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Questions tagged [tagging]

How tags should be used.

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Should we flush the [toilet]?

There's currently seven questions tagged toilets, while there's at least 47 questions in the hygiene tag about toilets. toilet-usage was previously merged into hygiene, as noted in Merge 'toilet-...
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How to handle the [ist] tag after the IATA code IST is transferred to Istanbul Airport?

The IATA code IST and the ist tag are currently used for Istanbul Ataturk Airport. This airport will be closed on 31 December 2018 and its IATA code will be transferred to Istanbul Airport, which is ...
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How should we tag questions about West Bank travel?

The West Bank, despite its complex political and social situations, is an active tourist destination with such popular destinations as Bethlehem and Hebron. How should questions about West Bank ...
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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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Burninate the “visit” tag

There is a tag called visit. But practically every question on Travel.SE is about visiting some place, so this tag is useless. The questions with that tag seem to be a random mix with no particular ...
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Should we [transit] away from this tag?

There's 1379 questions tagged transit, and 530 questions tagged transit-visas. For what it's worth, there's 124 with both and 56 with transit, transit-visas, and visas. If you add on your citizenship ...
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Tag for 'gender' request

I'd like to request a tag for gender, since it seems like there might be a lot of questions about navigating expectations around gender as people travel places with different cultures. Would've used ...
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When should [refugees] and [asylum] be used?

refugees has 55 questions, and a tag wiki excerpt of Questions about travel as a refugee or asylum-seeker, as defined under international law. asylum has 4 questions, and no tag wiki excerpt. ...
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Tagging referral - country tag as well as more specific location tag

To ATM machine in Las Condes, Santiago Chile a user has added the tag chile (as well as atms and santiago-de-chile, which in my opinion are appropriate, but not removed internet, which in my opinion ...
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Tagging referral to avoid edit war (re specific instance of application of 'esta')

The Tile of When crossing US border, does original date limit still apply if no further date limit is written in passport? [duplicate] was originally "ESTA expiration date?". However the question has ...
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Should Questions tagged 'short-connections' routinely be tagged with 'transit' also?

I think the nature of Transferring at Zürich Airport do I need to go through Passport Control or only Security? is clear from the Title (I wrote it). Initially tagged by OP with air-travel I edited ...
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Tagging referral to avoid edit war (re specific instance of application of 'brexit')

Does the UK know whether I am currently there or not? asks: Just curious if they keep track of me entering / exiting the UK and whether that's saved somewhere? I want to apply for citizenship, and ...
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Do 'children' and 'minors' mean the same thing?

I have seen the two words being used over and over again here but don't know whether they are synonyms of each other or not. The Usage guides for the two tags seem not to help very much: children ...
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What price to pay for tag consistency?

Citizenship and residence tags at present use the adjectival form. For example italian-citizens and italian-residents rather than [italy-citizens] and [italy-residents]. There are lots of citizenship ...
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Is there a better way to handle tag renames and synonyms, without radical change?

The renaming and synonymising of tags is not working. Some tags are 'broken' (but the issue is perhaps being followed up). However Travel has a better system than I have seen on other SE sites but it ...
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How does one determine the “consensus view”?

Where there are questions about the Community's 'consensus' view (many of which relate to tagging as the tag most often applied on meta TSE in conjunction with discussion) users may refer to decisions ...
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The tagging system appears to be broken

With many thanks to RoflcoptrException a lot of tags have recently been renamed or synonymised. These include, for example, renaming drone to drones and ecuador-citizens to ecuadorian-citizens. ...
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Help please with tag [self-guided]

Because new tags may be added at any time and enquiring into them is tedious without SEDE (which is only run weekly and seems not fully in sync even so) it is difficult to be sure, but self-guided may ...
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Disambiguation of [mobile-operators] and [phone-networks] tags

If we need phone-networks (11 Open Qs) as well as mobile-operators (33 Open Qs), the latter with a Usage guide of: The companies which provide cellphone / mobile phone services around the world. ...
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The 'freelance' tag

The freelance tag has been added to the database. I know that questions and answers in the archive on this topic have been the occasion for (let us say) a 'spirited' exchange of views. And yes, some ...
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Clarify/Merge US Visa Waiver Program tags

We currently have the following tags: us-visa-waiver-program vwp visa-free-entry (Edited into discussion by Hippietrail) Does it make sense to synonymise vwp into us-visa-waiver-program? Are there ...
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Should we rename and repurpose the 'tap-water' tag to 'water' to cover filtering and purifying?

