It seems we can achieve a consensus on a certain set of tags this time without reading too much into things. Let's clean up sentence-related tags. I just came up with a few ideas, and I present them in separate meta posts so we could discuss each of them.

Proposal one: Let's synonymize to point to (Wikipedia entry for syntax).

is more general, more correct, and can replace more effectively where it should. After the synonymizing, people would still be able to tag their question as "sentence-construction", it's just that the tag name would show as syntax, so there isn't a "learner can't choose" argument here.

What do you think?

  • I can't vote on a synonym I created, lol. I forgot I had done that.
    – ColleenV
    Mar 16, 2016 at 21:26
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    @Colleen wait, I meant the other way around. I wanted "syntax" to be the master . . .
    – M.A.R.
    Mar 16, 2016 at 21:29
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    I meant syntax to be the master also. Did I mess up which was which? Yeah I think I did, but I can't suggest the synonym on syntax because I don't have the score for it
    – ColleenV
    Mar 16, 2016 at 21:30
  • @ColleenV: We'd need fully 1/4 of the users with 5+ score in that tag to get the synonym approved that way, I think. Mar 18, 2016 at 6:09

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So, we can't propose as a synonym of because it is much more commonly used. We'll have to figure out a different way to go about it if this is important to folks. In the meantime, I'm going to take this off the list because we can't complete it as proposed.

I think we have enough support to create this synonym, but it's been a while since we talked about it, so I'm going to feature this discussion for a week or so.

If you don't feel that we should make a synonym of so that when people enter , is what appears on the question please leave a comment or answer explaining why.


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