Execution plan for implementing . See, If the goal of [secession] is to gain [independence], is it necessary to have both tags?

To allow time for objections to be made, I will make no changes until September 6, 2021.

After the changes, will have 6 questions.

Other questions, currently tagged , will either be dropped (7) or changed to (57). Some questions tagged will either be re-tagged as or have the tag added.

In the course of my review, I found

  • some questions have tags that are not related to the question, only mere reference in the question, those are marked "incidental reference" and should be removed;

  • several questions that could use other tags, those are noted, below;

  • (Unrelated to the implementation, a tag for Somaliland will be added with 3 questions getting the tag.)

  1. Remove tags (Clean-up)

a. Duplicates: and

b. Unrelated to tag usage

  1. Change excerpt for

Questions about the withdrawal of a group from a larger entity, especially a political entity. Use with a country or other tag to identify the entity. For question about "local independence" use [local-autonomy], instead.

  1. Establish the tag.

Questions about actions or movements that promote a greater degree of self-government within a country or political subdivision, or whether an area is independent. Use with a country tag. When the question is about full independence from a country, use the [secession] tag, instead.

  1. Posts selected for the new tag, replacing .

  1. Add tags (Additional tags discovered during review)

  1. Retag (Other tag changes discovered during review)

  1. Create synonyms

  1. Additional changes for an added tag.

Questions about the Republic of Somaliland, an unrecognised sovereign state internationally considered to be part of Somalia.

Add tags

  • Typical of "incidental reference" is that an example is given regarding some country. This is followed by a question regarding the example. If changing the example to a different country would change a country tag, the country and its tag are "incidental" to the question.
    – Rick Smith
    Sep 1, 2021 at 16:46
  • Which time zone are you using to determine September 6th? Sep 1, 2021 at 22:42
  • @EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica - The first change should be made about 2021-09-06T20:00Z, if things are not very busy. After that, changes will be made 2 - 3 per day to keep from seemingly monopolizing the "Top Questions". About 10 - 15 days total depending on other questions.
    – Rick Smith
    Sep 1, 2021 at 22:59


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