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“versus” tag: what is it good for?

Can we think of who wants to use a "versus" tag? I use e.g. the "perl" tag or the "c" tag on stackoverflow.com to find things I'm interested in. For example, I can easily imagine someone might want to ...
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Does the tag “italian-american-english” have a meaning on this site?

Does the tag italian-american-english have a meaning, for this site? Is there an English dialect that is called Italian American English?
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It is not possible to use “present” as synonymous for “present-tense”

When I try to use present as synonymous for present-tense, a dialog box informs me that present is used more times than present-tense. When I get the list of questions tagged with present the list ...
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Delete the tag “present”

The tag is not used for any questions; it should be deleted. If we are going to use the tag present-tense, then present should be a synonymous of present-tense.
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How should we name tags for tenses, aspects, and combinations of these categories?

Should we use tags like past-tense and future-tense, or we should use tags like past and future? Should we use then, for example, past as synonymous of past-tense (or vice versa)?
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Do we need a tag for each punctuation mark?

Do we need a tag for each punctuation mark when there is already the tag punctuation?
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Is the tag “writing” necessary?

It seems that most of the questions I find in English Language and Usage are questions that should be tagged with writing (including the question on when the actual punctuation raised). Using that tag ...
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Why does “word-definition” appear as a tag synonym?

When tagging a question on English.SE, [word-definition] appear twice as a suggestion when word-def is entered. word-definition (8) word-definition (s) IIRC, the (s) indicates a tag synonym. ...
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Tags and technical terms

I was creating some synonyms for tags yesterday, and I created the tag syntax as a synonym for word-order. I wonder, though, if it should be the other way around. Syntax is the linguistic term that ...
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“Verb” tag showing wrong count

If you look at the list of tags, "verb" shows as being used only once. But if you click on that tag, you see that it's (currently) being used 16 times. Is this possibly due to the existence of the ...
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Versus tag and word-choice tag…redundant?

As of this writing, 40 questions are tagged word-choice and 35 are tagged versus. Almost everything tagged versus could also be tagged word-choice (except for a couple which would be word-order). My ...
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“Word” tag — useful?

There are currently 20 posts tagged word. Is this tag useful? Most of the questions seem to be word-choice (a tag I created and am not crazy about -- the idea is right, but I don't like the term) or ...
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Too many tags verb/verbs

I've arbitrarily retagged six posts tagged "verb" to "verbs" since there were nine posts tagged with "verbs". Tag explosion is happening and taming is required????
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Should we prefer singular or plural in tags?

This being a site about English language, we should be well-equipped to decide about something like this, eh? :) Should we prefer singular or plural in tags, in cases where both would make sense? ...
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No tags for specific words

At present we have several tags for specific words, such as [while], [that], and others. IMHO this practice should be strongly discouraged, lest the tag list just become an English dictionary. ...
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Does the “usage” tag have any value?

Seems like pretty much every question is a usage question, so keeping around a "usage" tag seems about as pointless as having a "programming" tag at Stack Overflow would be. Does anyone object to my ...
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American vs. British vs. Aussie, vs… ?

Questions about usage in different geographical areas are going to come up a lot. Plenty of answers are going to have to distinguish between standard usage on one continent versus another. Is there ...

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