I just noticed somebody had created a new water-filtration tag. It was only used on two questions, both asked by the same person. I retagged both questions with gear, health, and food-and-drink. The ...
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Should we redefine or remove USA divisional tags?

We have tags for many U.S. states and cities, and usa for the whole country. But then we have western-usa (11 questions) for the continental US west of the Mississippi River eastern-usa (11 ...
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September 2016 Tag Rename & Synonym MegaQuestion

Since The previous version of this question is no longer attracting the attention of any moderators despite my efforts, it's time for a new Tag Renaming and Synonymizing topic. So let's once more ...
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Burninate the recommendations tag?

recommendations is a tag that exists. Despite it being very, very hard to see any time when a "recommendation" isn't going to be both opinion based and spam. Even the tag wiki kinda says "if you're ...
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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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Is the tag “travel” a little broad?

via Zach Lipton in chat: travel why does the travel tag exist? wouldn't that apply to every question here?
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Are meta tags OK now, or do we just not know what meta tags are, or have we decided to ignore Stack Exchange policies? [duplicate]

Six years ago, our venerable overlords at Stack Exchange had a hissy fit about what it calls "meta tags": The Death of Meta Tags We have also discussed them at least once, four and a half years ...
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Burninate the “tourist” tag?

I've just noticed that a tourist tag has snuck in. It's on five questions. Well apart from the fact it should be 'tourists' or 'tourism' it's probably far too broad to be of any use. In the question ...
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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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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

Someone posted this workplace.SE meta post in chat earlier, and I think this idea is just so good for Travel.SE. The idea basically is about adding country flags to the country tags, something like: ...
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Merging [repeat-visits] with [visa-runs]

I've originally proposed starting a repeat-visits tag, which was accepted, but I've since noticed that we also have a very similar visa-runs tag. Perhaps we could merge the two into a single repeat-...
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The tag [rationale] has no rationale

I just noticed the tag rationale. It seems to be applied to a random-looking selection of questions whose title starts with “why”. It doesn't reflect anything about what the question is about, or who ...
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Which tags and tag groups need attention (where several synonyms or the synonyms do not cover all they should)?

Based on this question, I think are more tag groups that need attention. I am thinking about public transport which does seem to include trams and buses but not trains, with high speed trains a ...
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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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Recent questions about marriage and visa

Perhaps it just looks like a trend, but there have been many questions about getting married to an EU citizen/in the EU while on a Schengen tourist visa. My reaction was to refer those people to ...
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Should we start a 'repeat-visits' tag?

There are tons of questions with people asking how often they can visit Country X: Can I leave South Africa before my 90 days expire, and return after a few days to stay for another 90 days? https://...
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Summer Tag Rename 2016

Since it's no longer Summer 2015 and the predecessor to this question contained a reference to a specific point in time, it's time for a new Tag Renaming topic. So let's once more compile a list of ...
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Automatic prompt for nationality/citizenship for Visa questions

Would it be possible and desirable to have some automatic prompt for visa-related questions (determined either by use of the visas tag, or just the word visa in the text) reminding question askers to ...
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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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Proposal to remove the [tag:working-visas] tag?

We generally close work visas as off-topic, apart from working-holiday questions. However it must be a bit confusing for people since we do have a work-visas tag. It's tagged on 14 questions, most ...
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Tags reorganisation around “forms”, “paperwork”, “papers”, “documents”, “documentation”, “identification”, and “identity cards”

Growing like we are sometimes gaps and inconsistencies reveal themselves in our tags. Sometimes it's better to expand a tag for various reasons and sometimes it's better to split a tag for various ...
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Specific guidance for tagging

One of the answers to Do we need to use the 'Europe' tag even when discussing just one European country? is Good plan. Use "Europe" if the question is really about Europe, the continent, not just ...
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“application-status” tag

There is a very good chance that all incoming questions about how to know the status of a UK visa application can be marked as a duplicate as soon as it is posted. If you see a new (UK) question about ...
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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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Summer Tag Rename 2015

When it comes to editing tags I usually wait for RoflcoptrException to be in the chat and I ping him directly. In case I know he's on holiday I open a meta thread every time I see a tag that should be ...