14 votes

Scores and synonyms

Yeah, the synonym-suggestion interface really doesn't work well on most sites. First, there's the problem you brought up. Second and possibly more important, even if you do manage to suggest a ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
11 votes
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Restore Tactics as a separate tag from warfare

status-completed: I deleted the synonym but didn't do anything about the 23 questions that were auto-retagged after the synonym was created. Both tactics and strategy apply to contexts beyond war -- ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
10 votes

Are the four "alternate_X" tags synonyms?

Proposal: I propose simply burning the alternate-worldstag, applying appropriate replacement tags as necessary to the connected questions. I don't believe it brings enough context to a question ...
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9 votes

Fixing the resources tag

Done. Normally I'm not keen on substring aliases (typing "resources" causes the existing tags to pop up), but since this tag has already been recreated once after we fixed it, I went ahead and ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
9 votes
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Do we need [economy] and [economics]?

After scanning the two tags, I'd say they're complete synonyms. There are 501 questions with the tag economy and 40 with the tag economics. It seems to me that economics can therefore be replaced with ...
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What is the difference between [mythical-creatures] and [fantasy-races]?

Semantically and sensically, they mean quite different things. "Creatures" (whether mythical, extant or extinct) are generally considered to be "animals" (yes, I know humans are animals). This tag ...
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8 votes

Recommended: "future" a synonym for "far-future"

Generally speaking, tags that are substrings of other tags make poor synonyms. If future didn't exist, then anybody typing "future" into the tags area would be offered near-future and far-future as ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
7 votes

We have the "dragons" tag, so do we really need "dragon-anatomy" too?

I don't see the need for dragon-anatomy. If we have that, then we should also have cat-anatomy, dog-anatomy, [whatever animal]-anatomy. The tag of the animal and the tag anatomy together reach their ...
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What is the difference between [mythical-creatures] and [fantasy-races]?

I propose we: Keep as the primary tag: mythical-creatures For questions about creatures that are not found on Earth. These can be anything from dragons to Pegasus to your own made-up creature. They ...
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6 votes

Are the four "alternate_X" tags synonyms?

Proposal:  Change the alternate-reality tag to reflect the parallel-universe/multiverse context. I was tempted to bundle alternate-reality in as a synonym with the alternate-earth and alternate-...
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6 votes

Dealing with the science tag

It might just be my opinion, but, science, science-fiction and science-based are really different subjects. The first one refers to a methodology and/or an academic subject, the second to a genre for ...
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6 votes

Do we need different tags for [horror] and [cosmic horror]?

I think "horror" is enough. There are 4 questions for "horror" and 3 questions for "cosmic-horror". All of them are the same, except for one that was closed in "horror". They don't seem to be ...
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Should we do something about some lesser used and practially synonymous tags?

If you see any tag which could benefit from improvements, including merging, synonym, wiki, please go ahead and propose it. Tag creation is so easy that it's easier to make it wrong than right. I have ...
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4 votes

Sandbox for Proposed Tag Edits

Blacklist life The tag has had a long, long journey, and at every step of the way, we've decided we don't want it. Deletion hasn't worked, nor has writing an inclusive wiki. It seems a blacklist is ...
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4 votes

Sandbox for Proposed Tag Edits

Synonymize society and anthropology Anthropology means "the study of human society" and therefore applies to most society questions. If there are outliers, they can be tagged as necessary, ...
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4 votes
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Why do you need reputation to suggest a tag synonym, but not to create a wiki?

I really shudder when I think about tag synonymization and merging. The main reason is that normal users can't undo a synonymization; only moderators can - and I can say from experience that this is ...
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4 votes

About [Time] for a cleanup?

I agree with the suggestion of cleaning up time. space-time doesn't exist. You can see that when searching the tags for it. When I create a random tag with the tag markdown it automatically points ...
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4 votes

Can migration be a synonym of travel?

Are you sure that the two are synonyms, or, in other words, that they can always be used interchangeably? I.e. (space) tourism could surely use a travel tag, but has nothing to do with migration. ...
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4 votes

Synonymizing the werewolf and shape-shifters tag

Disagree I believe werewolves are unique enough to not be considered simple shapeshifters. Here are some common aspects werewolves have (although not all at once): They possess enhanced senses in ...
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4 votes

Scores and synonyms

We've done a lot of tag reorgs on Writing.SE. Monica is a mod there too and usually us non-mods post to Meta to see what other people think and she or another mod will either do it or weigh in, etc. ...
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3 votes

Restore Tactics as a separate tag from warfare

I wonder if we need to have three distinct tags : Warfare Meaning the politics of warfare, objectives and even the process of starting and ending a war (e.g. negotiations, diplomacy as it leads to ...
StephenG - Help Ukraine's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Can acoustics be a synonym for audio?

Done. While I was there I reviewed three other pending synonym proposals. I approved aerodynamics -> flight and left the other two pending meta discussion. They are: anthropology (8 questions) -> ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
3 votes

Should the calendar tag be renamed timekeeping?

I agree. Time-keeping is more general, and IMO it would also be more useful than calendar, since this one is quite specific.
Eithne's user avatar
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3 votes

Recommend making "city-design" a synonym of "city"

Generally, tag synonyms aren't used for significant substring matches. This would make city-design a poor synonym for city, as if the two are separate anyone typing city into the tags field will get ...
user's user avatar
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3 votes

Are the four "alternate_X" tags synonyms?

Proposal: as suggested in a comment, change the alternate-reality excerpt to say For questions in which reality is different than it is in real life. This may range from small, environmental ...
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3 votes

Merge Middle-Ages and Medieval tags

I agree with this proposal The two terms are synonymous and medieval is more popular. NOTE: There is also a medieval-europe tag which is already a synonym of medieval. That merger was a consequence of ...
JBH's user avatar
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3 votes

Should we do something about some lesser used and practially synonymous tags?

I can't upvote @L.Dutch's answer enough, nor can I upvote @VLAZ's comment enough. We've all taken a shot at managing the tags and as important as it is, it gets tedious. My recommendations (and THANK ...
JBH's user avatar
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2 votes

Sandbox for Proposed Tag Edits

Synonymize vehicles and transportation See Consolidate tags "vehicles" and "transportation"? for prior discussion. Nearly all transportation occurs in vehicles, and if it doesn't, ...
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2 votes

What is the difference between [mythical-creatures] and [fantasy-races]?

I think most of the random picking happens because it should be 4 tags not 2. Mythical and Fantasy are distinctly different concepts AND Creatures and Races are distinctly different as well; so, when ...
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2 votes

Merge Middle-Ages and Medieval tags

Merging the tags makes sense to me. Thanks for bringing this up on meta to draw attention to it. I've proposed middle-ages as a synonym for medieval to start the approval process. There's pre-...
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