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Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

Which existing pairs of tags should be merged, which not yet existing tags should be created as synonyms, policies regarding synonyms.

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Please merge the “child” tag into the “children” tag

Since the beginning we decided here on plural tags (with some caveats). Also tag wikis should not be definitions of common words, they should describe the kids of questions the tag is intended for. I'...
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Suggesting to swap tag [kyiv] and its synonym [kiev]

The main tag for the capital of Ukraine is kiev, while kyiv is marked a synonym. As shown in this post, the official city name is Kyiv, while others are only synonyms that exist for historic purposes....
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Merge bank-statements into proof-provenance-of-funds

There are several questions tagged bank-statements. It appears that all of them are about submitting bank statements as part of a visa application, which should be covered under proof-provenance-of-...
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Merge tags “baltic-sea” and “ostersjon”

The tag östersjön is a localized version of the tag baltic-sea and should be added as a synonym of the baltic-sea. Other (rare) synonyms of the baltic-sea include: baltiska-havet baltiska-sjon ...
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On the new(ish) [drugs] tag

I just noticed we now have a drugs tag and it's been added to quite a few questions. In the past we used to add such things as synonyms to the health tag. In particular we have [medicine] which is a ...
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Request: un-synonym-ize “clothing” and “footwear” tags

I just tagged a new question "footwear" and was surprised to then find it with the clothing tag. That Q is not about clothing, it is about shoes for a hike. A quick search reveals we have 100+ ...
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Merge “left-luggage” and “luggage-storage” tags

So, there's a semi-popular (and obvious what it means) tag, luggage-storage. There's also a much less common tag (and easily confused with lost luggage, even if it is the idiomatic (British English) ...
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Reorganize the “mountain-climbing” and “climbing” tags

Currently "mountain-climbing" is a master tag and "climbing" an associated synonym. I suggest it should be the other way round or even better two different (but linked) tags and ask you to discuss ...
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Health tag, vaccinations, modify tag description?

I tried to tag a question about Rwanda with the vaccination tag, but it was converted into the health tag. The tag description discusses vaccines with respect to protecting one's health, but I am ...
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Merge the “UK visit visas”, or all the more specific visa tags, back into the master “visa” tag?

Some time ago I made the uk-visit-visas tag because I saw the specific wording used as though it's the actual name of a specific type of visa for the UK. Basically the same way I made some visa tags, ...
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Gold Tag Badge Issue

I had a gold tag badge in 'uk', but it appears to have become confounded (recently) with the 'united-kingdom' tag badge, where I have been given a bronze tag badge. Apparently this occurred by some ...
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Now have tag “ski” - should fix?

Even though we have a real English skiing tag synonym as part of winter-sports somebody has created a pseudo English* tag ski that has now been used three times. Since only a moderator can make ski a ...
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What is a “short connection” and what is the tag with name for, and is it being used properly?

I've just noticed we have four questions tagged as short-connection but it has no tag wiki, no tag wiki excerpt, and it's intended use is not obvious to me: Is 1h layover at PHL enough to connect to ...
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“uk-resident” tag - merge it with “residency” or “uk-citizens” tag?

I just discovered we have a uk-resident tag. It at least needs to me made plural, but ... But is that enough? Should it be merged with either of these more well known and used tags: uk-citizens - ...
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Make the new tag I made into a synonym of an existing tag please

I just invented the schengen-d-visas tag since I noticed that visas of this type were often enough referred to to warrant a tag of their own. But as I got to the end of the list of questions with ...
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Tag merge request: 'british-citizens' into 'uk-citizens'

The british-citizens tag seems to be encompassed by the (much larger) uk-citizens tag. Actually I just noticed that brithish-citizens (yes, spelled like that) is already a synonym for uk-citizens. ...
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Rise of the singular tags

Haven't spotted one in ages but now along comes biometric-passport. But maybe it's better just to merge it into passports? If not then please could a mod rename it to biometric-passports? (Can't do ...
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Please make the old “mexican-fm-t” tag a synonym of the new “fmm” tag

The Mexican FMT was replaced by the new FMM back in 2010, the same year our site went into beta. Since the old tag was only used twice and the tag wiki wasn't too detailed I just went ahead and made ...
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nyc should be a tag synonym for New York City

I suggest we make nyc a tag synonym for new-york-city as it is commonly a synonym in real life. I don't have the rep yet to do it myself.
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Synonymize [mail] and [postage] ([post]?)

We have both mail and postage. The tag wiki for postage says that it's about post (a.k.a. mail) in general, not just about postage (stamps and pricing), which sounds sensible for me. I think that ...
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Visa Rejection versus Visa Refusal (proposed tags)

The popular vernacular uses 'rejection', 'denial', and 'refusal' interchangeably. They mean that their application was accepted and processed as legitimate but failed at the decision making stage. A ...
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Confusing Kiwi citizens

Gah! We have: new-zealand-citizens and nz-citizens. Suggest the former as a master synonym tag, given people may have missed the NZ one, we don't just want to re-tag.
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“Tag spag” on the tips of some of our tongues, but not others

Here's another plate full of tag spaghetti where we go out of our way to avoid being consistent. Language tags: Some languages get their very own tag all to themselves. I brought this up years ago ...
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Is it fare for the cost of the “tag spag” problem to have a high price?

