Questions tagged [tags]

Discussions related to creating, using, or removing tags.

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How should the [social-security] and related tags be used?

Background This question is somewhat related to (perhaps broader than) my previous Make [welfare] a tag synonym of [social-welfare]. It may also be related to the pensions tag. In this case, the ...
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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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Confusion with tag [Cyprus]

cyprus seems ambiguous as it's not clear if it refers to the Republic of Cyprus (a country that's a member of the European Union) or Northern Cyprus a state that consists of the northern part of ...
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Make [judicial-branch] a tag synonym of [judiciary]

judiciary has 13 questions, judicial-branch has 29 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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Should we encourage 'explain in very simple terms' questions?

Questions explaining a subject in simple terms The title may be a bit ambiguous, but I recently came across the following questions: How to explain the E.U. to a 5 year-old How to explain ...
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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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Merge [public-pensions] and [private-pensions] into [pensions]

Both existing tags have few questions associated with them yet there is no tag for pensions in general. Given that it is difficult to distinguish between the two in some countries* it might be better ...
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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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Is there a practical difference between [electoral-system] and [voting-systems]?

electoral-system - 10 Qs, no excerpt voting-systems - 132 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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Merge [free-trade] and [trade]

I think we should merge the free-trade and trade tags. The degree to which trade is "free trade" and who benefits from "free" trade is a big part of what discussions of trade are about. There might be ...
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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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Confusion with tag “Georgia”

As you know there are two Georgias: a state in USA and country. Consequently, the tag "Georgia" is used for both: https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/georgia I suggest changing one ...
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Change definition of [abortion] tag?

Currently the abortion tag is defined as follows: Abortion is a quasi-medical procedure in which a physician terminates a woman's pregnancy. It is a contentious political issue in many ...
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Do we need [measurement]?

I recently noticed [this question] using measurement. Should we burninate this tag? Although measurement is a fundamental concept of all sciences (including political science), it doesn't seem to be ...
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Merge [tag:legislation] and [tag:legislative-process]

We have the two tags legislation and legislative-process, which have very similar excerpts and IMHO discuss the same thing: legislative-process (61 questions): Questions about the processes to ...
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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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What tag should I use for these questions about political organization?

I've recently posted somequestions about political organizations: In U.S. local politics, what is the relationship between a campaign and a party? Where do local political parties get their revenues? ...
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Rename [presidency-term] to [presidential-term]

We have presidency-term, but It's poor English (writers use presidential term) It isn't in line with other similar tags (i.e. presidential-election)
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Can you, please, remove Carpetsmoker's ability to deface questions?

Carpetsmoker is causing raucous by removing tags that authors put on their questions and substituting his opinions for the intents of the authors. So far he's managed to convince a moderator to ...
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Tag deleted against authors wishes, question edited in order to justify tag deletion

I asked this question: Why is Poland's proposed Holocaust speech law so controversial? And tagged it "israel" and "poland", because the main controversy is between Poland and Israel. I even ...
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Request for Tag: Personal-Identification

I Request for the tag "Personal-Identification" It would include topics related to ID, like Passport, Residency permit, drivers' License, National Identity card/number, etc.
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Why is there a “right-wing” tag but no “left-wing” tag?

There is a right-wing tag but no left-wing tag. Why is this? Do we need to do something about this?
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How should we define [statehood]?

statehood I've seen this used for both United States statehood (i.e. Puerto Rico) General statehood (i.e. ISIS) I'm thinking that statehood is being confused with sovereignty in usage #2. Should ...
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Can we remove the Napoleon tag?

I can't see any reason the napoleon tag would ever be relevant on this site, most questions related to Napoleon would most likely be better fit on History.SE anyway.
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Does debt-ceiling really need its own tag?

Does debt-ceiling really need its own tag? Wouldn't any questions relevant to that just come under debt anyway?
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Do tag wiki excerpts need to start with “Questions related to”?

I have seen quite a few tag wiki excerpts in the edit queue that start with "Questions related to". Do we really need this sentence? Isn't it redundant? It describes a tag of a question, isn't it ...
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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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Do we want a homework tag?

I created an ad hoc homework tag for What role does UNESCO play in India? . However, I'm not sure if this is a kind of tag we want to preserve. Tags are generally for filtering questions, and I'm ...
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Make le tag [presidential-election] specific again? Oui? Non?

The tag presidential-election has been used for both the US 2016 presidential election and the 2017 French presidential election. I find this not only ambiguous, but worse still, I find it confusing, ...
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Can we add a tag for Universal Basic Income?

I'm seeing more and more questions relating to the UBI on here, including one from myself, and there is not yet a tag for it as a topic. I think it would prevent inaccurate tags to allow people a ...
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What tag should be used for [bureaucracy]?

A question of mine was recently migrated from the Christianity SE, and I joined Politics to be able to fully follow it. In the migration, it lost its tags. (You guys don't seem to discuss [non-...
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All these taxes tags are taxing

There's tax, taxation, and taxes. I don't see how these are any different? They should be merged.
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Four tags for economics is not very economic

There are currently four tags for economics: economy economics economic-policy intl-political-economy Right now there are no real tag descriptions to differentiate. It seems to me that they're all ...
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What does supreme-court refer to?

There is no tag excerpt or wiki for supreme-court, and as I see it, it can either be: The Supreme Court of the United States. The highest court in any given country (i.e. any of these). Looking ...
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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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What to do when there's a problem with a tag?

Not really a question as such but I don't seem to have the reputation here to do something about this tag that seems to have resulted from a typo. propagando It showed up when I was searching for ...
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Usage guidance for the tag “President”

The currently most used tag without a tag usage guidance is president (100 questions). Many countries in the world have a president. But after looking at a few of the questions tagged with it, I ...
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“daesh” and not “islamic state”

Here, I asked a question with tag "Daesh". Philipp changed the tag to "islamic-state". He says in the comment "When you feel that the tag should be called "daesh" and not "islamic state", please ...
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Can we create a tag about hypothetical scenarios about things that didn't happen?

I know that SE's rules always talk about use facts, academic papers, valid data and to speak with events that happened. But since I'm seeing lot of people talking about (try to talk more specifically) ...
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Clarifying tags election, voting, and president

Considering the raising interest towards ongoing presidential elections in the USA, I'd like to clarify using election, voting, and probably president and voting-systems tags. The last two, in my ...
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Rename [Hillary] to [Hillary-Clinton]

Someone created the hillary tag, most likely for Hillary Clinton. The tag should be renamed.
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What should be the standard for country tag wikis?

We already have quite a lot of country-tags by now. Given enough time we will likely end up with tags for pretty much every country in the world. For that reason I think it would make sense to set a ...
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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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Congress and US-Congress tag merge

If you look at congress, these are all about us-congress, and the latter tag is bigger. So perhaps a merge from congress->us-congress is in order? I don't think a synonym is necessary, or desirable, ...
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Should we create a new tag for the questions about the Israel-Gaza Conflict

This conflict is pretty much as old as Israel itself, but has flared up and spawned several questions lately. Should we create a tag for questions about this conflict? If so what should it be? If ...
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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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Would it be reasonable to add a Public Choice tag?

Public choice is the branch of economics which looks at (mostly democratic) government systems using economic logic ie: the ideas of rationality, utility maximization, and game theory etc. As a ...