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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 tag. This is for questions related to providing teaching, advising, or research mentorship to undergraduate students, and excludes questions that could also be ...


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Let me suggest an idea, based on conversations on this page, and also the function of tags: A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. Tags are a means of connecting experts with questions they will be able to answer by sorting questions into specific, well-defined categories. So let's imagine someone comes to this site looking for ...


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My preference would be to remove the tag all-together . Make it an orphan by removing it from some questions and retagging as necessary. It seems too specialized with only one really relevant question and not much chance of getting more. Out. Out, I say. ... retag some of the questions as necessary and keep this one for things that truly apply. This has ...


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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 "Does X matter for graduate admissions? Will focusing on X make my application stronger?" - 5 questions Completely off-topic / unclear - 2 questions A ...


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Thanks Sursula and GoodDeeds, this has been status-completed!


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withdraw --> quitting For those questions using the withdraw tag in the sense of withdrawing from a program, rather than withdrawing a paper prior to a decision. The quitting tag exists for several question already. This may not be a synonym addition, but just a scan through the questions and tag updates. Painful though. But the tag wiki needs to be clear ...


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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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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 academic advice out there on the internet for people with ADHD tends to be geared towards children, high school students, or college freshman. This is one of the only ...


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Personally, I think that most of the questions concerning psychological disorders should be closed as dupes, and pointed to some good grand answer on the issue. The counter to that argument would be that individuals can be helped by being responsive to their special issues. I'd counter that by saying if that's the case, then the question should be closed as ...


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ADHD is defined as a mental illness or a mental disorder, so it should fall under the health category. Since we are discussing ADHD in relation to the academic life of a person in his adult age, I would like to add a side consideration (and somehow a darker tone). In the recent past women were declared insane during the menopause. And for this reason they ...


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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 wrote in the comments: I think [bully] should be desynonymized from [personal-misconduct] and made a synonym of [bullying] instead. I suspect this is the ...


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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" for a test, and one has to do with "when a limitation is limitation and when its not" (whatever that might mean). Thus, it seems there is no ...


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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 suggest retagging those questions (there are only 4) and not creating a synonym.


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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 thoughts. I approved and merged your suggestion about publication / publications. To me, the collaborator, facebook, and twitter examples seem similarly ...


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