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Can we get rid of the "baltic-states" tag?

This is a Russo-centric and, what's worse, Soviet-centric designation of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. The 3 countries always considered themselves as having been occupied by the Soviet Union. They ...
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Is "blood libel" too provocative a tag for the main site?

There is a number of questions on the main site which get a fairly poor reception because they essentially ask whether there is good solid evidence for a commonly made accusation of one sort of ...
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Should we Burninate 2023-israel-hamas-war?

As of right now the tag 2023-israel-hamas-war has been used 130 times on the main site. I think this tag shouldn’t exist for the same reasons that the russo-ukraine war tag shouldn’t exist, which is ...
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Does/Should [election-requirements] include appointed offices?

On the main site there is a question about requirements to become Prime Minister of India. I've added the tag election-requirements but I am increasingly unsure about that edit. On the one hand, the ...
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When is a question about food and should use the [food] tag?

Currently, there are 170 questions containing "food", but only 5 are tagged food, suggesting that adding tags to more of those questions may simplify searching for related questions. The ...
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How to link to a meta-tag on meta?

Something like discussion links to the (non-existing) main site tag. Is there a syntax for linking to the meta-tags?
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Retagging and burnination plan for the [social-politics] tag

This is based on the previous Meta question: What is the tag "social-politics" about? I have reviewed 35 questions for retagging. Tag changes are noted with a "+" or "-" ...
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Burninate "ukraineaid" tag?

Should we burninate the tag ukraineaid? It is currently applied to only 1 (one) question: Has the west debated the pros and cons of funding Ukraine war aid with the Russian funds they have ...
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Most questions under maritime-law are probably mistagged?

maritime-law is about "laws governing private maritime disputes [...] Not to be confused with the Law of the Sea [...]". Yet most questions here tagged with maritime-law are about some ...
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What should be done with the [twitter] tag?

The are two questions using the twitter tag. With the rebranding of Twitter to X, what should be done to the twitter? While renaming the tag is a possibility, X, nee Twitter, is also a social-media ...
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Should a [military-spending] tag be created?

Recently, a question was asked that added a military-spending tag. I changed the tag because I felt that the addition of such a tag should be discussed here, on Meta, due to the number of questions ...
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No [westminster] is better than a bad [westminster]?

The westminster has only 8 questions but they seem to cover different topics. Few are about the Westminster system of government: Is regular Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) something unique to ...
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Tag guidance for using [icc] vs [international-court]?

I noticed the icc and international-court are used somewhat interchangeably on recent questions about the ICC warrant for President Putin. I wonder what the tag guidance should be so these tags are ...
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Should the [bri] be burninated

A newbri tag was recently added to 8 questions and it appears to be about a "Belt and Road Initiative" in China. Personally I am of the mind that this tag is very unclear as to what it means ...
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How to tag questions about electoral colleges that are not in the USA?

The electoral-college tag wiki says: In the United States, the President is not elected directly by popular vote, but by electors chosen by each state, which can sometimes produce a different outcome ...
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Should an [employment-policy] tag be created?

A tag, labour-policies, was added recently through this question (currently closed). In researching what may be done with the tag, I discovered the following: Existing two-part tags use the singular &...
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How do I delete the tag disaster-management? [duplicate]

As I have been correctly pointed out that an existing tag was sufficient for one of my questions here, I have edited the question to add infrastructure and removed disaster-management. I am thinking ...
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Correct description of tags

Few days ago, I created a tag disaster-management. I added excerpt and details. Following which a learned user of our community rejected, while two other users accepted the edit. It is live now. It is ...
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Should there be a separate tag for leadership elections or should they be merged with the primaries tag?

I saw there are quite a few questions about Conservative Party leadership elections. These are elections in which party members choose their party leader. A few existing tags come to mind, but they ...
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Is the [minorities] tag correctly annotated?

Coming from this question, where [minorities] was removed, incorrectly in my view. But then looking at the tag's definition, maybe the removal was justified, because minorities is defined in too ...
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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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