Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

Us this tag to discuss creating or removing tag synonyms. A tag synonym makes two or more tags behave as one tag when tagging a question. It's most often used when a different term can mean the same thing (e.g. [united-nations] and [un]).

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Should a [term-limits] tag be created, or should that tag be made a synonym of [election-requirements]?

There are 29 questions that refer to "term limits" or "term limit"; some as a limitation on re-election. 20 questions "term limits" is:q 9 questions "term limit&...
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Are both [inequality] and [income-inequality] tags necessary?

The excerpt for inequality reads: Questions on economic, social, racial, gender and any other forms of political inequality, or political topics related to such inequalities. While the excerpt for ...
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Do [racism] and [antisemitism] add relevant information on top of [discrimination]?

There are quite a few posts running into the 5 tag limit, so removing irrelevant tags is always a benefit. On the other hand, useful tags are important, because they help people search up and ...
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Add a synonym for tag [rnc]

I have added the tag rnc. Would a Mod be so kind as to add the tag republican-national-committee as a synonym. This would be similar to the combination of dnc with democratic-national-committee as a ...
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Do we need [voters] and [electorate] as separate tags?

voters 7 remaining of 17 questions electorate 1 remaining of 6 questions Both tags: 0 remaining of 1 question List of all 8 remaining of 22 questions There are 89 questions that use "...
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Should [political-commentary] be made a synonym of [media]?

There are three questions tagged political-commentary. Is there any reason politicians don't talk about internal affairs while abroad? How should one address concerns to a parliamentary ...
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Should [gerrymandering] be made a synonym of [redistricting]?

According to Wikipedia, gerrymandering is the: practice intended to establish an arguably unfair political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating the boundaries of electoral ...
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About certain overlapping tags for [transportation]?

About certain overlapping tags for transportation? This list is: tag, question count, followed by excerpt. infrastructure 32 Use this tag in reference to the structures and systems that sustain large ...
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Execution plan for implementing the [local-autonomy] tag

Execution plan for implementing local-autonomy. 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 ...
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Follow up on previous question concerning the [money] tag

Following up on, Why do we have both a [money] and a [currency] tag?, there are currently 2 14 questions remaining that use the money tag. After these questions have been edited the [money] tag may be ...
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Better defining the [polling] and [public-opinion] tags

Following the discussion in Should [public-opinion] be made a synonym of [polling], or vice-versa (or neither)?, it seems like the best suggestion is to redefine polling to refer to the technical ...
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Should [public-opinion] be made a synonym of [polling], or vice-versa (or neither)?

The tags public-opinion (56 questions; no tag wiki) and polling (183 questions; "A sampling or collection of opinions on a subject, taken from either a selected or a random group of persons")...
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\[ranked-choice-voting] = synonym for \[voting-systems]?

I don't think there should be separate tags for each individual voting system
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Request to merge [election] and [presidential-election] tags

Any question about presidential-election would also be about election.The page on tag synonyms says. Also, this article on Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_election explains ...
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Keeping this tag is an in[justice]

There are 56 31 10 questions tagged with justice Most of the questions seem to be about law or crime or corruption where the asker seems to think that "Justice has not been done", and ...
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Why do we have both a [money] and a [currency] tag?

Looking through the tags on a new question, I noticed that we have both a "money" and a "currency" tag: money: 64 39 28 questions currency: 42 46 49 questions The usage information ...
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I'm [conflict]ed about these tags

I noticed that we have tags for: armed-conflict, conflict, and war. There was an earlier request to make armed-conflict a synonym of war which never went anywhere due to concerns that there were non-...
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What is the procedure to add description to a newly created tag?

After getting enough reps (I am not sure how much), one can create tags. Questions: What is the procedure to add small description to the tag? What is the procedure to make synonyms? Eg: EU and ...
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Make [race] a synonym of [demographics]

racism and race. They're not quite the same thing, but I'm seeing some tag confusion already. This question was tagged [race], when it needed to be tagged [racism]. Fixed it, but the remaining usages ...
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Are bureaucracy and civil service synonyms?

If so, should tags bureaucracy and civil-service be merged?
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Is there any difference in [history] and [political-history]?

