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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 ...
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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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Burninate [opinion], please

Today, a user contested the closure of his question with this comment: And yet there are opinion based questions all over this site. There is even an 'opinion' tag already. And he's right, there ...
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What are [expression-requests] tag for?

I think most questions asking for an English equivalent of proverbs or sayings in other languages use 3 tags together - idiom-requests, phrase-requests and expression-requests. An expression is ...
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Should we get rid of the tag “similarities”?

The tag similarities seems too broad to be useful to me. It is not really a single topic, since it has been used to cover similarities in spelling, similarities in usage/meaning, and similarities in ...
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Difference between “verb-agreement” and “subject-verb-agreement” tag

It seems that we have two tags, subject-verb-agreement and verb-agreement for similar questions. I briefly read some questions under them and I don't see much difference. Am I missing something? How ...
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What is the phase tag used for?

I found this phase tag and I am wondering what it is used for, since it does not have any description in it.
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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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Vernacula and Vernacu

I notice that two tags have appeared, vernacu and vernacula. Are these words that I don't understand or typos for vernacular? If the latter, what should I do about it?
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Can someone explain the [explanation] tag to me?

The explanation tag has 23 questions. Some appear to ask for meaning or meaning-in-context, and should probably just be replaced by those tags. As for the other questions, I don't see what they have ...
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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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Related tags don't have thousands separators

The tagged questions pages (for example) show a count of questions at the top, like "8,279 questions tagged". Below is a list of related tags, and their counts. However, the counts are missing commas ...
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New 'hungarian' tag

I just asked this new question: English translation for Kockásfülű Nyúl (Hungarian) for which I'd like to use the 'hungarian' tag which doesn't exist at this time and I don't have ...
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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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Meaning of [Correspondence] tag?

What is the meaning of the tag correspondence?
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Should I downvote multi word answers on single-word-requests?

Reading through single-word-requests questions I often notice that a lot of the answers are not 'single word'-answers. Instead they give a combination of words describing the requested topic. Some ...
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Should we delete the essay tag?

There are currently 36 questions tagged, "essay". Nearly two thirds of them are closed or on hold. Most of the questions tagged with essay are due to OP needing to write an essay, rather than being ...
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Proof-reading tag: what to do with it?

Proof-reading is currently explicitly off-topic. That's because finding mistakes in a passage isn't particularly useful: Posters on a site for "serious enthusiasts" should have a reasonable knowledge ...
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EL&U's mysterious 'antedecent' tag

I notice that EL&U currently has a tag labeled 'antedecent', and that seven of the fifteen questions that carry this tag include the word antedecent in their headline. for example, Antecedent of &...
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Rename the [grammar] tag

As noted in this four-year-old question, the grammar tag (and also its misspelt cousin, grammer, which I implicitly include here) is the fourth most used tag on ELU, and it seems to be overwhelmingly ...
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Narrower, more precise, 'time-sensitive' tags?

Please advise if the use of 'time-sensitive' in the title is right. I ask questions about writing over different time periods and want to tag questions more precisely. So should we further array or ...
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What manner of “title”?

The title tag includes a jumble of questions concerning different concepts of titles, making the tag less than useful. Questions about the name given to part or whole of a creative work, e.g. Is ...
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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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“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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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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What is the currency tag for?

I was on the cusp of editing the currency tag, which currently doesn't have anything in it's wiki, but decided against it. I assumed that the point of the tag was to discuss the linguistic currency in ...
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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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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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What are your opinions on tags?

I have been working on reducing our number of Unanswered questions but am nearing a point I consider "good enough". The next thing on my work list is to start analyzing our tags, tag wikis, tag ...
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Is philosophy of language on-topic?

Philosophical semantics also. They are both related with philosophy and the language. I see that philosophy tag is used only 2 times but they are not related with philosophy of language actually. ...
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Is there a difference between [usage] and [word-usage]?

There are two separate tags, both with several questions each: usage word-usage Are they the same thing, or is there a subtle difference between the two?
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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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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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Delete the [wish], [harry-potter], and other tags?

IMO, wish (deleted) and harry-potter (deleted) do not appear to serve any useful purpose and can be deleted. Other tags which appear ripe for deletion/synonymisation: ic ian tech-speak management-...
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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?