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Each of these questions, in some way, relates to payments made by a government to individuals elected or appointed to, or employed by, a government, as compensation in terms of salary, wages, etc.

Given there are at least 0 22 questions, should a tag be created for this type of question? And, if so, what should placed in the tag excerpt?

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  • Does the existing [income] tag work? Or is that not a good fit because it's also used for general political questions about salaries for non-government employees?
    – JJJ Mod
    Aug 7 at 19:09
  • @JJJ - I am not adamantly opposed to using [income], however, like [basic-income] and [social security], there seems to be more politics to it than mere income.
    – Rick Smith
    Aug 7 at 19:20
  • Yea, I'm not sure either. For example, it's often okay to mix tags to mean something specific, like mixing [income] and [tax] to ask about income tax (rather than a new [income-tax]). On the other hand, we do have [presidential-election] because it's such a popular combo. If there are many questions about it then I think it help to have a dedicated tag so the questions can be found more easily and to leave room for other tags on those questions. Feel free to self-answer if you have a good idea about phrasing such a combined tag, maybe [government-salaries] and [public-salaries] as a synonym?
    – JJJ Mod
    Aug 7 at 19:26
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One option would be to make a dedicated tag for this. I'm not sure if there's one description that captures it all because you probably want to capture government salaries as well as compensation from other publicly funded institutions.

I'd suggest as the main tag with the following synonyms:

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    I like it. When adding tags to a question, typing any of "gov", "sal" or "comp" should should make the tag or synonym visible. However, with "sal" both "salaries" tags would show, if I understand correctly how it works. I would opt for using the [government-salaries] as a lone synonym rather than [public-sector-salaries]. Presenting two tag synonyms that mean the same thing could be confusing.
    – Rick Smith
    Aug 8 at 0:14
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    @RickSmith Even with these overlapping tags, only the main tag shows up with the synonym(s) below in the tag description. For example, when you type stoc, the [money-supply] tag shows up like this.
    – JJJ Mod
    Aug 8 at 0:17
  • These synonyms are now active.
    – JJJ Mod
    Aug 17 at 17:15

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