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What is our policy on creating new tags?

A relatively new user has created the tag fins. Ordinarily I would not notice this, or much care, but he has twice edited a question of mine to add his new tag, which I have twice rejected. See ...
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Tag rename request: balay-stance -> belay-stance

There's a typo in the tag name balay-stance. Could a mod rename it to "belay-stance" please?
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Use of [shooting] and [guns]

These two tags seem very similar: shooting: Shooting is the act or process of firing firearms. Use this tag for questions relating to the shooting for sport or shooting for hunting purposes. ...
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̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶8̶ April 2019 tag rename requests

I found a few more non-pluralized tags and so I am going to list them and their replacements again, and would also appreciate if a few other people would go over the list and the query I am using to ...
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March 2018 tag rename requests

Update: The reason I am asking for this is because it's much easier and less irritating all around if the mods do the tag merges. If I were to manually retag the equipment-care to gear-care it ...
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Tags for the European long distance trails

We have a question about the E1 and a (poor) question about the E4. We might get more questions about the various European E-routes, like we already have many about the more popular American long-...
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What is the difference between wildlife and animals?

Update I merged wildlife into animals. End Update We have two very similar tags wildlife and animals. The more I look at this, the more it seems that the difference is too small to justify two tags....
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Can a tag that has been deleted be re-created using the same name?

I learned from How to delete a tag? that If the tag has 0 questions associated with it, do not submit a tag deletion request. Tags with no questions under them are automatically deleted by the ...
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What should the human-factors tag be used for or should it be used at all?

Update: I burned the tag. It didn't seemed to be used much and of the few times it was used about half were done incorrectly as for my guess of what it was meant to be used for. As no one seemed to ...
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Tag for doing activities solo

I think that most people would agree that doing outdoor activities solo carries unique risks and can be quite different (there is also probably a portion of users whose default reaction would be don't)...
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What is the most general term for “walking up mountains and then ski them down” as a tag?

TLDR: Please write the most common/general/appropriate term (to be used as a tag) for the activity described below in an answer. There is this one outdoorsy activity that we had some questions on, ...
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Adding specific identification tags to existing identification questions

As of right now if you want to search the questions about identifying a particular animal you can use the animal-identification to search for them. However if you wanted to look up all of the ...
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Can we make the identification tags more specific and decide on the convention?

Looking at the questions under the animal-identification and identification I think that we could be a lot more specific. There are two ways to do it, either the identify-this- convention or to ...
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What exactly is the distinction between hiking, trekking and backpacking?

So we have these three tags which are all fairly popular and have lots of overlap. I feel like it is often happenstance whether one is chosen over the other for a question, or they are combined. Our ...
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The water and drinking-water tags

We have water and drinking-water. Many water questions are in fact about drinking-water, but certainly not all. Should anything be done about this? Some options I can see: Retag any water ...
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What does the community think of the outdoor-gadgets tag?

There's a new outdoor-gadgets tag, and I'm wondering how the community feels about it. It only has two questions so far, which is why it seems to be worth thinking about now. Both of the questions are ...
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Could we benefit from an “accessibility” tag?

I am bringing up this idea in light of Are there any Draisines-Railbike Companies that have wheelchair accessibility? as well as my question (Jury-rig a walker for outdoor activity that might involve ...
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Could we get something like the worldbuilding hard-science tag?

On the worldbuilding stack site there is a tag called hard-science. When this tag is used, it generates the following text. This question asks for hard science. All answers to this question ...
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Tagging: winterraum vs winter-room

The question Are all Alpine winterraums just for emergency? has been tagged with winterraum. It is the first question with this tag and I was wondering whether this is a term used in English? If it is ...
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Tag for climbing gym?

While we're on the subject of climbing tags, during my recent question I was surprised to find no tags for climbing gym. I did, however, see a comment on this answer about adding a climbing gym tag ...
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Anchors Tag - retire it in favor of more specific alternatives

The anchors tag is mostly rock-climbing questions, but with a few boating and snow anchor questions mixed in. There's also the setting-up-an-anchor tag that's not used much. I'd suggest retiring the ...
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Equipment is now Gear

This is a simple fact of search frequency. A quick check on google trends shows that people do search for hiking gear, camping gear, etc. However equipment does not show up in these searches often, ...
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Is Skateboarding ontopic?

