In going through our tags page and doing some pruning, I found two tags: and .

Do we need both? Looking at the questions list, I can see arguments for keeping both, as there is at least one question there where is valid but isn't. However, the two are very closely related and I'm wondering if we couldn't use one tag for both.

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe something as simple as skeletal-structure would work? $\endgroup$ – JDSweetBeat May 20 '15 at 15:55
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    $\begingroup$ @DJMethaneMan - that's the kind of thing I was looking for, I just couldn't think of a good phrase for it. $\endgroup$ – ArtOfCode May 20 '15 at 15:57
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    $\begingroup$ Right, because skeletons can be made out of things that aren't bone. Lots of fish do it that way. $\endgroup$ – user May 20 '15 at 17:56

Yes, I would say we need both. Because bone can be bone in general (including things such as nails), skeleton relates more towards specific things such as Exoskeletons, Skeletal Structure, and undead skeletal creatures.

As such, we can have things that require Bone, but not Skeleton. (Eg: Question asking about bone claws)

Also, as Michael has noted, you can have skeletons that aren't bone.

  • $\begingroup$ Nails aren't made of bone... but point taken, bone can be a more general tag. $\endgroup$ – ArtOfCode May 21 '15 at 21:54
  • $\begingroup$ Aren't nails considered bone? $\endgroup$ – Aify May 21 '15 at 21:54
  • $\begingroup$ No... you may be confusing this with nails and hair, which are made of the same stuff. $\endgroup$ – ArtOfCode May 21 '15 at 21:55

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