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Can we merge [single-word-requests] and [phrase-requests]?

I support merging to a new meaning-requests tag. Basically, the combined tag would be for all crowdsourced-reverse-dictionary type questions. By their very nature, askers of such questions cannot know ...
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Tag Synonym Request: “Irish English” → “Hiberno-English”

I agree to make the two synonyms. I'd prefer Irish-English to be the main tag and Hiberno-English to redirect to it, as it's perhaps a bit clearer, but don't mind too much either way.
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Merge tags "rhotic" and "rhoticity"

Crisis averted ;) Per FumbleFingers's comment: Retagged the four rhoticity questions to use rhotic. Now go vote on Tag Synonyms on Low Use Tags so we never have to go through this exercise again!
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Tag Synonym Request: “Irish English” → “Hiberno-English”

As requested by tchrist: Unlike Hugo, I would prefer Hiberno-English as the main tag. Within the field of linguistics (as applied to Ireland and her languages in particular), Hiberno-English (or ...
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Can we merge [single-word-requests] and [phrase-requests]?

I think the statistical analysis clearly supports not merging. There would be a higher reverse correlation of usage if they were being used interchangeably. Why would I use word-request? when I ...
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Please either burninate the “correct” tag or merge it into “grammaticality”

I vote for burnination and blacklisting.
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What is [tag:senses]?

In summary, senses are the meanings of a word/lexeme within a language. The meaning can depend on the context as well. differences tag is used for the differences between the meanings/senses of (...
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Correction tag synonym: grammaticality [Correction tag burninated]

My view is that correction is being used almost as a meta tag, rather like homework. It's not tagging questions about correction and the correction process, but tagging questions which ask for ...
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Merge tags [difference-in-meaning] and [differences]

We can get rid of difference-in-meaning as it is being used inconsistently as a synonym for either differences or word-choice. Since there are so few instances I've gone and cleaned them up.
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Correction tag synonym: grammaticality [Correction tag burninated]

This would be a terrible idea. If we would make correction a synonym of grammaticality the auto-suggest shows the parent tag. We already set this unfortunate precedent with correct and correctness. ...
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Make [idioms] and [phrases] synonyms with their respective [-request] tags?

My view: absolutely not. The phrases tag is not the same as phrase-requests — the first is for questions about phrases, the second for requesting phrases. Similarly for idioms and idiom-...
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What separates 'conversation' questions from 'dialogue'?

You're right the two tags are related — as indeed the system shows. Conversation is an unscripted interaction between two or more persons. Dialogue, as "a feature of a book, play or film," is a ...
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Is 'British English' an unfortunate misnomer?

I think British English (BrE) is the official name for a family of dialects, accents, etc, of English and isn't a synonym for Standard English or Received Pronunciation. Example, in the Cambridge ...
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The purpose of tagging

I have a great deal of sympathy for MrHen. I know he's put a lot of effort into clearing the Unanswered queue, and if he's willing to attack the tags mess with antthing like that gusto, we should all ...
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Obvious tag synonyms that should be merged in some way

Please give your approval for the following synonyms, thank you. progressive should be the synonym of progressive-aspect passive should be the synonym of passive-voice
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Are both [Poetic] and [Poetry] needed?

The posts marked poetic seem to consist of posts about poetic language but not (classical or formal) poetry. The highest-voted question under that tag asks for a poetic term for enjoying the breeze. ...
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Why doesn't the tag 'antonyms' have the synonym 'antonym'?

I've approved the synonym suggestion. (And I hope this answer doesn't get flagged for quality due to its length!)
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Should 'word-substitution' be made a synonym of 'SWR's?

Assuming the upvotes on the question imply that we should make these two tags synonyms, I have proposed the tag synonym here: https://english.stackexchange.com/tags/single-word-requests/synonyms ...
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Should the tags 'ambiguity' and 'confusables' be merged?

From my limited experience with these tags, they mean different things. "Confusables" is about words (or other things) that speakers or learners commonly confuse. For example, "what is the ...
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Are the sentence-structure and syntactic-analysis tags synonyms?

It seems to me that a question about the structure of noun phrases for example, would come under syntactic analysis, but not sentence structure. Therefore, if the consensus is that these two should ...
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Tag synonym proposal: alternative and alternative-words

I kind of feel that both of these should be merged with synonyms. I guess the word "synonym" may tend to connote a single word, but it can also refer to a phrase or expression. In any case, users can ...
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Creating a new tag and changing/deleting it, reputations to create a tag seems too low

You can flag the question, but there are actions which can be done without needing moderators to deal with them. With 2000 rep, you can edit the tag to be the correct one. If the tag only appears on ...
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Obvious tag synonyms that should be merged in some way

As perfect (96 questions) and perfect-aspect (56 questions) remain separate and accumulating questions, even though they clearly refer to the same concept, if there is no consensus on whether to call ...
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Progressive aspect synonym: continuous aspect

Quoth Wikipedia: The continuous and progressive aspects (abbreviated ᴄᴏɴᴛ and ᴘʀᴏɢ) are grammatical aspects that express incomplete action ("to do") or state ("to be") in progress ...
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Merge tag "modals" with "modal-verbs"

I’ve made modals a synonym for modal-verbs. I’ve leaving semi-modals based on Professor Lawler’s comment that semi-modal makes sense for need and dare: All the tags here are useless because they'...
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Merge tags "rhotic" and "rhoticity"

I’ve made these tags synonyms now.
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Quantifiers? Premodifiers? What's the best general tag for questions about "X of Y" constructions?

The OP asks the community what they think about the relevancy of two tags, quantifiers and premodifiers but the meta post comes shortly after another spree of retagging old questions that were tagged ...
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3 votes
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Fix [correlative-comparitives]

Thanks, this should all be fixed now.
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2 votes
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“Style” and “formatting” tags on Meta: synonyms?

Right now, style is a synonym for writing-style, which is the master. Meanwhile, formatting is gone, although format exists and matches 13 questions, mostly closed. One could make formatting the ...
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"coordinating-conjunctions" and "coordination" tags should be synonymized

Should be all taken care of now.
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