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Proposal for two tags: [intelligence-service] and [secret-service]

Summary I propose adding two tags: intelligence-service and secret-service. The intelligence-service tag complements the existing tags: espionage, surveillance, intelligence and counterintelligence, ...
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Adding and editing tags

This is a reminder about adding or editing tags. Don't use tags that are not about your question. Again, the point of tags here is to help sort your question into clear, specific categories. Don't ...
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Are there any strong objections to the creation of the neutrality tag?

On Which of the BBC's postwar "many versions of neutrality" are candidates for one which "meets the competing needs of Kyiv and Moscow"? I have added a new neutrality tag. ...
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Usage guidance for the [power] and [power-sharing] tags?

I've just added the power tag to How do you explain Canada's Trudeau's power-sharing agreement to a five-year-old (American)? Power sharing is an important and distinctive element of many (but ...
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Do we want a Russo-Ukrainian war tag?

Note: I am using the term Russo-Ukrainian war because that is the term used on Wikipedia. Seeing as how we have quite a few questions on the war, do we want a tag for it? Having the tag will make it ...
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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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When should a politician have their own tag?

I was looking at china questions and it looks like we have a fair number of questions about Xi Jinping but no xi-jinping tag. I was thinking about creating one. We also have a fair number of questions ...
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Should the [majority] and [supermajority] tags be "burninated"?

Should the majority and supermajority tags be "burninated"? majority (8 questions tagged; 877 questions using the term) supermajority (2 questions tagged; 26 questions using the term) ...
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Can we remove `fer` tag?

https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/fer Just 1 recent, -3 votes, closed, question. Fer has no explanation on its use. Doesn't seem an obvious acronym. What's best way to flag an ...
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Should a [wealth] tag be created?

A comment on an answer to the question: Are both [inequality] and [income-inequality] tags necessary? suggests the need for a wealth tag. We need to create tag wealth in addition to the existing tag ...
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What is the meaning/purpose of the [indicators] tag?

The main site has the indicators tag, but I can't seem to figure out what it means. It has no tag wiki, but there are 6 questions with the tag: a question talking about generosity in the world ...
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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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Suggestion for new tag of "Racial-Discrimination"

We already have a tag of "Racism" but dictionary definitions of this seem to vary and many/most place emphasis on motive and belief system. Some definitions appear to say that racial ...
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Suggestion for additional tags "Jersey" and "Guernsey"

Can we add tags for: Jersey Guernsey To be added to questions such as these How did United Kingdom responsibility for the defence of the British Channel Islands originate? Channel Islands Equivalence ...
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What is the point of [political-research]?

There is a political-research tag, and it has no tag wiki or excerpt. I have done a cursory glance at the tag and its questions, but can’t seem to understand what it means. What is the point of the ...
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Is [meek-single-transferable-vote] so distinct as to need a tag separate from [single-transferable-vote]?

Concerning the new tags meek-single-transferable-vote and strategic-voting. Currently the tag "tree" for "scoring votes" (as I see it) is: First-level Second-level Third-level ...
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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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Rename [voting-registration] to [voter-registration]

Please rename voting-registration to voter-registration. Voter registration is the more common and recognized term. Using Google search: Search terms Results "voter registration" -"...
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Rename the [25th-amendment] to the full [twenty-fifth-amendment]

Right now, there are 8 tags about specific amendments in the US constitution. All of those, except the 25th-amendment use the word, instead of the number. It would be more consistent to rename the tag ...
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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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Concerning the tag [conflict-of-interests]

The tag conflict-of-interests has an unnecessary and incorrect "s" at the end. Would a Mod please remove the final "s". The tag should be conflict-of-interest. The Tag Info is fine,...
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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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Are "has there ever been" questions always [history] questions?

Regarding questions for the history tag, are "has there ever been" questions always [history] questions? Currently, most questions do not use the tag. Tagged [history]: 9 (See the list) ...
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Searching tags, documentation error

In How do I find topics I'm interested in?, under Search tags, If you're looking for questions about multiple topics, you can also search by tags. Our site search recognizes tags enclosed in brackets ...
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Use of tags: [congress], [senate], and [house-of-representatives], for US questions

There are 78 questions tagged with house-of-representatives or senate which are also tagged congress. There are 26 questions tagged with house-of-representatives and senate. Five of those questions ...
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Should our faq questions be marked as CW?

On the main meta site and stack overflow meta, faq questions are normally marked CW. Should we do the same thing on Politics, or should we leave the faq questions as is? Note: the only change marking ...
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If the goal of [secession] is to gain [independence], is it necessary to have both tags?

There appears to be a significant misuse of the independence and secession tags. From the excerpt of the [independence] tag, it appears the tag should be used when the geographic area covers more than ...
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Should a tag be created for questions related to direct payments from a government for compensation, salary, wages, etc.?

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. ...
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Should more popular tags in the long term be used in the placeholder text?

I noticed that the tags placeholder text when writing a new question includes the tag donald-trump: Since Donald Trump is no longer the president of the USA, there are less new questions being posted ...
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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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What, if anything, should be done with the [corruption] tag information and questions?

Regarding the tag information for corruption, Corruption is where a government official acts in their own interests, often over the interests of their position or country. Use to discuss confirmed ...
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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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Request for a tag to be removed

The tag political is redundant and should be removed, considering the entire site is about politics. This tag simply encourages not being specific about the purpose of a question in the tags and ...
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Why is there a democratic-primary tag with 39 questions but until just now no republican-primary tag?

Why is there a democratic-primary tag with 39 questions but until just now1 no republican-primary tag? I'd created the latter for How did Alaska "change its primary system recently" and was ...
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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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Should the uyghurs tag be removed from all questions?

Recently, uyghurs was added for two questions: Why is China primarily targeting the Uyghurs with their internment camps? Could China's actions in Xinjiang be classified as genocide? and three ...
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What’s the appropriate tag to use for questions about political mottos or slogans?

I asked this question about the phrase "Don't tread on me" but I couldn’t find an appropriate tag such as “political motto or slogan, so I used history instead. Is there a more appropriate ...
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Should there be a tag for the 2020 US Presidential Election?

Should we create a tag to identify questions related to the 2020 Presidential General election, of which I assume we're likely to start seeing lots? Is it necessary to identify these kinds of ...
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Should US State specific tags exist?

Should we have tags for specific US States? We definitely have questions about state laws and politics, but I'd argue that having individual tags for each state is too localized. Here are some state ...
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Are bureaucracy and civil service synonyms?

If so, should tags bureaucracy and civil-service be merged?
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