We've the tags surfing and snowboarding. Especially "snowboarding" implies that skateboarding should be definitely on-topic since it evolved from it. The development of snowboarding was inspired ...
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Tagging identification questions

Since we accept some questions about species identification, I wonder how we should tag these. For this question I created the animal-identification, but I am unsure if this is a senseful thing to do....
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Tagging: animals vs wildlife?

Maybe this question is clear for native speakers, however I cannot find an answer to it. What is the difference between the tags animals and wildlife? Should they be synonymized?
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Rappelling or abseiling?

I was recently reading this article and it had an interesting insight that I think is relevant to us: Why do American climbers call it “Rappelling”? They chose the French term for sliding ...
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Merge [kayak] and [kayaking]

There doesn't seem to be much point in having both a kayak and kayaking tag. They should be merged into one. Most other tags seem to be the activity name, so kayaking seems like the choice for which ...
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Organize rock climbing and other climbing questions better by banning “climbing” tag

Note I'm lifting the discussion here but making a concrete proposal. That discussion is also very old but no action step was taken so I believe a clean "feature request" question is better. My ...
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Snorkeling, Spear fishing, skin diving - Same tags?

I see we have a scuba diving and a snorkeling tag. Do we group free diving / apnea diving under snorkeling, or do we create its own tag? What about spear fishing? Does it fall under free diving or a ...
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How to discuss tags in a proper way?

I noted, that there are a lot of discussions on individual tags here on the great outdoors meta. I also noted that there are a lot of strange tags, synonyms and tags not accomplying to the conventions ...
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Subjective questions: Book recommendations

This needs an introduction: I just wanted to ask for book recommendations about alpinism and therefore had a search first. I noticed there are 6 questions with a [books]-tag but the tag isn't really ...
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Rename tag request: vibram-five-fingers

I believe that the tag vibram-five-fingers should be renamed to vibram-fivefingers as FiveFingers is the official name of the product. Also, I recommend making fivefingers a synonym.
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How to delete a tag?

AFAIK, only moderators can delete a tag. In that case, how do we notify the moderators for unwanted/useless tags? Eg: mountain-identifying is a tag.
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Changing water-purification to water-treatment

The term "purification" has specific connotations which implies that there will be no remaining contamination. In the great outdoors as well domestically, we never really purify water, we treat it in ...
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Do we really need an “untagged” tag?

We have an untagged tag, which I think should not exist. What do people think? If we DO decide to remove the tag, is there any way to prevent it from showing up again?
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“hygiene” and “hygeine” tags should be merged

There are both, a hygiene and a hygeine tag. Please merge those two tags into the correctly spelled one! I hope this is the right place to bring this up, I wasn't sure.
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Do we allow to have a tag named after a particular place?

I am preparing for two Expeditions in Himalays, one of them is simpler, late this year, and the other which is probably a tough one in the next year around August. Regarding both the places I seek ...
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Difference between walking and hiking?

Is there any difference between walking and hiking? There is more popular tag hiking and less popular walking (used intensively be me in past...). I see they are used for the same activity, so my ...
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Rename [tag:mountain] to [tag:mountains]?

Shouldn't the tag mountain be renamed to mountains? It sounds much better for me. I'd rather not say "I'm going to mountain" but "I"m going to mountains". disclaimer I'm not native speaker, so my ...
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Geographical Regions Tags

What template should we follow for the the wiki summary of geographical-related tags? e.g. us canada europe new-england new-zealand alps Should we follow a format like the following: Geographical ...
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Footwear-related tags

Do we really need all the different tags for footwear? Most don't have definitions to help people decide which one to use (or how to choose more than one) - and I think, at the very least, footwear ...
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Is the training tag for lessons or for practicing/exercising?

I just asked a question about sailing lessons. There were no tags that were unequivocally related to learning something: learning, lessons, instruction, and so on don't seem to exist. There is a ...
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Tag-Request: dividing boats into

While keeping the tag [boat] for genereal purpose we could consider to add tags as: [motor-boat] [rowing-boat] [sail-boat]. edit (answer by: Kevin): motorboats rowboats sailboats As the site is ...
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Excess tags for related topics?

I see nothing in this question that warrants the bouldering tag that has been added; I think it should be removed. If the bouldering tag is justified in this case, how so, and would not that logic ...
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Tags for geographical zones

As well as Tagging geographical areas we should also make tags for geographical zones: tropic polar temperate (just to be complete, but actually not needed I think) I think especially the tropic and ...
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Tagging geographic areas

I asked a question about camping on beaches, and I am interested specifically in the US's east coast from Main to Maryland, more or less. I tagged the question with new-england and mid-atlantic rather ...