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Burninate the "tourist" tag?

Burn it with fire. It's prone to misuse, has very little value, and as you've noted, better specific tags are available.
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

The problem that WSE has - people ignoring country tags - isn't particuarly a problem here. In general, in fact, I don't think adding little flags solves any problems we have. But it looks nice, and ...
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Is the tag "travel" a little broad?

The travel tag already has zero questions (and strangely, two followers). This tag is uselessly broad on a site which is about travel. It should be blacklisted so that it cannot be used in the future....
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Do we need an [october] tag

In my opinion we do NOT need month tags. I have had a look at the three questions which have the october tag. In all cases the question is not about the month but about traveling in the time period in ...
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On the new(ish) [drugs] tag

Not all non-medical drugs are illegal. For example, alcohol is generally legal, and is popular enough to get its own tag. Tobacco is similarly legal (though without the tag), and marijuana is legal ...
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Rename gps-navigation to be gnss-navigation

As most users seem not aware of the difference and GPS has become the general word for satellite navigation in a fair part of the world, I do not agree with the change. We can make the new tag and see ...
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Request: un-synonym-ize "clothing" and "footwear" tags

Poll answer: Please vote up this answer if you agree with the proposal as made in my meta question and downvote if you disagree. For a discussion please post another answer. Please note that this ...
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Should we flush the [toilet]?

Yes, we should flush the toilet.
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Is the tag "travel" a little broad?

The tag is too generic and broad. It doesn't categorise the question into a defined scope. It adds no relevant information whatsoever. Therefore, it should be burned with flames so tall as to make it ...
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Should we redefine or remove USA divisional tags?

Get rid of the tags, it's confusing and doesn't help to narrow down the area in a meaningful way since these aren't well defined areas. Let's replace with [usa], preferably with state tags as well.
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How to handle the [ist] tag after the IATA code IST is transferred to Istanbul Airport?

We could mass-retag ist to former-ist on the day it closes, so anyone searching for just "Istanbul" will at least see in the tags that it's possibly obsolete. (If someone wants to go through and fix ...
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Do 'children' and 'minors' mean the same thing?

In a nutshell, the way I understand it; the children tag is for questions about dealing with children, and issues faced due to children. The minors tag probably has more to do with issues that affect ...
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Can we add travel-card tag?

If I have a question about a stored value card for use on mass transit, it really means I have a question about the transit system. A question about how a Presto works is a question about how TTC ...
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How should we tag questions about West Bank travel?

Since all but one West Bank questions were also tagged with Palestine, I've merged the West Bank tag into the Palestine one. This isn't a political statement, just a matter of easier tagging. Thanks ...
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Reorganize the "mountain-climbing" and "climbing" tags

Please upvote this answer if you agree with the suggestion to make "mountain-climbing" and "climbing" two separate tags and down-vote if you disagree. For other suggestions please post another ...
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Clarify/Merge US Visa Waiver Program tags

Proposals: Keep us-visa-waiver-program. It is specific and frequent enough. Either synonymise or delete vwp. Synonymise if there is no other relevant visa waiver programme. Delete if at least one ...
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Burninate the "visit" tag

Done, all gone. The tag will tag (I believe) a week to vanish properly if it has no usage.
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Can we add travel-card tag?

It's not a good idea because there are multiple different kinds of things that different people call "travel cards". And for the sense of "travel card" that you have in mind, there's a good chance ...
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Tag Frankfurt ambiguity

A longstanding convention here is to adopt the orthography used by the English Wikipedia, in order to avoid fights over historical rivalries and grudges (e.g. Derry vs. Londonderry, Danzig vs. Gdansk)....
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How did we get an [italy-weather] tag?

Yes please edit and take them out. When empty it should disappear.
Willeke's user avatar
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Enough already with [travel]? Time to get it block-listed?

The travel tag has travelled straight onto the blocklist as an intrinsic tag - users trying to tag a post with the travel tag will now receive the message: The 'travel' tag is not allowed. Safe ...
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What should the Macedonia tag refer to?

The official name of the country is: Republika Severna Makedonija (Republic of North Macedonia) As of February 12th 2019, the amendments to the country's Constitution enter into force: ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

I agree with the flags in country tags and I would also like them in 'citizen of ... country' tags. I use other sites, and in some of them flag are or have been used. In case of Yahoo Answers 'have ...
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Should we rename and repurpose the 'tap-water' tag to 'water' to cover filtering and purifying?

I'm in favour of renaming to drinking-water. Although most questions on TSE are about dodgy tap water worldwide, drinking water doesn't always come from taps. Our tags should accommodate this.
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Should visa questions be tagged with [country] or [city]?

There are possibly just a handful of cases in which the visa policy depends on the city and/or on the airport to which one is travelling. One that I am aware of is the Transit WithOut Visa policy of ...
JoErNanO's user avatar
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Covid-19-virus tag

Yes makes sense to rename and make synonyms to ensure that all tags point to the same main tag. I suggest: covid-19-virus -> covid-19 sars-cov-2-virus -> covid-19 sars-cov-2 -> covid-19 Please add ...
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Request: un-synonym-ize "clothing" and "footwear" tags

I actually disagree with this for a couple reasons. This stack exchange is about travel. Clothing is secondary to travel. For a large percentage of the questions, the question is about clothing to be ...
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September 2016 Tag Rename & Synonym MegaQuestion

Instructions Mark the tags to be renamed below. The html arrow symbol ⇒ denotes renaming operations The html arrow symbol ← denotes synonym-creation operations Once done, mark the ...
hippietrail's user avatar
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Burninate the "visit" tag

I approve. Let's remove it from all questions (mod tools don't let me do it with one click, unfortunately).
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How to handle the [ist] tag after the IATA code IST is transferred to Istanbul Airport?

IST has finally moved, so it's about time to actually do something here. My suggestion is to retag old questions as ataturk-airport and use ist for any new questions going forward.
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