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Yes, a mod should merge the tags.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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