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Should the road-trips tag allow for other modes of transportation than by car?

The tag description for road-trips states: Road trips are long journeys by car. Should this be rephrased to include motorbikes? Motorbikes use the same roads as cars, so I'm not sure why road trips ...
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Should "esta" and "us-visa-waiver-program" be synonyms?

Should we merge the esta and us-visa-waiver-program tags? While there is a technical sense in which they are not exactly the same thing, many questions about "traveling to the US on an ESTA" ...
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Exploring the [restricted-areas] of our tag space

The tag restricted-areas (currently three questions, no tag wiki) is a mess. In theory, the phrase brings to mind places such as military bases and nature preserves that often require special permits ...
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Rename [mexican-citizens] to [mexican-nationals]

Everyone born in Mexico is considered a Mexican National, and foreigners who have resided in Mexico for (typically) 5+ years, and fulfil a number of requirements, can obtain Mexican Nationality. ...
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Enough already with [travel]? Time to get it block-listed?

See this related question: Is the tag “travel” a little broad?. Or more specifically, its accepted answer by Michael Hampton: The travel tag already has zero questions (and strangely, two followers). ...
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A google-maps tag?

Should we make a google-maps tag? It is a map so hence it is on-topic here as it relates to Travel. The search term google maps has 400+ results and is used in quite a lot of q's: https://travel....
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Spring Tag Rename 2020

Since it's no longer Summer 2016 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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Covid-19-virus tag

I was surprised to discover that the tag regarding the current pandemic is covid-19-virus. As the blurb describing the tag correctly explains, “Covid-19” is not the name of the virus but the name of ...
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What tags do we have related to [the-netherlands]?

As a Dutch citizen, I like to follow tags related to The Netherlands. As such, I think an overview of all tags related to The Netherlands may come in handy, not just for me. So far, I've found ...
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We just reached 9000 visa questions [duplicate]

We just reached 9000 visa questions. visa is by far the most popular tag on Travel.SE, followed by usa with 4618 questions at this moment. If 39,637 is the count of questions on Travel.SE, questions ...
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Purpose of the [fuel] tag

When I came across the fuel tag, I assumed it related to automotive fuel, like finding diesel stations, or about fuel pre-purchase options for rental cars. The actual questions tagged are rather ...
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Not all tags show up in question overview

I just did a search on is:q wheelchair. This is one of the questions that shows up: This shows tags air-travel and aircraft. However, when I click through to the question this shows three tags: air-...
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Should visa questions be tagged with [country] or [city]?

I came across a question today, about a user asking if Indian citizens need a transit visa for Thailand (Bangkok). The questions revisions can be viewed here. It was tagged with all the necessary visa ...
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How did we get an [italy-weather] tag?

That seems highly specific. Two questions, both already tagged italy and weather-and-climate. https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/italy-weather can we just get rid of it?
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Do we need an [october] tag

We don't have any "month" tags except for october. I am struggling to work out when such a tag would ever be useful. Should we delete it?
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Inconsistent tag naming for insurance

There is inconsistent tag naming between insurance and travel-insurance-claim. Travel-insurance is a synonym of insurance but travel-insurance-claim doesn’t have an insurance-claim synonym. We need ...
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Tag Frankfurt ambiguity

Looking at a question I just see there's a tag Frankfurt. As a German everytime someone says Frankfurt I ask which one, as there is another town in far east Germany Frankfurt an der Oder. I'm ...
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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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Rename gps-navigation to be gnss-navigation

Essentially all questions currently tagged gps-navigation are not specific to GPS, but apply to all GNSS, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and others. Many users may not even be aware which one of ...
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Can we add travel-card tag?

There could be multiple questions regarding travel cards of various states in various countries. For example in Washington DC it's the SmarTrip card, in New York City it is the MetroCard in the USA. ...
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I couldn't find a tag for vaccination, though it should have been used in some questions

Is this the right place to ask for someone to create a new tag: vaccination
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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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