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Proposal: delete tags "meaning" and "word-meaning"

These tags are members of the pool of tags that no one really likes very much, but we also don't quite know how to replace them. I've never been fond of meaning; I think meaning-in-context is valid ...
WendiKidd's user avatar
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Proposal: Synonymize [syntax] and [sentence-construction]

So, we can't propose sentence-construction as a synonym of syntax 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 ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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5 votes
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The tag “confusing” should be deleted

I removed the tag confusing (which means it will soon be removed from the system entirely) but did not add confusable, which I've never heard used for words that are not similar in either spelling or ...
Laurel's user avatar
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4 votes

Tag Clean-up Proposals

We have 31 questions tagged with continuous and we should replace that tag with tags that have descriptions, like present-continuous, past-continuous, perfect-continuous, or progressive-aspect. ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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4 votes

Tag Clean-up Proposals

We have quite a few questions about parallel clauses in sentences and so far I've found two tags on them, both without guidance: parallelism x48 and parallel x5. I would like some feedback on my ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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3 votes
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Tags for “countable-nouns”, “uncountable-nouns” and “countability”

There is a lot of overlap, probably in part because two of those tags don’t have any usage guidance. My opinion is that questions about whether something is uncountable or countable would be tagged ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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3 votes

Tag Clean-up Proposals

Whenever I see a question about . . . questions, I don't know which of these tags to use, depending on the question: questions "This tag is for inquiries about the grammar and phrasing of questions. (...
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3 votes
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Proposal: Blacklist [sentences]

The tag has been destroyed - if it pops up again now that we're out of beta and it takes more reputation to make a new tag, we will blacklist it. This proposal has been up-voted enough that I think ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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3 votes

Consolidated grammar tag discussions and a clean-up proposal

I'm finding repeating offenders, users who have posted dozens of questions using only the grammar tag. One such user is @joe-kim He has 53 questions that are only tagged "grammar" Anyone fancy ...
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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Is This Tag Useful? Episode 1 - The Big Boss (grammar)

What exactly has ELL decided to do with the grammar tag? Part 2 I'm not at all clear what has been decided on the grammar tag. Is it to be abolished? Is it just to be tolerated, like an embarrassing ...
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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Is the tag word-difference useful since we already have the tag difference?

It looks like there isn't enough interest in the merge to do it or kill it, so we'll just keep things the way they are. The tag difference is used three times more than word-difference. In my opinion,...
ColleenV's user avatar
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2 votes

Is the tag word-difference useful since we already have the tag difference?

Actually, to me it seems that difference is too broad to be useful; I am not sure word-difference is useful too. At least the latter seems to suggest it applies to words, but in both the cases, they ...
apaderno's user avatar
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Proposal: delete tags "meaning" and "word-meaning"

So, it turns out these meaning tags have a bunch of questions associated with them and a number of followers. I would like to start by merging meaning into meaning-in-context. I think we only need ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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1 vote

Tag Clean-up Proposals

I totally agree. The worst thing is that some questions are assigned an incorrect tag. If the site is intended to guide students in the learning of the language, assigning the tag "Conjunctions" to a ...
Gustavson's user avatar
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Proposal: Begone with [difference]

To me, it seems a too broad tag to be useful in any way; knowing that the question is about a not well defined difference is not much helpful to categorize the question, nor for the users who answer ...
apaderno's user avatar
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1 vote

Could we make [grammaticality] a synonym of [grammar]?

In a site for a language learners, it is probable users are using grammar when asking about the grammaticality of a phrase; if they were interested in the syntax of a phrase, they would use syntax, ...
apaderno's user avatar
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