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Let's rewrite the “Proofreading” close reason

It's been discussed that the proofreading close reason is overused: Stop throwing "Proofreading" close reason at questions that are clearly limited to a single point of concern As part of ...
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5answers
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Is This Tag Useful? Episode 1 - The Big Boss (grammar)

I guess one of the best ways to get your message across is putting a TL;DR in the beginning. If you agree with the sentiments of the TL;DR the rest might not be necessary to read but if grammar has ...
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5answers
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Pretentious writing tag

Why do we have pretentious-writing? Should we delete it? I can’t think of a constructive use of it. I vote for removal.
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Custom off-topic reasons community wiki thread

Edit One more tickle to see if we can move forward. I was hoping suggesting a strawman for the wording of the expanded off-topic reasons would be helpful, but maybe it wasn't a good idea for this ...
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3answers
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Proposal: delete tags “meaning” and “word-meaning”

This is the description of the tag meaning: This tag is for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about what a word means. If the question is about the meaning of a word that can't be ...
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2answers
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Should we prefer plural in tags?

Earlier today I tried to tag a question "nouns", and the system wouldn't let me, saying that the tag noun already existed. Just a minute ago, I wanted to tag another question "adjectives", same ...
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2answers
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Abolish off-topic tags [etymology] and [resources]

There are about 20 questions tagged etymology, and 8 questions tagged resources. Both are clearly off-topic according to the Help Center. Of the existing questions, they are either improperly tagged,...
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1answer
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What does it take to have consensus?

Meta is an odd beast. Admittedly, I still don't understand parts of it. Typically, requests the community can respond to get the required attention. They get decided upon, and acted upon. Requests ...
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2answers
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Proposal: tags for professional/specialty jargons

From time to time we get a question that hinges on what is a term-of-art for some profession or craft. For instance, right now we have this fine question concerning an odd turn of phrase in medical ...
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2answers
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Is the tag word-difference useful since we already have the tag difference?

I saw that we have both word-difference and difference. Is word-difference useful since we already have difference?
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1answer
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Which way should [speech] and [spoken-english] be merged?

There are two tags for the same concept, "English as spoken out loud": speech (50 questions) and spoken-english (28). Neither has any followers. Normally, of course, it's best to do the least amount ...
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1answer
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Synonymize [opposite-word] to point to [antonyms]

Should the opposite-word tag be made a synonym of the antonyms master tag? opposite-word has 9 questions, and antonyms has 35 questions.
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1answer
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When should the “sentences” tag be used?

sentences has the following tag wiki: A sentence is a set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing a subject and predicate. I notice the tag is being used in questions that: Ask ...
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1answer
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Proposal: Blacklist [sentences]

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 ...
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Should we not use “verbs” instead of “verb”?

Our tags are normally using the plural, especially when they are about a grammatical category. articles adverbs adjectives modal-verbs Since the last is not modal-verb, should not we also use verbs ...

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