Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

This tag is for questions about tag synonyms (how they work, who can create them) and for tag-synonym requests.

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Should the “writing” tag be changed to “written-english”?

So writing, which has the description For questions specifically related to written English., has been applied to many questions and very few of them are specifically focused on written English. It's ...
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Tags for “countable-nouns”, “uncountable-nouns” and “countability”

Is there something that should be done to unify the following tags, or is it intentional that they are separate this way? countable-nouns uncountable-nouns countability It seems that a typical ...
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Proposal: formal-language, informal-language, and offensive-language

Because no-one had strong feelings about this once taboo was removed, I went ahead and did it. I'm still on the fence about replacing formality with formal-language, so we can tackle that another time....
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Help with new “passive” tag

I keep this brief and to the point. Yesterday, I created a new tag distance-expression and only remembered to write a short description when I read this reminder: When you make a new tag, please ...
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What's the difference between [adjective-phrase] and [phrasal-adjective]?

What's the difference between adjective-phrase and phrasal-adjective? Should they be merged? Could we write some tag wiki/usage guidance to make any difference clearer?
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Could we make [grammaticality] a synonym of [grammar]?

I know we don't really like the grammar tag around here. The tag wiki says: This tag is for grammar questions, but only if you're not certain what other tag to use. If possible, tag as tense, verb, ...
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Proposal: Synonymize [syntax] and [sentence-construction]

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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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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Antonym synonym [duplicate]

antonym and opposite-word are suggesting the same thing. They should be merged.
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Can we please make “Genitive” a synonym of “Possessive”?

They are the same thing. There's no reason to have two tags. Tag genitive (17 questions) is significantly less-used than the tag possessive (104 questions), so it seems that possessive should be the ...
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Synonymize [negative] to point to [negation]

Should the negative tag be made a synonym of the negation master tag? negative has 33 questions, and negation has 118 questions. double-negation has 5 questions. Currently there is not a double-...
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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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We should make [off-topic] synonymous with [scope]

On our meta site, there are two different tags off-topic and scope. But actually off-topic is the synonyms under scope. Refer to MSO: Also done at U & L.
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Synonymize [mean] with [meaning]

mean has no wiki and no followers, and looks to be semantically identical to the far-better-established meaning. Unfortunately, I can't yet propose synonyms. Someone else able to do the job?
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Let's clean up tags

I was browsing through tags, and I noticed that it was very messy. Lot's of tags that are off-topic, lot's of tags that could be easily merged, and lot's of tags that don't make sense. Here is a list ...
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Tag merging academy

First of all, a discussion in chat has brought us these ideas that if there's a tag to be discussed about, why not a single post that covers all? Please comment on this post and let me know if such ...
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Combine tags [grammar] and [grammaticality] [duplicate]

I was looking through the tags, and came across grammar and grammaticality, and reading their wiki's I noticed they mean almost exactly the same thing. Based on my experience on other SE sites, I ...
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Singular tags to pluralize

Per Should we prefer plural in tags?, for consistency with EL&U and other StackExchange sites, I believe the consensus was to use plural tag names for countables. In practice, we have something of ...
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Synonymize tags [interrogative] and [questions]

The questions tag currently has 126 questions. Its description is: This tag is for inquiries about the grammar, and phrasing of questions. The interrogative tag has 18 questions. It currently ...
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I found a tag synonym

The toward and towards tags are synonyms. They mean the same thing, and basically are the same thing.
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Tag synonym found (I think)

I think these are tag synonyms: comparison difference They basically do the same thing, but not mean the same thing. You get the difference through comparison. I think they should be tag ...
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How to create a tag synonym?

I think I found a good tag synonym, so how should I create it? Do you have to be a mod to create it? Please tell me quick, since I might forget it.
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Duplicate tags [adjective] and [adjectives]

I just noticed from this question that we have both [adjective] and [adjectives]. This is strange because this question hints that [adjectives] can't have been created because of the prior existence ...
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Tag cluster: [grammar], [grammaticality], [grammaticality-in-context], [grammatical]

In my opinion, the tags clustered around grammar and grammaticality have gotten out of hand. All these tags: grammar, grammaticality, grammaticality-in-context, grammatical mean basically the same ...
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Shouldn't the “meaning-in-context” tag be merged with another tag?

One of the close reasons for off-topic questions is the following: Basic questions on spelling, meaning or pronunciation are off-topic as they should be answered using a dictionary. See: Policy for ...
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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 ...