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It looks like there is a writing tag already, with the description: Academic writing is intended for a critical and informed audience, based on closely investigated knowledge, and posits ideas or arguments. Would "academic-writing" be a better name or synonym for this tag? Given the nature of the site, I'm inclined to think that the "academic" qualifier ...


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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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In addition to cag51's answer, there is also a writing-style tag. I think that the two tags cover the range of questions we get here about academic writing. We can maybe create the tag synonyms "academic-writing" and "academic-writing-style" (for symmetry). However, the writing tag has already the synonym scientific-writing. I'm not particularly keen on ...


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Around the internet there are several social media and online reference managers that are more of less of interest to academics: Google Scholar, Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Mendeley, LinkedIn, Facebook etc. At the moment, among them, only Google Scholar and Facebook have specific tags; the others have been divided between the more general tags social-media ...


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There is no agreed consensus on this. SE has no concept of "sub-tags", for now. If you are below the 5-tag limit, I suggest using all three, which is the most helpful choice. If you must choose, I would go with the most specific one, because it looks like the most helpful one to a potential searcher. (In addition, doing this is future-proof: it does the ...


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Also on writing.SE, we handle writing questions, including academic ones, technical writing ones, and other non-fiction, so migrating to that site may be a useful option? (Not like Writing has any mods left, of course.)


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tags refers to questions about the tag itself, whereas the one question (other than this one) labelled tagging talks about proper tagging itself. While the tagging tag is definitely uncommon, I don't think they're redundant to each other.


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Selective Tagging As a Stack Overflow user, one of the ways we keep the questions organized, is to establish that tags should be related integrally to the question, such as a person who is familiar with the topic in question would be helpful or find the question interesting. This disqualifies the computer-science and mathematics tag pretty quickly. While the ...


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