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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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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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Standardizing on airport tags

I suggest that when discussing specific airports on travel.se, we tag them with the correct IATA airport code: SFO -- San Francisco International Airport -- San Francisco, California, United States ...
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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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Tags should be plurals (with a few caveats)

Hey travellers I'd just like to revisit an old issue: Plural tags should be the lead tag in a set of tag synonyms. At least that's what we seemed to decide from the clickvoting back then. Somehow at ...
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country-citizen tags - convention needed

Kudos to @hippietrail for starting off the country-citizen tags for all the various visa issues. However, for example we have: australian-citizens, pakistan-citizens and nz-citizens. Anyone see the ...
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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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Tag issues (please add yours!)

One unique aspect of this site is/will be its tags—it already has more than some beta sites, and will end up (I suspect) having a simply huge number. A site with a lot of tags is not a bad thing! ...
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Please rename the [georgia-country] tag

The tag georgia-country is strangely named and mildly confusing: what's so special about Georgia that the associated tag can't be georgia? And no, the argument that plain georgia could mean the US ...
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Traditional English place names or current official English place names for tags?

We have had some discussions before about Native placenames vs English placenames and placenames with accents, umlauts, diacritics. But this question is about a different case. In English many ...
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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 ...
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Plurals and Tags

We seem to be getting some duplicate tags cropping up, I think because we don't have a standard on plurals and tag names. For example, we have: airport-transfers and airport-transfer taxis and taxi ...
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IATA codes or full names for airline tags?

I noticed this question was tagged fr (IATA code for Ryanair), and assumed that was an agreed-upon practice (like tagging airport-specific questions with IATA 3-letter airport codes). I went ahead and ...
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Should we consider having tags for individual airlines?

I just saw this question about lost luggage with United. Currently it's only tagged for luggage and air-travel. I was about to add the "airlines" tag when I thought "Should that tag only be used when ...
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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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Meta tags - time to eradicate?

As Laura pointed out in Should we remove the "culture" tag?, some tags are bordering on being solely subjective. As per http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/ the ...
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Do we need to use the 'Europe' tag even when discussing just one European country?

This is the specific question I'm referring to: What's the cheapest way to purchase data access for my verizon smartphone while traveling in Spain? But in general, I don't see how the Europe tag is ...
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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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Myanmar or Burma?

After looking into it, it's apparently quite contentious. After this question I was wondering how we should tag them. burma, myanmar or both? Synonyms probably, but which would be master? Thoughts?
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Should we remove the "culture" tag?

Culture Is culture a useful tag? I see it, at best, as not adding any value, and at worst, a problematic tag that will not have a satisfactory definition. There are huge academic debates about what ...
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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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Renaming the tag "schengen-visa" to "schengen-visas"

Currently the tag is named schengen-visa but all (most) of the other visa tags are named visas. Shouldn't the Schengen Visas tag be named schengen-visas?
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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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Tag cleanup - single-use tags

We have an absolutely ridonculous amount of tags, although not unexpected. There are some single-use tags that should either be removed, merged, or synonymised. Add your personal pet peeves to the ...
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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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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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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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Is there a tag to require real life travel experience?

Quit some (good) answer are given based on smart search. Sometimes you need a been there, seen it, done it kind of answer. Would it be an idea to make a specific tag to require an answer from some one ...
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Re-examining airport tag naming policy

We've used IATA codes for airport tags since forever, but is it time to re-examine the policy and see if a change is warranted? @Gilles argued previously and also recently to adopt a [city-iatacode] ...
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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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Please add/suggest a tag wiki when creating a tag

If you've created a tag, please add or suggest a description for it. If you don't know what the tag's about, who will? If you aren't interested in the tag, who else would be? It doesn't have to be ...
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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 not automatically expire single-use tags

There is an automatic job that deletes single-use tags after 6 months. No attempt is made at determining whether the tags are good and should remain, or whether the tags are a variant name of another ...
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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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Convention for Location Tags

What is the best approach concerning location tags, i.e. tags denoting countries, regions, cities etc.? This would be a great case for a hierarchical system, but tag hierarchies are currently not ...
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What is a good tag for the "where in the world can I" questions?

I just asked a question on behalf of someone close to me who is trying to choose a place for the next family trip based on wanting to experience something specific. (In this case, it's seeing flowing ...
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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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Usefulness of "sightseeing" et al

I wonder about these tags: sightseeing seasonal activities vantage-points event-travel Who is going to follow them? Do experts in "sightseeing" or "activities" exist? Is the purpose of tags to ...
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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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Event Based Effects?

Did I miss a discussion about this new tag, event-based-effects? I am not sure it should be a tag (it smells a bit meta, like "homework" or "urgent") but if it should, perhaps current-events or ...
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2011 EVENT - Sorting out tags, wiki excerpts

Yes it's a boring topic for most, but for those amongst us who really want to get this sorted out, it's time to have an event. Last month (Oct 31) we had an answering event, and did a massive ...
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Country tag design

I saw at the SO site some icons for the tags (like asp.net-mvc). May be we can add country flags for its badge? It will add some colors to tags and questions will be easy to read. Update: What size ...
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What should the Macedonia tag refer to?

I am planning a trip to Greece and more precisely to Macedonia. I would like to ask one or another question regarding this trip. However, before doing so, I would like to settle an important tag issue....
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Tags should be plurals. "castle" should be "castles", etc

We've already discussed that tags should be plurals and it's come up since. I'm still finding a few singular tags. I could re-tag the question but for some of these tags a tag wiki and/or excerpt has ...
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Tag descriptions

Just been going through fixing a lot of the tags ('Germany - questions about Germany' is NOT a descriptive tag!), and adding to some of the popular ones. Also fixed a lot of the singular tags, which ...
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Airport tag wiki template

As most of Travel-SE regulars already know, we use IATA codes for airport tags. Such codes are often quite uninformative which airport they refer to if their tag wiki is empty, and it's not clear if ...
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So what about the Plymouth tag?

So we have a question on Plymouth and frankly based on the title I thought it was about the town in Massachusetts where the Mayflower landed (also Plymouth) - ie the 'steps' off the Mayflower. ...
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Demonyms again - Georgia-citizens or Georgian-citizens?

We've sort of tried to cover this in the past but I'm not sure if we really have a consensus. We have indian-citizens but georgia-citizens. Should the latter not be georgian-citizens or the former ...
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minor: layover and stop-over tags

Why do we have the layovers (in one word) and stop-overs (hyphenated) tags? Maybe it would be nicer to have both in one word or both hyphenated. I don't have the rights to change it myself though. ...
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Incorrect use of [b1-b2-visas] tag

Can anyone explain in what way incorrect please?: The tag wiki shows: Combined tourism and business visa for the United States, the most common USA visa. It is not a visa which allows the ...