Seeing an influx of DNA questions recently (by influx I mean 1 question a day as opposed to the usual 0), I thought it might be worth cleaning up the DNA tags a bit.

We have:

All of which makes good sense. should be used on all DNA-related questions, and then the appropriate subgroup of testing as applicable.

The minor changes I propose, for the sake of consistency and to satiate my OCD:

  • Rename to . A benefit is that when a user asking a question enters a tag name and types in "dna", then autosomal-dna will also come up as a suggestion. Otherwise users might not think to search for just "autosomal".
  • Could please be renamed (note the hyphen)? Just for consistency. SE gets upset when I've tried to change it, so I guess it has to be done by a higher-up.
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    I think I've fixed the x-dna problem and will fix autosomal-dna. Let me know if things don't work as expected.
    – Jan Murphy Mod
    May 22, 2016 at 19:34
  • Looks good, cheers @JanMurphy
    – Harry V. Mod
    May 22, 2016 at 20:17
  • I added proposed tag definitions and usage guidance for SNP and Big-Y, I don't have permission to do anything but propose them.
    – WilliamKF
    Jul 12, 2016 at 0:27


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