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Yes, a mod should merge the tags.


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I agree they are different enough that they should have different tags, but I think they should be motorboats sailboats and rowboats.


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In addition to what Liam said, for questions where people ask for repair guides, licenses, gear guides etc though not in the sense of shopping but like 'What is good in a first aid kit' as an example location tags could be helpful here. This is to do with cultural and language barriers as well as pricing - what is a 'cheap and great item for a first aid kit ...


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I also feel that having only very narrow tags is bad, whether for SEO (I no nothing about that) or just because a tag without enough questions can't really do grouping. However a new tag is by definition always a narrow tag, as there is just one question in it. So it is just the natural evolution of a tag, to start off narrow. To bridge that problem, we have ...


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No, instead change dinosaur to something more general, such as "paleontology", and add fossil tags to the questions mentioned. Furthermore, other SE sites employ a similar tactic, using a tag "paleontology" as a catch-all for these kinds of questions: https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/paleontology https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/...


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Our general rule of thumb is to use the plural for noun tags, so I've renamed it accordingly.


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I wouldn't make a separate tag for fitness because any regimen to help you do X better in the TGO context will have an element of fitness to it. I suggest rewriting the tag description. Putting tutelage of a peer first makes it sound haphazard and amateurish. And, almost by definition, if you are training under the instruction of someone, that someone is ...


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Let's quote the purpose of tags from the help center, What are tags, and how should I use them? A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. Tags are a means of connecting experts with questions they will be able to answer by sorting questions into specific, well-defined categories. Tags can also be used to help you identify questions ...


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I agree that there should be some distinction, but note that there is a lot of difference between sailing on a river in a 6ft sailboat and sailing on the ocean in a 50ft er. In addition, there is much in common with the different boat types, so there is no reason not to have "boats" (sorry, I don't know how to make buttons). In reality, what do we ...


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Is there an risk of constructing a classification system that is internally consistent, but wouldn't make any sense to outside users? In the US outdoors community, people often use either the name of the state or the name of a specific national park to describe their destination (Wyoming, Texas, Rocky Mountain National Park, Yosemite, the High Sierras). ...


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I like "something-identification" much better - in my opinion "this" is purely noise. According to the linked Q&A the "identify-this-something" pattern is a network thing, but e.g. biology.SE doesn't adhere to it. So I wouldn't change anything unless there is some requirement imposed. I don't think we need or should create new tags "artificially in ...


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The problem with this is unwanted tag fragmentation. The reason why umbrella tags are a good thing (especially as we are talking about very few questions here) are described in this answer: https://outdoors.meta.stackexchange.com/a/800/3602 E.g. some of these questions are not specific to climbing, but mountaineering in general. The link to the specific ...


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I think this would do much to clear potential tag confusion on these items.


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No there are many types of fossils. The suggestion to merge/re-tag dinosaur into fossil is like suggesting merge/re-tag animals and trees into [tag:living_things], then of course we would need a second tag... [tag:Dead_things] and we could delete all the other tags.


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I agree that specific tags are a good thing. However for me there is one dilemma: Tags are useful to categorize questions broadly, e.g. to favorite/ignore question, narrow the search, ... Categorizing only is useful if there is a critical mass of questions tagged with one specific tag. If I suddenly need to favorite 10 different tags to follow a topic which ...


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The questions can have various level of localization. For example take that one: Do I need to worry about feral dogs or even wolves if I camp in random areas while hitchhiking in Georgia (the country)?. It is about camping in Georgia, but it could be formulated to target the whole Kaukasus, Middle Asia, or it could be something specify for trekking in ...


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Is it likely that a user browsing will select a tag associated with equipment cleaning? Is that sufficiently distinguishing that it makes sense?


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