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Vote on tag synonyms!

We have some tag synonym suggestions that have not been voted on, despite being quite old. I'd like to suggest people visit the tag synonym page and vote on existing suggestions:      Click on the ...
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Deleting misspelled tags

How can tags that are misspelled be deleted? There is a tag plagarism as well as the correctly spelled plagiarism. It seems setting the misspelled as synonymous would not be a useful way out.
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“proceedings” tag

I have created proceedings tag while i'm newbie to the tag thing. Is it identical to some other tags? I believe most of the questions related to conference publications will have this tag (i.e., ...
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How do you use tags?

There has been several questions recently about tags, and topic related tags in particular. I was wondering: how do you use tags? Why do we care about them? Personally, I don't use them at all, I ...
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Questions about Computer Science - please, make it explicit [duplicate]

There is an abundance of questions relating to Computer Science, which is great. However, when a question is discipline-dependent, IMHO it is crucial to advertise this fact in the title (unless it's ...
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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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We should introduce a set of field tags - e.g., medicine, mathematics, economics [duplicate]

Let's get real here. Academics in mathematics ARE different from acedemics in medicine. We should embrace the real world ! This is not to prevent general questions. For example a general tag of ...
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Deleting [advice-request] tag

There is a tag advice-request, which in my opinion is useless, as: it is a meta-tag, in general, much content here is in fact an advice request, I have no idea how should it help. Any pros or cons ...
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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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Map of 32 Tags of Academia.SE

I made a map of Academia.SE, basing on tag co-occurrences. Some more description e.g. on a respective post on meta.math.SE. The project is on GitHub: https://github.com/stared/tag-graph-map-of-...
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“Don't walk. Run.” tag

In the spirit of JeffE's frequent answer, do we need a "Don't walk. Run." tag. It really is such a simple and great answer and I could imagine wanting to easily find all the questions about things ...
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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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Tag for closed questions?

Following up on our recent discussion on closed questions, I'm wondering if it might not be a bad idea to create a tag for closed questions. This might help us to "corral" them a bit better. Thoughts?...
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How to encourage tag creators to edit tag wiki as well?

Some users create tags while adding question; some are highly useful and some are simply meaningless. Do SE have any mechanism to encourage users to add tag wiki as well, on creating tags? Esp. see ...
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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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Are US-specific questions OK?

Are questions that are US-specific on-topic on this site? (i.e., only relevant to academia in the United States) (Do people want to see those kinds of questions tagged or marked in any particular ...
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What does the “application” tag mean (and what should it mean)?

I noticed that questions labeled with the application tag generally fall into the category of applications for a course of study or fellowship. However, a few (I think two currently) use this tag to ...
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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 ...
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Do we need an EVENTS tag

I was going to ask a question about graduation and I didn't find the tag I was looking for. I was thinking that an "events" tag would be useful for questions about different events that academics go ...
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“Patent” tag - Why we don't have it?

Why does this site doesn't has a "patent" tag? Is that completely unrelated to the site? How come it is unrelated? There are many papers which presents ideas that can be patented.
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Do we need to require subject-tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Modifying the “Ask Question” page to include tagging recommendation Based partially on this question, it seems we may very well have to rely on softer, "in my ...
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Modifying the “Ask Question” page to include tagging recommendation

Based on my answer in this question, I propose that we modify the tag placeholder text (currently "at least one tag (graduate-school note-taking science), max 5 tags") to strongly encourage the poster ...

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