As of right now if you want to search the questions about identifying a particular animal you can use the to search for them.

However if you wanted to look up all of the questions about identifying fungi or trees or man-made objects in the wild or plants or scat you would have to use multiple tags.

This does not seem consistent to me or user friendly.

What I would like to propose is to create tags for each specific category in order to make it easier to search and to make the tags consistent.

Currently the naming convention is something-identification, I will leave it to another question to decide if that should be changed to the identify-this type of names.

Specifically I would like to create the following tags and apply them to the questions listed below,

  • "scat" is a weird one to me. That's not a word that's commonly used in outside the US. Though I suppose the questions have that in the title so it can't do any harm
    – user2766
    Oct 2, 2017 at 8:12
  • Scat is certainly the normal term used in Britain.
    – Chenmunka
    Oct 5, 2017 at 10:04

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As I said before, I think these tags make sense, so I see no reason why not to use them.

I do not agree with replacing/removing though - not unless these tags are more established (except maybe , with at least 6 questions, which is still not much). As Liam wrote in the other questions:

[...] at the moment the has 46 questions and has 30. Making this grouping more specific is just going to scatter the information and likely lower the SEO value. If we had a lot more questions in these subjects and they needed further sub dividing then this would make sense. As it stands I don't think it does. So we shouldn't change these tags or re-tag the questions tagged by them.

Given you already went through all that trouble and the tags are useful, my vote is for adding the tags to the questions you proposed but also leaving on them.

  • 1
    This seems very sensible to me
    – user2766
    Oct 2, 2017 at 8:12

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