I'm seeing some cases of tag spaghetti. Why might we need all of costs, price, and fares as separate concepts? costs is one of the synonyms of our old budget tag along with cheap, deals, shoestring, ...
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create norway-citizens tag as alias or norwegian-citizens tag?

idk it seems like it's something people could type in accidentally enough. I'd create the synonym myself but lack the rep points to do so!
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Merge 'toilet-usage' into 'hygiene'

The tag toilet-usage is obsolete, and is a synonym to hygiene. However, the former tag is visible on several questions, such as Stuck without toilet paper while travelling - what is the best approach? ...
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Questionable synonyms

It seems that we may have some questionable synonyms. For example: carnaval is a synonym for carnival-mardi-gras. While mardi-gras may be a carnival the reverse isn't necessarily true and carnivals ...
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Voting on Tag synonyms

I know that there is a feature request pending to make this a review task. But in the mean time can we get an event or something to go through the pending synonyms and do general tag cleanup?
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Reverse “mobile-phone” and “cellphone” tag synonyms

Currently, cellphones is the primary topic, with mobile-phone (as well as iphone and simcard) as synonyms. I propose that mobile-phones should be the primary term instead. The device has many names ...
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Tag CZ synonyms

I noticed that cz is synonym of china-southern-airlines. But I have expected that it would be a synonym of czech-republic so I think that the tag synonym should be changed or deleted
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Please merge the old “weddings” tag into the new “marriage” tag as the latter is more inclusive

We just got a question involving marriage but not weddings though I noticed we already have a weddings tag. Yes marriage and weddings are different things but "marriage" encompasses weddings and with ...
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How to tag questions about boat travel on rivers & lakes?

Consider this question: Boat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in April OP created a new tag boat, but that's not a good solution, since there's already boats. Surely boat & boats should point to the ...
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Do we need both tags “event travel” and “events”?

Well it turns out we have these two apparently very similar tags. I've included their tag wiki excerpts: event-travel × 19 Travel for the purpose of seeing or experiencing a particular occasion ...
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Singular tags still popping up

I've noticed two singular tags lately. One has a bit of usage and the other is brand new: muslim cigar-bar I know "Muslim" works as noun and adjective but it just doesn't feel right. Would muslims ...
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Merge the “Dutch” and “German” tags into the general “languages” tag we already have?

We already have a languages tag and it already includes arabic and english as synonyms. We just got a new tag german so I hunted around and found there's also a single-use dutch tag hanging around. ...
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Make “lessons” another synonym of the “study” tag

I just noticed there's a single-use lessons tag. I could just replace it with study but it's a great synonym that will probably be created again and again so let's just add it. We already have all ...
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Tag(s) for castles, fortresses, citadels, palaces, chateaux, forts etc

How should we tag the following types of structures? citadels fortresses/forts châteaux palaces castles Obviously they are very different in purpose and structure, but many travellers may not be ...
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Metro & subway tags

The metro tag was recently converted into a synonym of trains. Making it a synonym is fine by me, but shouldn't it point to public-transport instead? I mean, "metro" and "subway" are clearly ...
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Should we have a “surface travel” tag as well as an “overland” tag?

The way I had always thought about the term "overland" in relation to travel was that it included all forms of travel other than air travel despite one literal interpretation that "land" could mean "...
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Combine “connection” and “transit” tags?

The connection and transit tags cover largely the same ground, and to me they seem to be used more or less interchangeably. Should we combine them (make one a synonym of the other)? (If you think ...
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Should “drinking” be synonym for “nightlife” or “alcohol” (or something else)?

drinking is currently synonym for alcohol. I was just wondering if nightlife would be a better "synonym target" for it. What opine you? Consider how travel guides often use "Sleeping", "Eating", and "...
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Should helicopter really be a synonym for air-travel?

It seems like a pretty clear case of a sub-category rather than a synonym. The other synonyms are much more along the lines of "trying to get all the questions about airline flights and tickets in ...
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Tag children needs synonyms

I think we need to create a few synonyms for the children: kids infrant(s) toddlers
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The “China” tag should refer to both the Republic of, and People's Republic of, China [closed]

So right now we have china and it refers to the People's Republic of China (PROC)! I find this a bit wrong, no matter the fact that we'll have a lot more questions about the PROC than the Republic of ...
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Should the “Korea” tag redirect to “South Korea”?

Now that we have our first North Korea question I decided to check if we previously used korea or south-korea. So right now we have south-korea and korea redirects to it! I find this a bit wrong, no ...
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Do we need both “nature” and “wildlife” tags, and how they should be used?

Yeah, it's that time again. We have nature and wildlife. They are mostly consistently applied, but the question is whether we need to differentiate between the two. Both aren't used too much ...
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Please help with tag wikis if you have some spare time

We had an event in the chat last night, and while not many where there, @Roflcopter and myself spent some time updating tag wikis. We welcome ANYONE with the required reputation levels to click on ...
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We should call it “Uluru” but let people find it when they search for “Ayers Rock”

Not trying to pick on anyone but we have another backwards pair of tag synonyms. The big red rock in the Centre of Australia has been officially and correctly called "Uluru" for some time now. But ...
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Exchange vs exchange rates

I suspect this has come up, but after the comments on Exchanging Albanian Money Into Euros Outside Albania, wondered if we could clarify here. exchange is a synonym for exchange-rates - that is, any ...
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A couple of new tag merge requests (Nov '11)

I recently invented both a forms and paperwork tag. They should be synonyms, so far they're used the same number of times, just once I think, but they'll surely be used more. I think "paperwork" might ...