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Change definition of [abortion] tag?

The purpose of the tag info is to provide a guidance to when the tag should be added to a question. Providing a wikipedia-like definition is only necessary when the tag is a particularly uncommon or ...
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Confusion with tag "Georgia"

Georgia, the US state, doesn't really need a tag (the one question using it that way was about a local election). Most states don't need a tag (CA being a notable exception, since they often use their ...
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Why is there a democratic-primary tag with 39 questions but until just now no republican-primary tag?

If you look at the question under the democratic-primary tag and sort by date, then you will notice that most of the questions were asked in 2019 and 2020. During that time the Republicans had an ...
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Should we encourage 'explain in very simple terms' questions?

In my opinion, these questions are probably good for the site, so long as they don't take over. They serve the purpose of answering questions on politics (which is not the same as answering political ...
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Tag guidance for using [icc] vs [international-court]?

I suggest renaming icc to international-criminal-court, dropping the icc tag. Add the tag international-court-of-justice for questions about the ICJ (aka, World Court). Nineteen questions: 8 ...
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Make [dnc] a synonym of [democratic-party]

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 ...
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Change the "lgbt" tag to "lgbt+" or "lgbtq+"

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 ...
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When should a politician have their own tag?

Tags should not reflect the relevance of a person for the political landscape, they should reflect the relevance for our community. While there should be a correlation between the two, those two are ...
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Should we rollback composite tags, in particular [trump-impeachment]?

Although I did not come up with it (but noticed it when someone else applied it to one of my questions), I think trump-impeachment is ok as a tag, as much as brexit is. Just tagging everything about ...
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Why do we have both a [money] and a [currency] tag?

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 ...
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Should a [wealth] tag be created?

I don't think that it would be a useful tag, because its not clear what it actually means. It can refer to: Wealth disparity and government policies which affect it (like "wealth tax" which ...
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Are there any strong objections to the creation of the neutrality tag?

While I have no objection to a neutrality tag, it is important to distinguish between neutrality as a position for international relations and the existing questions for net-neutrality, many of which ...
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Tag deleted against authors wishes, question edited in order to justify tag deletion

To give an answer: The tag usage is in principal detailed in How do I correctly tag my questions? and What are tags, and how should I use them?. It boils down to choose tags that significantly ...
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Rename [presidency-term] to [presidential-term]

It has been done. I've also created a synonym between the two.
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How to tag questions about electoral colleges that are not in the USA?

I propose editing the electoral-college tag wiki to read something like: Some elections are not decided directly by popular vote but by a group of electors. These electors can be selected in a number ...
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Do we want a homework tag?

Stack Overflow used to have a homework tag, and they decided that we ought to treat homework questions the same as we treat any other question, so they got rid of it. This approach makes sense ...
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How should we deal with tags that refer to individuals?

I find these tags pretty useful and believe they should stay. Although there is some misuse occasionally. Like in this question which was tagged as donald-trump even though it is about the political ...
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Is [meek-single-transferable-vote] so distinct as to need a tag separate from [single-transferable-vote]?

Is meek-single-transferable-vote so distinct as to need a tag separate from single-transferable-vote? No, Meek's is one of a few commonly used STV systems. The others are Warren's and Wright's. These ...
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Are both [inequality] and [income-inequality] tags necessary?

I'd say income-inequality should be merged into inequality. If someone wishes to specify that the type of inequality relates to wages then they can include the income tag as well. Before merging I ...
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Should the [bri] be burninated

I think belt-and-road-initiative should be the tag. Rather than burninate the bri tag (removal without replacement), it should be changed. A user, unaware of bri, and searching for questions about ...
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Can we get rid of the "baltic-states" tag?

I am unaware of a better term to group the three countries when they are considered as a group. Many contentious discussions occur on Wikipedia talk pages. Following is a comment on Talk:Baltic states....
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Can you, please, remove Carpetsmoker's ability to deface questions?

Stack Exchange is a collaborative website. Users are encouraged to edit each other's content. When you post something on Stack Exchange, you do not have final say about it. This especially applies to ...
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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?

discussion (not really an explicit approach here, just some thoughts on the question) I think it may not be ideal in terms of finding questions. First of all, these tags are specific to the USA. So ...
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Better defining the [polling] and [public-opinion] tags

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 ...
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What does supreme-court refer to?

All United States questions should be tagged united-states, so my preferred solution would be to just add the missing tag to nine of the questions. I did two today. So as not to dump nine questions ...
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Should the [echr] tag be about the European Convention on Human Rights or the European Court of Human Rights?

I disagree with the previously accepted answer as to the names of the tags; these tags would be misleading given that the court and the convention are not EU institutions, but institutions of the ...
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What do people think of the dozens of tag-only edits of old questions?

I believe that maintaining tags on old questions is an important service. Yes, it is a bit annoying that this results in these old questions getting pushed to the front-page. But that's a problem ...
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