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 ...
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 ...
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 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 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 ...
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.
LGBT is a fairly well defined and fairly well recognized term, both in general and as a political constituency. Therefore the tag seems appropriate, since people could either be expected to search or filter on it, which is the main purpose of tags.
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.
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 ...
No problem. A similar case was about the russia and russian-federation tags, see details here.
I've been also subscribed to the RSS feed containing the former tag globally across the SE network, and I keep receiving notifications for Politics.SE questions tagged the latter one.