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Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

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Add tag “reference-letter” as a synonym for “recommendation-letter”

Can someone please create the tag reference-letter as a synonym for recommendation-letter? The tag-info excerpt at recommendation-letter begins: Questions on recommendation or reference letters ......
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Please vote for synonym suggestions

As I post this, we have ten outstanding suggestions for tag synonyms, some of them for more than four years. I therefore think it is more than time to urge a decision on these. This is the first part ...
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Rename review-articles tag to literature-review-articles

I subscribe to the review-articles tag, whose description is this: "Survey" or "review" articles are academic publications that organize and summarize the current state of research on a given ...
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Would LMS-specific tags be appropriate (Moodle in particular)?

I use Moodle at my institution. I often struggle to find online support to get Moodle to do interesting things. Moodle has a pretty decent forum, but (like almost every other help forum out there), it ...
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code vs software tags

I've noticed that there are two tags: code and software. Could someone please explain what is the difference between them? Wouldn't it make sense to merge them?
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Rename [tag:sexual misconduct] -> [tag:sexual conduct]

I propose to rename the tag sexual-misconduct to sexual-conduct, with a redirect. This is because "misconduct" already implies a judgment that the behavior is inappropriate, and in some questions this ...
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What is the distinguishing difference between [tag:citation] and [tag:citation-style] tags?

According to the current descriptions, citations Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources citation-style On the syntax and formatting of citations and ...
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Should we have a Deferral tag?

I am currently in a situation were I would like to defer a PhD admissions offer, and I am searching for other users' deferral experience and questions. However there is no deferral Tag. Should we ...
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Should europe tag be synonyms with eu?

Currently there are two tags that have the same function, however they are not set as synonyms: europe eu Should we re-tag the eu questions (only 5 questions) with the europe tag (81 questions). Or ...
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Should statement-of-purpose tag be synonyms with personal-statement?

Currently there are two tags that have the same function, however they are not set as synonyms: statement-of-purpose personal-statement Should we re-tag the "personal-statement" questions (only 7 ...
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Two 'textbooks' tags [duplicate]

I think we should burnimate the latter.
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Empty [intellectual-property]

I propose to empty [intellectual-property] because it's an overly generic tag and all the questions in it can be moved to more specific existing tags. Additionally, there is no tag wiki yet. There ...
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Distinction between [proofreading] and [copy-editing]

Do we really need both the proofreading and copy-editing tags? Do copyeditors not usually take care of proofreading too? If we need the distinction, can the difference be made explicit on the tag ...
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Duplicate (synonym) tag shown in tag list

If I search "revi" in https://academia.stackexchange.com/tags , I get [reviewing] listed although clicking it brings to [peer-review].
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A tag jungle: formatting, typography, typesetting?

I have noticed that we have got three tags with very similar topics: formatting (61×) typesetting (17×) typography (18×) (Only very few questions are tagged by more of them.) I see a large overlap, ...
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What to do with the mental-health tag

We kind-of discussed this in a related post. We recently got two questions tagged mental-health: How to overcome these learning difficulties and progress in academia? “Anonymous” is so distressed ...
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What are the roles of brand name tags in Academia?

On the website, we have many brand names in form of the website's names, publishers, etc. exists; however, we have a more general tag each of them. For instance, we have elsevier with only 6 questions ...
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Why would a user downvote an obvious tag synonym?

I recently re-tagged a question with the grades tag. I then looked at the synonyms and there is the grading tag. I can't vote it as a synonym because my rep on either of these is probably 0. But there ...
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Questioning the merger of the [publications] and [publishing] tags

Recently the publications and publishing tags were merged. On the surface this may seem as a good move, however, I think it was quite unfortunate. First, publishing should be about the process and ...
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Proposal to create Archiving tag and merging self-archiving tag to it

By searching the website for the term Archive, we have about 41 questions in which the archiving (directly or indirectly) is being questioned. However, in most of these posts we don't have any precise ...
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Proposal to merge 'cheating', 'fraud', and maybe 'plagiarism' into 'academic-dishonesty'?

Currently, the tag wiki excerpt for cheating reads: Pertaining to preventing, punishing, or handling the consequences of academic dishonesty. Also, defining what constitutes academic dishonesty. ...
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Merge [us] and [united-states] tags

us and united-states I think the later is better; in any case, both are synonymous.
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Merging [career] and [career-path] tags

There are two tags, which are similar: career and career-path. Should we join them? If not, how should we make a clear distinction? (I fail to see a clear distinction, neither in their descriptions,...
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Tag Synonym Request [citations] [references]

Should references, 51 questions, no tag wiki, and citations 151 questions, with a tag wiki, be merged? There is a overlap of 13 posts. See also Merge “Citations” and “bibliography” tags?
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Merge figures and graphics tags

The tags figures and graphics have the same description on their infotab. Although the tag-info of figures mentions that graphics is a synonym, they are actually not listed as synonyms. So far, I ...
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Merge “Citations” and “bibliography” tags?

Is there a distinction between the citations and bibliography tags? Both refer to either citing something or adding it to the bibliography, which are essentially one task (everything cited is added to ...
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Synonimizing the writing and scientific-writing tags

I find that the writing and scientific-writing tags are used interchangeably in existing questions… I suggest we make them synonyms. Please give your opinion in answers, so the mods can make it happen ...
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merge [publications] and [papers] tags

We currently have two separate tags for publications and papers. As far as I can tell, they're identical; both discuss research articles. I propose to merge them, but just in case I'm missing some ...
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Are [online-learning] and [distance-learning] tags synonyms?

While I was creating a post about distance learning, I noticed there were two different tags. One for online learning and one for distance learning. While distance learning covers a broader range (...
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Are ([career], [career-path]), and ([job], [jobs]) tags synonyms?

When tagging this question: How can I apply to be an adjunct faculty?, I came across four tags that could either be synonyms or at least have more distinct definitions. To be clear, I think that ...
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How do we distinguish between reference tag and bibliography tag?

There are a lot of questions tagged with the tag references. But some actually fall under bibliography, as some disciplines/journals use the title References for bibliography. And some questions are ...
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Adding a tag synonym

In a comment to this question the OP asked for a "reviewing" tag. Charles correctly pointed out that we already have a "peer-review" tag. It seems like "reviewing", however, could be a tag synonym for ...