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Questions tagged [tags]

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.

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What to do with [untagged] questions that are off topic?

So as far as I know the untagged tag is automatically added to migrated questions as they have no tags. If this tag is left on a question I could be confusing. When I was searching the tag I found a ...
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Why didn't [word-family] tag exist before?

The tag word-family hasn't existed before. As I think it knowing it is important for a learner, I wonder if there is a specific reason that it didn't exist. It even has its own Wikipedia page.
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What about a “linguistics” tag to ask the point of view of the linguistics on an English rule?

I would like to ask for "linguistics" tag, because sometimes we need the linguistics point of view on English rules, the question is not for the Linguistics SE, because it's specifically about English ...
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How exactly can I earn the Organizer badge?

I'm sorry for asking again, but I have no choice. I tried to ask in chat, but it did not help. I do not know how to earn Organizer badge. I understand I must do something with tags. I tried to add, ...
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Tag Clean-up Proposals

This question is to get help from the community when you come across a tag that needs reworking. Post an answer with the tags in question and what you think should be done to fix them up. If it ...
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What to do with aspect and tense tags?

I have compiled a list of tags and our possible future decisions about them, which may be subject to change. The primary objective is to decide the fate of tags tagged with "maybe". Among those tags ...
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Rename 'hyphens' tag to 'dash'/'dashes' (or add 'dashes' tag)?

We currently have a hyphens tag with 54 questions. Some of these questions are not about hyphens but about other types of dashes, i.e. the en dash and (sometimes) the em dash. Which of the following ...
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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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Proposal: register, formal-register and informal-register tags to replace formality, formal and informal-english

(OK, I'm going to close this out for what I think is a better proposal. I'm going to leave this here if anyone wants to discuss register) In What is the difference between the "formality" ...
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Consolidated grammar tag discussions and a clean-up proposal

I've set up an Editor's Lounge chat room to co-ordinate any tag cleaning events or for our editors to just hang out and share the tricks of the trade. We have fixed more than 332 questions tagged ...
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Retag “phrase” as “phrases”

Since we are already using sentences, the questions using phrase should be retagged phrases. It doesn't make sense to use the plural in a case, and the singular in the other one.
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Should not “passive-voice” and “passive” be merged?

There are 46 questions using passive and more than 300 questions using passive-voice. Should not the tags be merged? I would make passive-voice the main tags, and passive its synonym.
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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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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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Do we want word-s or sentence-s in our tags?

I'm thinking of organizing something big. This is the last match, and I'd try my hardest to finally beat tags. This post might be the first of the many to come. We need to know what we want our tags ...
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For some odd reason we have an “english” tag… Should we request that it be blacklisted?

Not sure why english isn't blacklisted. It's only on about eight questions right now because it looks like it was recreated about a month ago but I don't think it's needed for anything. Is there a ...
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Can we make the “learning” tag a more useful tag?

There are 58 questions that are actually using learning, which puzzles me a bit. Is the tag even useful? If it says something, it tells me users are asking a question because they are learning ...
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Proposal: Begone with [difference]

Proposal three: Blacklist or at least remove difference. Does difference make a difference? It fits the perfect description of a meta tag. It describes the type of the question, not its content. It ...
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If I have editing powers, can I/should I go on an editing spree to remove a tag?

I was looking through some old meta posts, mostly about tags, and I found this post. I originally thought: Hey, I can fix this! There are only 7 tags, and I have editing power, so I can get rid of ...
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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: 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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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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Is This Tag Useful? Episode 2 — The Twins (usage and meaning)

The argument for getting rid of these tags is going to be much more straightforward. We have tags like phrase-meaning, meaning-in-context, sentence-meaning etc. just like we have the likes of word-...
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Should we separate the aspects and tenses in tags?

Taking a look at tags, we have perfect-aspect and past-tense (hell, we have past too, probably created by mistake) and we also have present-perfect and past-perfect. On one hand, classifying tenses ...
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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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Poll: Retag questions with the “grammar” tag, or not?

We've discussed this issue finely in Is This Tag Useful? Episode 1 - The Big Boss (grammar) and A proposed solution to the "grammar" dilemma -- Please contribute your answers to the "...
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What if we write a glossary post for linguistic terms we use in tags?

Last time it became evident to everyone that a big problem in choosing what tags and tag names to use is that linguistic terminology is incomprehensible for a lot of ELLs while simple and ...
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Tag name for “speech used by/understood by young children”?

I think it would be useful to have a tag for speech that is meant to be used when talking to young children. For example, "How to tell a child that he did something wrong" could benefit from such a ...
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Stop giving [untagged] useless usage guidance

I've noticed a particular user* suggesting edits (of approximately the same content every time, asking users to refrain from tagging with it and explaining the purpose) to the untagged wiki and usage ...
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What do we want our tags to be?

I'm hard-pressed trying to find out what we really want our tags to be. Do we want them to make our search easier? Do we want to summarize our question with them, although this is explicitly ...
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When should we hold The Retagging Event?

We're going to hold a chat event (Similar to TCE) to retag almost all of the grammar questions. Are you going to help? What day of the week and at what time are you willing to help us? Personally I'd ...
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Reviewing review queues -feature request

One of the jobs that civic minded members are encouraged to do here is to vote on whether certain questions should be closed, need further work, or should remain open. This is only after one has ...
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A proposed solution to the “grammar” dilemma — Please contribute your answers to the “what is grammar” post

This is the follow-up of Is This Tag Useful? Episode 1 - The Big Boss (grammar). (i.e. intended to be the community decision on the matter, if people agree with the sentiments of this meta post) TL;...
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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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Would tags by century aid language websites?

This comment motivates the following. Tagging grammar questions temporally (by centuries) aids users in finding the temporal period desired. For example, English grammar has certainly changed.
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The problem with tags

The aim of Stackexchange of trying to deliver good answers to grammar questions is excellent, but nevertheless Stackexchange has still a lot to do. I have just read the post "Why is present perfect ...
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Can we please remove the tag 'word'?

I have seen a lot of questions recently with the tag word. The tag wiki unhelpfully states that this tag is: For questions related to words. I think we have two options. Add this tag to every ...
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why is there no tag “verb construction”?

I'm referring to the post "refer the letter x refer to the letter" The tags are of the vaguest kind: grammar word-usage sentence-construction phrase-usage. I suggest to remove all these vague tags ...
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Let's merge [passive-voice] and [active-voice] into a new tag, [passive-active]

We have two tags for grammatical voice: passive-voice active-voice And we have exactly 18 questions tagged with the latter. But every single active voice question also mentions the passive voice! ...
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Do we need translation from other languages tags?

It's recently been pointed out that we have a french tag. I guess there are two questions here: Do we want a tag for "finding the right translation in English for a very specific idiom/phrase in ...
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What should we do with off-topic tags

We've got a bunch of tags that are off-topic for this site. seinfeld (6 questions, all from one user) I don't think this has anything to do with English. You could say a question that came from ...
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Should we delete “Word tags”?

Single word tags I don't think we need a tag for individual English words. I see eight right now. assomeanuntiltoowhosuchneither (If you find any others, feel free to add them to this list.) I ...
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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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What is the [question-tag] tag for?

I found a tag called "question-tag". I don't know what it's used for. The only question that uses it is this. I think it should be deleted.
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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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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 ...