I checked the tag. Five of six questions used DNC correctly to refer to the committee organization. I edited the tag out of the sixth (and democratic-party would not have made sense there). It was a Barack Obama administration question, not a party question.
Anyway, those five questions are actually about the party committee rather than the party ...
I think we should rename the tag:
It makes the tag more accurate,
It brings us more in line with the tagging used on other sites
There's no reason not to make the change.
People will still find it if they start typing lgbt by @JJJ
@JJJ also points out that we should make lgbt a synonym of lgbtq+ to keep it from being recreated
Probably lgbtq+ is the best ...
The currency tag should be used for such questions as:
Politics of placing an image on currency, or
Revaluation of currency (exchange rates), or
The use of a particular currency for international trade.
The money tag should be used for such questions as:
Campaign limits, or
In general, where the question is not specific to currency.
IS stands for Islamic State, ISIS = "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", ISIL = "Islamic State of Iraq and Levant".
Daesh is an acronym for the Arabic phrase al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham).
These are definitely synonyms, so they deserve a merge.
However, it is not that clear about what tag should be primary, simply ...
I agree with the tag synonyms as you divided them. So we get:
Main tag: [polling]
This should have the following tag synonyms: opinion-polling, polls, ...
Proposed tag description:
Questions about general and technical aspects of polling: sampling of opinions on a subject. Questions about SPECIFIC POLLING RESULTS should use [public-opinion] instead.
A difference could be created, but doesn't exist in current usage
The most natural distinction to apply comes from the excerpt for voting-systems which states that it is "Not for questions about country-specific rules". A natural conclusion is that a different tag could exist for country-specific rules, and electoral-system seems suitable to me.
Normally I'd agree with you that we shouldn't have a tag that's a perfect subset of another tag. We certainly could replace it with a combination of president and election. However, I think we should make an exception here because of how common questions about (usually US) Presidential Elections are.
There are currently 566 questions in presidential-election,...
To JamesK's point, I don't like tags that are supersets of another tag. By this definition, every question tagged with "war" should also be tagged with "armed-conflict" and finding questions about "non-war armed conflicts" would involve doing a search for armed-conflict but NOT war,
I think this touches on an important point. ...
I don't think it makes sense for the two to be made synonyms after all.
Most of our public-opinion questions are actually about polling which is by definition about public opinion. Because polling is a more specific descriptor and we have enough questions about polling, all these questions should have the polling tag.
On the other hand, some questions are ...
I would suggest restricting [polling] tag to be specifically about the profession/science of polling. NOT about content of a poll, or some political topic with poll being asked for as evidence.
"What do people think about X"? - [public-opinion]. Remove "polling tag"
"How does polling work" (polling in general, mechanics of a ...
I copied the tag wiki and then merged the tag un into united-nations using the mod interface. This should retag all the questions, create a tag synonym and also update any subscriptions.
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I suggest making railroad and public-transport synonyms of transportation.
The "common sense" solution for the infrastructure overlap is:
If an infrastructure question involves transportation elements only, use the transportation tag.
Otherwise, use the infrastructure tag.
I can see no reason to use both.
But, note that, currently, 5 questions use ...
I'd say no.
This isn't a site purely about US politics, and many other countries have mechanisms in place to try and ensure fair creation of election districts (terminology may vary from place to place). As such, there are plenty of questions that might reasonably be asked about redistricting that have nothing to do with gerrymandering.
Gerrymandering is the ...
russia is a bad tag (it's ambiguous as it can be referring to pre-1917 Russia AND it's not reflecting the actual name of the country but its colloquial name). It also has only 5 questions 100% of which are indeed about Russian Federation.
all questions with russia need to be retagged as russian-federation
russia needs to be made a synonym of ...
lgbt+ is now the master tag. lgbt and lgbtq+ were made synonyms and will be automatically remapped to lgbt+. Let me know if there are other commonly used variants we could use as synonyms.
Also, I copied the tag wiki from Interpersonal Skills.
My suggestion is that the two tags are too similar and currency should be made a synonym of money
It should be noted that the wiki information for both tags refer to each other.
Currency: Questions about a system of money in general use in a particular country. Also consider the tag [money].
Money: Questions related to the political aspect of money. Also ...
I agree that they should be synonyms, but wouldn't it be better the other way?
I've always though of "Judicial Branch" being specifically American, as a reference to the 3 branches of government. I've never heard it used for another country. Would you really talk about the Judicial Branch of the UK?
judiciary is definitely more common and is definitely the ...
You can create tags on this site after reaching 150 reputation. You can do this simply by adding the new tag to a question - it will be created automatically.
To add a description to your tag, you can visit the tag's 'About' page. In your case, you have created the chinese-communist-party tag, and you can find this tag's information here. Any registered user ...
I've added a proposed tag synonym in the opposite direction, i.e. to https://politics.stackexchange.com/tags/history/synonyms since JJ's comment has received some upvotes. The synonym still needs some upvotes of its own to become effective.
The whole set of tags for the 3 typical branches of a government with separation of powers is a bit chaotic:
There is no tag executive but there is a tag executive-branch with 53 questions
There is a tag legislature with 13 questions but no tag legislative-branch. There is also a tag legislative-process with 89 questions with a couple questions which might ...
The consensus, to the best of my knowledge and belief, has not changed with regard to the [currency] tag — it should be retained. The discussion for the [money] tag took place in comments.
On April 11, 2021, I changed the [currency] tag excerpt to read,
Questions about a system of money in general use in a particular country or its relationship to ...
Yes, but: The lemma on Wikipedia is Global warming:
Global warming is the long-term rise in the average temperature of the
Earth's climate system. It is a major aspect of climate change and has
been demonstrated by direct temperature measurements and by
measurements of various effects of the warming. Global warming and
climate change are often ...
These should not be merged together as you can get more specific with the presidential-election tag and it is nice to have that difference. There are differences between the two that are nice to keep seperate.