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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 ...
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Poll: Retag questions with the "grammar" tag, or not?

Remove grammar from most questions and let it remain on one/few 1 question(s) only. 1: I have been asked to clarify what is meant by "few". We would only leave the tag on questions that are ...
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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, ...
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Should we separate the aspects and tenses in tags?

I don't object too strenuously to past-tense and present-tense; though in my universe these aren't tenses but forms, there's a lot to be said for keeping the lines of communication open between the ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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Would tags by century aid language websites?

I don't consider it useful to specify a particular century on ELL, for maybe two reasons. The development of language is not usefully divided precisely by century lines. Rather, certain parts of it ...
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A proposed solution to the "grammar" dilemma -- Please contribute your answers to the "what is grammar" post

Grammar is a misunderstood tag. Currently, the tag wiki on this site 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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A proposed solution to the "grammar" dilemma -- Please contribute your answers to the "what is grammar" post

Yes, "grammar" is a pretty vague tag to use on a site that's mostly about grammar. But I don't see where you are suggesting a viable alternative. You mention that it would be more accurate or ...
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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 ...
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Is This Tag Useful? Episode 1 - The Big Boss (grammar)

The tag is indeed useful. There are many questions that ask for 'grammar' and not anything else. It's true that we have many sub-tags that further classify 'grammar' but that is fine. That is fine ...
Maulik V's user avatar
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Reviewing review queues -feature request

Filter by tag to include only [grammar] and [pronunciation] questions in the queue. (Assuming questions are tagged appropriately, of course, but that's another story.) You can also filter by close-...
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What should we put in [writing]?

I would support the change to written-english, because there is far less room for (mis)interpretation. If this change gets significant support from the community (read: some upvotes and no strong ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A proposed solution to the "grammar" dilemma -- Please contribute your answers to the "what is grammar" post

This is in reply to both this page, and Is This Tag Useful? Episode 1 - The Big Boss (grammar) As noted, if grammar has been used so often that it is not useful as a filter, then blacklist its use as ...
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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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The problem with tags

First, let's see why we have tags: Tags are for sorting your question into specific, well-defined categories Tags are used in searching. They are used for (weak) statistics. Some people ...
M.A.R.'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,...
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