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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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What about a "linguistics" tag to ask the point of view of the linguistics on an English rule?

Asking for the "linguistics point of view" is ultimately pretty meaningless; there isn't a linguistics point of view but scores of them: traditional, structuralist, generative, transformational, ...
StoneyB on hiatus's user avatar
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Can we make the "learning" tag a more useful tag?

In response to both the question and @DamkerngT.'s comment: I was given a great reminder a few weeks ago by a mod on another SE site: just because your question is on-topic on another site, that ...
WendiKidd's user avatar
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When would I be able to create a tag? Is there a reputation requirement?

You can create tags since you have (way) more than 300 reputation. The question is: should you? This is what the help center says: When should I create new tags? Most common tags already exist on a ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Why do some tags have 'tag badges' while others don't?

Well spotted! The difference between the tags is that some have 100 or more questions and others don't. Tag badges are only awarded for tags with at least 100 questions; see the FAQ on Meta Stack ...
Glorfindel'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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If I have editing powers, can I/should I go on an editing spree to remove a tag?

I think you should, but I'm only saying that because I've done it myself :) Fewer, more meaningful tags is good for the site. If only 7 questions have been asked for a tag that's been around a while, ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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How exactly can I earn the Organizer badge?

From the canonical, site-wide FAQ listing all the badges and how to earn them: Organizer bronze; awarded once Retag a question asked by another user (not your own question) Please ...
Dan Bron's user avatar
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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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For some odd reason we have an "english" tag... Should we request that it be blacklisted?

Not sure I trust the opinion of this "Catija" person, but since snailcar has vetted the request... I've conceded and marked the tag as "intrinsic" to the site: it won't block inbound migrations, but ...
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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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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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What to do with aspect and tense tags?

I have been thinking about this and trying to come up with some way to rearrange these tags and honestly I don't think this is a good place to start with the clean-up. Each of these tags when applied ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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Should the "writing" tag be changed to "written-english"?

Up-vote this answer if you think the writing tag should be left alone and we should just remove it from the questions that aren't focused on written English. Leave writing alone
ColleenV's user avatar
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Rename 'hyphens' tag to 'dash'/'dashes' (or add 'dashes' tag)?

I like your idea of 2 nominal tags hyphens dashes but make them point to the same queue, since learners are likely to know one word but not the other, or think that "hyphen" is a generic term like "...
MMacD's user avatar
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Proposal: register, formal-register and informal-register tags to replace formality, formal and informal-english

The term REGISTER is often misused by inexperienced teachers of English to denote what is more properly termed as formal or informal style. Register does not primarily concern formality or informality,...
Araucaria - Not here any more.'s user avatar
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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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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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

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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What is the [usage] tag for?

So we now have even more questions tagged with usage - I think we should at least provide a usage guidance excerpt for it, but I'm unsure what it should say. Looking over the question list, the ...
ColleenV'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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3 votes
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What to do with [untagged] questions that are off topic?

All questions need to have at least one tag; edits can never leave a question with zero tags. untagged is automatically created when necessary when a system action would otherwise leave zero tags, ...
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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

Should the "writing" tag be changed to "written-english"?

Up-vote this answer if you think the writing tag should be replaced with written-english and a synonym added. Replace writing with written-english
ColleenV's user avatar
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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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