usage of a specific program, it was moved to Super User to which it is much better suited. There ...
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Call to action: Let's tidy up the currency tag

As already previously discussed in this question, its answer and comments the currency tag is as ambiguous as they get. This is the tag description: usefulness of this tag is under debate If ...
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Tackling the drive-by tag problem

The problem We have a lot of one word tags that make nearly no sense. Among them are what, do, did, like, they, winterfest, motto & it. They are pure gems of uselessness and I urge you to prove ...
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What's the tag “obscure-terms” for? Is it necessary?

We have the tag obscure-terms. It has 36 questions and the only thing obscure about them is the thought process that lead people to tag them with this tag. Mostly words that seemed obscure to the OPs, ...
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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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ELU tagging guideline

I am suggesting to create a guideline post describing how to tag specifically for the ELU taxonomy. The discussions in chat and all the posts and comments regarding tags on meta lead me to believe ...
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Burninate tags [request] and [polite-request]

Both those tags were exclusively attached to questions with either another something-request tag or the politeness tag. I re-tagged those. Now I move to make them total ashes. Let's burninate them.
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An ELU taxonomy improvement: Idioms / Phrases / Expressions

We have currently three tags in our top 20 tags (by amount of questions) that are being arbitrarily and interchangeably used. Those are the highly frequented tags idioms, expressions & phrases. ...
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Should the 'language' tag be deleted?

The language seems like the ultimate cop-out tag. It has five questions with an accumulated score of -8, I expect it to sink further today with the question that made me stumble upon it. There is no ...
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Is the vocabulary tag helpful?

It seems to me that the vocabulary tag is mostly superfluous. I found this old post from 2010 which compares the tags words, which has since been rightfully discontinued, word-choice, single-word-...
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Let's burninate [o-ou]!

o-ou hasn't helped us much, it's only got 9 questions and 0 followers. It has no tag wiki. Should we burninate o-ou? Created: 2010-08-07 13:32:11
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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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Synonymize and merge the tags [be] and [to-be]

Can we merge and synonymize the tags be and to-be?
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Does “business-speak” belong in [business-language]?

business-language has the following tag wiki: There are very many specialized terms and communication conventions related to doing business in English. This tag covers questions about those ...