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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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"south-africa" tag

I created it: south-africa. I only found three questions that seemed to fit this tag, but if you find more you can certainly add them.
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

This is something that has to be taken up with Stack Exchange paid staff—this is not something that we as moderators or individual community members can change. So if there is a consensus to request ...
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Questions related to ADHD among students and academics

I recommend keeping these questions. School is not designed for (and often hostile to) people with ADHD, thus many underachieve and do not make it to higher levels of academia. Therefore, most ...
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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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Specific tags for subfields: desirable?

My 2 cents.... My personal view is that too many tags is a detriment here I agree So, the more general question, if answerable, is about how general or specific our tags should be. My view is that ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

I m not sure this is a big issue for us. Further, you can only make so many tag stand out. I think more often people ignore the "field" tag (e.g., math or history) than the country tag. If we were ...
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What can/should be done to improve usage of the tag [students]?

Thanks for bringing this up. I suspect a few of our tags have similar issues, including professors. But let's start with this one for now. My two cents.... So first, we already have an undergraduate ...
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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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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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What can/should be done to improve usage of the tag [professors]?

Proposal: Rename professors to professorship, and change the definition to be something like: Queries specific to professorship, as distinct from all other academic staff positions. This tag should ...
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Creation of a “distress” tag

I don't think it would be useful. Tags are useful when they are specific, classify a type of question that isn't classified well by existing tags, clearly describe one distinct category well, and it's ...
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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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No “academic writing” tag?

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 ...
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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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Is there a name to define "conferences are publications" fields?

Going by the current outcome of my question-turned-survey on what different treatments of conferences exist, I suggest not to categorise questions by fields or even conferences but by the treatment of ...
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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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How should the reference-request tag be used?

To quote myself: My understanding is that many answers here are based on personal experience, and that reference-request distinguishes questions that seek answers that are substantiated by reliable ...
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Do we need an EVENTS tag

No. Looks like no action has been taken on this in 9 years, so I'll formalize it with an answer. We already have tags for graduation, defense, and workshop, so it's hard to see what value a catch-all ...
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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 use of the tag [guaranteed-admissions]?

Currently, the fourteen questions tagged guaranteed-admissions seem to roughly lie in one of the following categories: "What are my chances of getting admitted to program X?" - 6 questions &...
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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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Usage of 'Queries' or 'Questions' in Academia Tag Wikis?

Should these two words be combined into one or the other? I don't see any reason why they should. There's no rule that tag wiki excerpts all have to "match"; if two words work equally well, either ...
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Is it okay to add tags when I am contributing an answer?

Askers are notoriously bad at tagging their questions, choosing a useful title, and so on. If you answer a question, you are probably best qualified to edit it – not only because you apparently feel ...
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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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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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Delete misspelled tag synonyms

Thanks Sursula and GoodDeeds, this has been status-completed!
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Delete [best-practice tag] or improve description - the status quo doesn't make much sense

I think 1 is best provided it is done with mod-magic so that all those questions don't get promoted. Note that none of the current questions have only best-practice as a tag, though a few have only ...
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How should the reference-request tag be used?

I think answers to questions with reference-request need a reference. That said, a reference only answer to me is like a link only answer (although, potentially less likely to rot). Ideally, the ...
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