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I've noticed we've gotten several questions about the shutdown of the United States government. I think these deserve their own tag, so I've added it. It's probably good to have a separate stream for this event.

  • Unless "shutdown" is an official term in the law, I would strongly recommend renaming the tag to a more accurate "slimdown". Federal government isn't "shut down", merely parts of it are. – user4012 Oct 5 '13 at 0:53
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    I don't care what the reality is - the media are going with shutdown. Tags aren't about what things should be, they are about what people actually say - no matter how inaccurate – Affable Geek Oct 5 '13 at 1:20
  • i can provide example of media using "slimdown", so I don't think THAT reason holds much water. – user4012 Oct 5 '13 at 1:39
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    If you want a synonym, go for it! – Affable Geek Oct 5 '13 at 2:48

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