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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Should the [echr] tag be about the European Convention on Human Rights or the European Court of Human Rights?

After editing the wiki for echr (which I assumed to be about the European Convention on Human Rights) I noticed that both question so tagged are about the European Court of Human Rights. Both ...
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Alter [marshallislands] to [marshall-islands]

This is related to this question about the Marshall Islands; the new tag marshallislands has been created which does not have a space in, making it inconsistent with other tags such as republic-of-...
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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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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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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 [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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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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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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What should our standard be for event-specific tags?

We have brexit trump-impeachment Now, bolivian-revolution might be presumptuous, but it's not well-known enough to warrant a tag (I mean, we just created bolivia this week). Before people get that ...
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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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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 [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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If there are many questions centering around a specific amendment to the Constitution, why don't we create a tag for said amendment?

Background Recently, I help to initiate the creation of a tag called seventeenth-amendment. There are a total of 3 questions that pop up when you enter "seventeenth-amendment" into the search bar, ...
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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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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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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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Should 'us-constitution' be burninated?

Of eighteen questions tagged us-constitution, only one has neither united-states nor constitution as well. That seems definitively redundant to me. Should it be burninated? If so, I'd be happy to do ...
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What is the proper use of the “federalism” tag?

This question was originally tagged with the federalism tag. However, it was subsequently removed. This question deals directly with the distinction between state and federal power and the answer ...
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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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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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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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Should we abandon the terrorism tag?

Should we abandon the terrorism tag? Quoting Wikipedia: The word "terrorism" is politically and emotionally charged,[5] and this greatly compounds the difficulty of providing a precise definition....
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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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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 ...