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What is the difference between wildlife and animals?

I agree with merging wildlife and animals, as both would be considered fauna. Plants would not fall under the designation of wildlife as they would be considered flora. If we wanted to eliminate any ...
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Could we benefit from an "accessibility" tag?

Thanks so much for bringing up this very important discussion topic. I see it as an exciting opportunity for us! In the words of @Ken Graham: This not only will make many individuals happier in the ...
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Can we change our tag line to include more topics and make us easier to find?

"Outdoorsmanship" is exactly right. It not only covers being outdoors, but also the skills and techniques of dealing with unique situations of being outdoors. For those that don't like this ...
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Could we benefit from an "accessibility" tag?

Possible text, Disability-options Questions about improving the access to or enjoyment of the Outdoors for people with physical or intellectual disabilities, limitations or special needs.
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Could we benefit from an "accessibility" tag?

disability-options Personally I think this is a great step forward to promoting this site. Just as @imsodin stated in his comment: "In general I don't think tags need to be introduced formally, ...
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March 2018 tag rename requests

I agree with the proposed changes (except that I find equipment vastly superior to gear, but that's flogging a dead horse). I just have my usual laisser-faire stance: This is so minor that while it ...
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Synonyms of the Scope/Off Topic/On Topic/Topics tags

I've merged the tags and set up a synonym off-or-on-topic -> scope. The individual on-topic and off-topic tags will be automatically deleted in about 24 hours, and I don't expect them to come back, ...
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Can we change our tag line to include more topics and make us easier to find?

I imagine a more polished version of something similar to the following (neither native English speaker nor very good with words here): For people who love being outdoors enjoying nature and ...
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Can we change our tag line to include more topics and make us easier to find?

I don't think it's lacking inclusiveness. Merriam-Webster defines "outdoorsman" as one who spends much time in the outdoors or in outdoor activities , with no mention of gender. However, as this is a ...
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Can we change our tag line to include more topics and make us easier to find?

For people who love to be surrounded by nature.
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Merge [canyoneering] with [canyoning], and [abseiling] with [rappelling]

All merging does is it retags any questions which had the synonymous tag before the synonym was created. This is just to ensure consistency and make it easier for people to search. It does and it ...
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Let's fill out the on-topic page

This site is about activities that occur in the Great Outdoors, including but not limited to: rock climbing fishing hiking mountaineering skiing backpacking caving etc. Also on topic are questions ...
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Let's fill out the on-topic page

The page has already been filled out, which is a great step forward! The community wiki from which it came is now status-completed. Therefore, I'll add another answer. While all of those are ...
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Merge [canyoneering] with [canyoning], and [abseiling] with [rappelling]

I personally feel that they should not be merged. As Liam already explained the main purpose of tags. These are the keywords that can help us get more visitors and hence potential users. There are ...
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Can we change our tag line to include more topics and make us easier to find?

I happen to like outdoorsmanship one who spends much time in the outdoors or in outdoor activities dictionary.com a person devoted to outdoor sports and recreational activities, as hiking, ...
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Tag merge request: toilet-etiquette and human-waste

Done - I have merged and ensured the synonym will remain.
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Can we change our tag line to include more topics and make us easier to find?

I think I would reword it as For people who love outdoor activities (including camping, hiking, and climbing), nature, and the wilderness. I put our sort of "big three" of topics in there but ...
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