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Should the and tags be "burninated"?

  • (8 questions tagged; 877 questions using the term)

  • (2 questions tagged; 26 questions using the term)

Both terms seem too general to be of value as tags. They may apply to elections and referenda, passage of legislation, composition of a legislature, demographics, etc., even "age of majority" and, in some cases, "majority" is the margin of the winner in an plurality election.

Whatever "majority" may be about is dependent on its context in the question. The same applies to "supermajority".

One question: How true is it that people vote for parties/people that benefit their stances most? Then does majority rule offer "best outcomes"?, uses as its only tag, but the question appears to be about, and may be sufficiently tagged as, and .

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  • supermajority seems to be a highly specific concept in legislative assemblies, constitutional amendments or or the like and a dedicated tag seems helpful to differentiate contexts where it is applicable. May 1 at 0:05
  • @ItalianPhilosophers4Monica - Following are counts and search terms: 26 is:q supermajority, 37 is:q vot* "two-thirds" -supermajority, 25 is:q vot* "2/3" -"two-thirds" -supermajority. Most questions that mention supermajority voting do not use the term. Though supermajority is a significant concept, the term, apparently, is not that important for most such questions. One other problem is the number of questions that have five tags. In those cases, a [supermajority] tag likely would be the least important tag and should not replace an existing tag.
    – Rick Smith
    May 1 at 2:28

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