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code vs software tags

The tag wiki excerpt for code says: Concerning computer code written or used in the context of a research project or other academic endeavor. Includes questions on licensing, ownership, sharing, ...
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Should [coauthors] be a synonym of [authorship]?

Yes, your option 1 seems the most appropriate. Here, questions about co-authors are essentially questions about authorship, and I can hardly see a description of co-authors sufficiently different from ...
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Tag synonym suggestions for redundant tags

Thanks for bringing this up! Indeed, it seems like the "canonical" process of waiting for 4 approvals is broken (not enough reviewers), so time to bring out the mod hammers. Some quick ...
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Should [courses] be a synonym of [coursework]?

Looking at the twelve questions tagged courses, I don't see the usage of this tag as necessary (the key points are already covered by other tags, and the tag courses seems redundant in those questions)...
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Would LMS-specific tags be appropriate (Moodle in particular)?

Actually, I like the idea of having a “LMS” tag, because it unifies several different related sets of items into a single category. Learning management systems are becoming increasingly important, and ...
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Please undo the synonymisation of the tag disability with health-issues

While I do see the problem here, I think that having two separate tags does not really solve it while creating more problems: By the nature of our site, we almost exclusively focus on the social ...
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Please undo the synonymisation of the tag disability with health-issues

To have some data to help deciding, I went through a bunch of questions in the current that heath-issues. I excluded only closed questions. I categorised the questions along three axes: Mental (...
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Should [courses] be a synonym of [coursework]?

In most of my teaching the term coursework refers to what would be called "homework" at grade school. It is a specific assignment created by the teacher that when completed contributes to ...
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What is the distinguishing difference between [tag:citation] and [tag:citation-style] tags?

My understanding of the two tags is the following: citations is related to questions about the appropriateness of a citation, e.g.: "Should I cite X if [...]?". citation-style, instead, is related ...
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Created [supplementary-information] tag then discovered [supporting-information] (it didn't show up in the autocomplete). What next? Synonymization?

Changing the tag on your question would destroy the newly created tag (in the daily clean-up) and thus solve any issues you created. However, I concur that this is a standard case for a synonym. As I ...
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Tag synonym suggestions for redundant tags

status-completed review --> peer-review I think this "review" tag should not exist. There are only 3 questions with this tag: one should be peer-review, one has to do with "reviewing&...
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Tag synonym suggestions for redundant tags

status-completed mistakes --> errors-erratum I think a "mistakes" tag should not exist at all; virtually anything (e.g., sexual misconduct) could be framed as "mistake." So, I ...
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Delete misspelled tag synonyms

Thanks Sursula and GoodDeeds, this has been status-completed!
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Rename [tag:sexual misconduct] -> [tag:sexual conduct]

I disagree with the tag renaming. Sexual misconduct is often more about power or the abuse of power than it is about sex. Rape was once seen as a subset of 'sex' but is now appropriately being seen ...
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Should we have a Deferral tag?

I think this might be a situation where a new tag is appropriate. Deferral of offers is not just specific to admissions, but can also apply to postdoc and faculty job offers.
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Rename review-articles tag to literature-review-articles

I just wanted to comment regarding logistics: the best way to rename a tag is post on meta to find out if the community supports or is opposed to the tag renaming. if there is community support, ...
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Should [courses] be a synonym of [coursework]?

I've removed the status tag here. I think y'all have done a good job of responding to the issues of this tag and it's currently been removed from all questions. In general, we only outright block tags ...
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Rename [errors-erratum] to [errata] with respective synonyms

I think the only potential problem is that “errors” might be misused for other types of mistakes, rather than for mistakes in publishing. Your solution of errata with the synonym erratum (no mention ...
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Tag synonym suggestions for redundant tags

status-completed bully & bullying--> abuse To me, this is the hardest one. "bully[ing]" is certainly a form of personal misconduct, but it seems like a very distinct subset. GoodDeeds ...
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Tag [admission] is seemingly a synonym for [graduate-admissions]. Is this good?

As stated in our help center, undergraduate admissions are off topic. The reason is that undergraduate admissions are typically not handled by academics or academic-adjacent folks, but rather by ...
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Please undo the synonymisation of the tag disability with health-issues

Since Azor Ahai -- he him suggested that I should post an alternative tag as an answer, here is a suggestion: introduce the tag disability-inclusion for (suggested tag wiki excerpt) Questions about ...
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Add tag "reference-letter" as a synonym for "recommendation-letter"

I just added the synonym. Enjoy!
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Should [courses] be a synonym of [coursework]?

It seems like coursework would be used by students, but courses could be plausibly used by both instructors and students, like here and here maybe. "Coursework" is also a bit more specific (...
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code vs software tags

The problem with the 'code' tag is that in the social and behavioral sciences, "code" means something different. You might argue that in academia, that "computer code" is the minority form of coding.
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Rename [tag:sexual misconduct] -> [tag:sexual conduct]

The term for this concept in English is "sexual misconduct"; this is a term of art, whose meaning cannot necessarily be broken down to its constituent parts. Those who have chosen to tag questions ...
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Tag synonym suggestions for redundant tags

Update: This is now being discussed in this thread. While we're at it: let's delete the tag undergradute altogether, since it is just a mispronunciation of undergraduate.
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We have no [press], [press-release], [popular-press], [public-relations], [publicity] tags even though these are regularly leveraged by universities

The tag self-promotion is applicable to some such questions, perhaps not ones pertaining to institutional or organizational perspectives, but at least ones pertaining to an academic drafting a press ...
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