Currently, the tag wiki excerpt for [tag:cheating] reads: > Pertaining to preventing, punishing, or handling the consequences of academic dishonesty. Also, defining what constitutes academic dishonesty. The tag wiki excerpt for [tag:fraud] does not exist, but its wiki is: > Academic fraud can include: Plagiarism, Fabrication, Deception, Cheating, and Bribery etc. The tag wiki excerpt for [tag:plagiarism] is: > Plagiarism is the practice of taking credit for someone else’s work. Also included in this tag are questions on self-plagiarism, which involves redundant publication or reuse of one's own work in an unethical manner There seems to be a lot of overlap here. I'm also concerned with the word 'cheating', which doesn't always seem appropriate and can be ambiguous and used inconsistently. I therefore would like the community to consider three closely related proposals: 1. Rename 'cheating' to one of the following: 'academic-misconduct', 'academic-dishonesty', or 'dishonesty misconduct'. (Moderators can silently rename the entire tag without bumping all the questions) 2. Merge 'fraud' into this new tag, whatever it's called. (Again, mods can do silently). 3. Also merge 'plagiarism' into this new tag? There is a *lot* of overlap with 'cheating', I'm not sure whether it's worth losing the added specificity of 'plagiarism'. I'm asking here rather than just proposing a tag synonym because I'm interested in hearing the rationale for approving or disapproving of these proposals. Thoughts? **Update**: in response to the objection raised by Wrzlprmft, how do we feel about renaming "fraud" to "research-misconduct"? That way it preserves the context *and* makes it explicit in the tag name, and will also include things like theft of intellectual property and espionage.