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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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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 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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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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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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What is the tag "social-politics" about?

I see we have this social-politics tag, but I have no idea what qualifies for that. There is "Social Politics" journal, but it's basically a feminist journal. Social Politics is a leading ...
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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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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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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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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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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 the ...
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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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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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How should we tag country-specific questions?

Some questions on this site are likely to be somewhat localised to an individual country or group of countries. As such, I feel it may be important to ensure such questions are tagged as such to ...
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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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Should we rollback composite tags, in particular [trump-impeachment]?

I've noticed a lot of questions have been tagged trump-impeachment. The consensus, I think, used to be that separate tags should be preferred over such specific tags, for example based on these ...
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Should we allow the tags *left* and *right*?

There is already the use of the tags left and right and I wanted to ask whether anybody else sees a problem with using them. Personally I think because there is no clear definition of "left" and "...
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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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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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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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How should we deal with tags that refer to individuals?

This answer from 2016 seems to suggest that tags of this kind are meta-tags and should be deleted. Should we apply this logic to the current individual-specific tags, or should we allow them in ...
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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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What do people think of the dozens of tag-only edits of old questions?

Over the past few days, one user has been editing dozens of old questions and primarily adding new tags. What does the community think of this? One the one hand, accurate tagging is useful and I ...
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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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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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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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United States tag synonym with USA?

The Tag Synonyms to merge question currently contains only the suggestion to merge us and usa into united-states. While this is probably appropriate for the vast majority of questions asked with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Notice: SHUTDOWN tag now available

I've noticed we've gotten several questions about the shutdown of the United States government. I think these deserve their own tag, so I've added it. It's probably good to have a separate stream ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Should major political thinkers have their own tags?

I've created the tag rosa-luxemburg because I think major political thinkers should have their own tags. Am I right? Added: In the meantime, tags bin-laden and benito-mussolini have appeared. There's ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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