While political history is on-topic we have two tags history - 108 questions Questions on the history of politics, political action and political debate, as well as historical political figures, ...
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Change the "lgbt" tag to "lgbt+" or "lgbtq+"

Currently, the lgbt tag isn't really as inclusive as it could be - particularly when other sites like IPS SE use the more inclusive lgbt+ tag I know this is hardly the biggest change in the world, ...
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Make [gdpr] and [general-data-protection-regulation] tag synonyms

general-data-protection-regulation has 6 questions and gdpr has 2. It's easy to retag one to the other manually, however, new questions are likely to create the other tag again. Therefore, I think it'...
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Make [judicial-branch] a tag synonym of [judiciary]

judiciary has 17 questions, judicial-branch has 36 questions. They are basically the same, so it makes sense to make one the synonym of the other.
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Make [welfare] a tag synonym of [social-welfare]

welfare has 9 questions, social-welfare has 24 questions. They are basically the same, so it makes sense to make one the synonym of the other. I suggest keeping social-welfare as the main tag because ...
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Make [dnc] a synonym of [democratic-party]

I noticed the dnc tag this morning. The Democratic National Committee is simply the governing body of the democratic-party. It does not need a separate tag, as the DNC is simply who sets the ...
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Make [trump] a synonym of [donald-trump]

I’ve come across a few questions that’s tagged with trump and I’ve retagged them with donald-trump. As such, can trump be made a synonym of donald-trump? (I have suggested this synonym at https://...
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Make [war] a synonym of [armed-conflict] [duplicate]

The tags war and armed-conflict are pretty much synonymous with each other (war being armed conflict between 2 or more states). Request: Can war be made a synonym of armed-conflict or vice versa?
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Make [eu] a synonym of [european-union]

In a political context eu is synonymous with the European Union (which uses european-union). Request: Can eu be made a synonym of european-union?
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Is there a practical difference between [electoral-system] and [voting-systems]?

electoral-system - 18 Qs, no excerpt voting-systems - 186 Qs with this excerpt For questions about rule systems for gathering and counting votes. Not for questions about country-specific rules but ...
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Synonyms for local-government tag

I was asking a new question about local-government but I'm new to the site and that wasn't the first term that came to mind. First I looked for tags like civic or municipal but found nothing at all. ...
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Less pejorative tag for "commie plot" questions?

One of the more paranoid cold war devices in the American rhetorical armamentarium is the accusation of a given reform being a "Communist Plot". This device has been so overused and successfully ...
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Merge [range-voting] and [score-voting]

I don't have the privileges to even suggest this synonym, apparently.
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Can we merge [islamic-state] and [isis]?

A user asked a question under isis, I know the only question under isis is [on hold] but I think we should still merge islamic-state and isis so that future users will be directed accordingly to the ...
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What is the difference between [president] and [presidential]?

There seem to be a presidential tag, in addition to the president tag. What are their differences and should presidential be made a synonym of president?
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Tag Rename: [Republic-of-Ireland] to [Ireland]

I'd like to discuss renaming the tag republic-of-ireland to ireland. As provided for in Article 4 of the Constitution of Ireland (Bunreacht na hÉireann). To quote: The name of the State is Éire, or,...
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Make [global-warming] a synonym of [climate-change]

climate-change global-warming I'm not sure we need two different tags. Most everyone uses the verbiage climate change and not global warming nowadays (at least in politics). I'm not sure there's a ...
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Use [united-kingdom] instead of [uk]?

We currently have uk, united-states, united-nations and european-union as the master tags. All of these are non-abbreviated, except for uk. Shouldn't uk be a synonym of united-kingdom instead of the ...
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UN or United-Nations?

We currently have a un and a united-nations. Overall, I think that united-nations is clearer, but UN has a wiki excerpt and more questions and followers. There are only three questions that are ...
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Merge [tag:britain] and [tag:uk]

britain is not quite the same as the uk. For example, on Wikipedia, see Terminology of the British Isles, Glossary of names for the British, and British Isles naming dispute. Although some ...
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Merge [tag:uk] and [tag:united-kingdom]

There is a frequently used tag uk. I think this would be better called united-kingdom, considering that for other countries, we also use the full name rather than a two-letter abbreviation. uk can ...
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Duplicate tags: russia and russian-federation

Despite of the growing interest caused by their plans of breaking a global war against the entire world, I think the country does not deserve two tags russia and russian-federation. Suggesting to keep ...
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What are the best tags for questions on gender and/or sexuality?

A comment on this question asks whether the lgbt tag is appropriate. I think it is, since the T is usually held to stand for "transgender", but the comment brings another question to mind. The ...
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Tag Synonymns to merge

Please post in this question all tag synonyms which you think should be combined. Having too many ways to refer to a given topic is just confusing, and it fragments things.
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