This is a follow-up to: Is the paperwork tag really necessary?

After removing the tag from questions where the tag was misused I had a look at the remaing questions and other questions as well.

I suggest the follwing: change the name of the tag from to as that lies at the heart of said paperwork, also there are several other questions not previously in the where such a tag would fit well. Of course the wiki entry would have to be slightly changed as well.

On top of that, I noticed there are quite of few questions about structuring and organizing files, paper, bibliography etc. that do not really have a good tag that fits. I propose to create a new tag for that but I am unable to find a suitable, succinct phrase for such a tag as "organizing" doesn't really fit 100%. What do you think of this proposal?

  • As there are the most votes for the question (with suggestions how to proceed), does that imply that this is the solution we are going to go with? I am happy to implement the changes suggested.
    – Sursula
    Mar 28, 2023 at 6:36
  • Yeah, it's a little unclear how to interpret the outcome here. Of the 6 remaining questions, I think 3 are still mistagged, 2 are about organizing physical or digital papers, and 1 would be a suitable candidate for the "bureaucracy" tag, if we decide to make one. Perhaps untagging the three remaining mistags is the place to start.
    – cag51 Mod
    Mar 28, 2023 at 18:52
  • Looks like this has been resolved here. Thanks for the work!
    – cag51 Mod
    Apr 1, 2023 at 0:35

2 Answers 2


I don't really see a need for a tag, so I'd suggest just getting rid of the last instances of . While, as Dr. Leonard McCoy said, "the bureaucratic mentality is the only constant in the universe", it takes different forms in different contexts and places. As such, tags such as and ones based on the type of job or location seem more appropriate in most cases. Admittedly, this question might be an exception. Arguably, there are also some questions about record keeping that might qualify as but not necessarily : example.


I would be inclined to just redefine the description such that it covers both:

  • organizing physical and digital papers
  • dealing with bureaucracy (defined here to mean low-level administrative tasks like filling out forms and getting approvals signed).

The latter has some overlap with , but not too much I think.

  • 1
    A tag with two different meanings, very clearly disjoint, is not a good idea in my mind. Mar 26, 2023 at 16:40
  • Since the tag only has four questions, I seriously doubt it would be much of an issue. But I acknowledge that the other answer has carried the day here.
    – cag51 Mod
    Mar 26, 2023 at 19:01

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