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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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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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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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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 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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Difference between [look-alikes] and [confusables]

I do not think a meaningful distinction can be drawn between the tags look-alikes and confusables. There is no category charter for the first; the second defines confusable as words and phrases which ...
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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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What is meant by the tag "reference"?

The reference tag has no description yet. Is it intended to be used for a question that asks for a reference where one might learn more about a certain topic, or document one's intuitive ...
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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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Tag review: [meaning-in-context]

meaning-in-context has roughly 250 questions. Some of these questions are good; some not as good. Today I saw a question I thought was skirting the danger line and noticed it only had the tag meaning-...
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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, expressions tag should be merged into phrases ...
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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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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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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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Synonymize and merge the tags [be] and [to-be]

Can we merge and synonymize the tags be and to-be?
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What is the [reason-why] tag used for?

A recent question used the reason-why tag for what was really an etymology question, so I retagged it appropriately. (Or at least I think it was appropriate.) Now I'm wondering what the tag is even ...
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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 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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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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Meaning of [Correspondence] tag?

What is the meaning of the tag correspondence?
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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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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, many ...
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Should [meaning] and [meaning-in-context] be mutually exclusive?

meaning-in-context and meaning have a fairly high overlap rate of 26% which means that 26% of all questions tagged meaning-in-context are also tagged meaning. The full list of ~375 don't reveal ...
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"Controversial" Question Untag

I am unsure of the pejorative-language retag to the question Word meaning "likely to cause controversy?" I would like to see this tag removed, but I think my reasons for doing so are nuanced enough to ...
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