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no tag "cyrillic"?

The post on Mar 9, 2023 needs tags like "cyrillic", "russian-empire", "russian". Why are there no such tags yet? At least, "cyrillic". It could draw attention ...
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Is [onomastics] tag needed?

A tag for onomastics has appeared and has currently been applied to two questions. Those two questions are about the origin of particular surnames. Wikipedia describes onomastics in this way: ...
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Lowering the threshold of votes to close/re-open questions?

Updated: As the preferences expressed seem to endorse the change, I have asked the Community Managers (CMs) to carry out a one month test of reducing the number of close/re-open votes to 3 to see how ...
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Proposed Help Center wording for 'lookup requests'

As a community, we've discussed how to handle 'lookup requests' before, but never written anything explicit into our 'off-topic guidance'. I'm proposing that we incorporate the following so that we'...
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What do we want to do with the tag "online"? Should we get rid of it?

This https://genealogy.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3296/6485 suggestion seemed to slip through without being implemented -- should we take it forward? online seems to be used for a grab-bag of purposes -...
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Why was this question deleted?

I asked this question back on Oct 12, 2012: Extract Facts from an Army Portrait I thought it was a good question. It had 14 upvotes and 4 answers having 5, 3, 2 and -2 votes. Someone named ...
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Should we have tags "ashkenazi" and "jews"?

I added a new tag ashkenazi for a question I posted. As many of you know, people of Ashkenazi descent have special issues with interpreting DNA relatedness, due to their ancestors' endogamy. I'm now ...
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Do we need an Acronyms tag?

We have 4 questions with the tag acronyms. It has no tag wiki, but seems to have been used to mark questions that ask about the use of acronyms/abbreviations in otherwise unrelated record sets. I don'...
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Why was this marked as unclear if they had said it was off-topic?

I have a question about my Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange post: Why are some families more into tradition than others, and use their surnames as a way to enforce them? I asked a ...
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Tag usage and Wiki suggestions for the relationship-mapping tag

The tag relationship-mapping already existed by the time I joined the site, with the very brief tag info of: Determining the relationship between two people. The user who created the tag is no ...
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Making status-animarum synonym of vital-records?

Can someone please suggest status-animarum be a synonym for vital-records? I'd suggest it myself, but my reputation does not permit.
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How many FindMyPast tags are needed?

This question may be related to Reviewing the subscription, website, and ancestry.com tags and Should there be a tag for top level domains for web-based questions? but I think it may be possible to ...
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Tag cleanup: baptisms and marriages

This morning I cleaned up the various burial-related tags as per the consensus on Even more tag cleanup: burials and cemeteries. Part of this process involved renaming burial to burial-practices. This ...
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Draft questions lost forever

I just spent three hours constructing an very long and comprehensive answer -- and then my internet connection dropped (the perils of living on rural England). Is there anyway to resuscitate my ...
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Do we want hats? Announcing the 2016 Winter Bash!

Yes, it's that time of year again! Here at Genealogy.SE, we have the option to celebrate this time of the year with a unique, age-old Stack Exchange tradition: hats! By completing certain tasks, ...
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Contacting previously unknown cousin privately after discovery through G&FH SE?

A previously unknown cousin was discovered through this very site. How do we get in contact privately? I do not think the discussion about our research about our common ancestors is of interest to ...
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Cleaning up the DNA tags

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: dna mitochondrial-dna ...
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"Research" tag: define usage guidance or remove?

I know that this has been brought up before (see some previous questions at the bottom of this post), but as far as I can tell there has not been a question devoted specifically to this tag. It would ...
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Even more tag cleanup: burials and cemeteries

As I was writing up the Topic Challenge for this week, I noticed that we currently have these tags relating to burials and cemeteries: burial has 9 questions and no usage guidance burial-records has ...
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Vote / Discuss: Consolidate New York tags?

We have new-york, new-york-city, and new-york-state. Can we get rid of new-york?
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Can we improve our pitch to potential users?

The bolding below is mine. At Area 51 it says that we are a: Beta Q&A site for expert genealogists and people interested in genealogy or family history Our Tour and Help says: Genealogy ...
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Should Army, Navy and Air Force be synonyms of Military Records tag?

In a recent answer to an old question (Synonymize [Military] and [Army]) @JanMurphy suggested revisiting how we tag questions about military records. At the moment we have or could have tags for: ...
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Do you want hats? 2014 Winter Bash

Yes, it's that time of year again. Half the world bundles up with cocoa and candy canes for the season and the other half surfs the waves with Santa. Meanwhile, here at Genealogy.SE, we have the ...
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Bug report: sticky indicators on top status bar

I'm using Firefox 31.0, which is up-to-date as of the writing of this question, on Windows 8.1, logging into SE by means of a Google Account. This weekend the red box with the number of unread inbox ...
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problems logging into main site and to chat

For the past three hours or so, I have been unable to log in to G&FH.SE and to the Weekly Genealogy Chat. Now that I've finally been able to log in to G&FH.SE itself, I wanted to document as ...
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Make [headstone] a synonym of [grave-marker]?

headstone and grave-marker both exist. grave-marker has more uses and even a tag wiki description, so I assume we would make headstone a synonym of grave-marker.
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Bug report: FAQ not editable by moderator

When I try to edit the first section of the FAQ (by clicking on the moderator's "edit" button) nothing happens. Firefox 18.0.1 or IE10. I can edit the about page.
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Possible duplicate question

Does What are the pros and cons of joining a Family History Society to advance my research? overlap enough with How helpful will joining my local Genealogical Society be if my family research is in a ...
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Why is tag [proof] being removed from question about resolving identity conflict?

See the question, "How do I correctly identify an individual who goes by multiple names?" The circumstance involves a collection of sources that might, or might not be about the same person. Benny is ...
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Synonymize [Military] and [Army]

The (once used) tag army seems to be an exact synonym of military. I don't have rep enough yet, so could someone else propose this synonym (with military as the master)? I could just remove army from ...
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Tag wiki suggested edit reviews

I know that we don't have that many users with high rep. yet, but I'm just wondering how the review for suggested edits work? As per @GeneJ's suggestion, I improved the suggested edit for the ...
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When will we get a newsletter?

Every site that I know of has a weekly newsletter- except GFH SE. For those who don't know, a newsletter normally contains the top questions from this week, the top two from the last week, and any ...
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Area51 questions

There were a lot of good questions proposed on the Area51 site. I thought ones with a score of 10 or more automatically appeared in the beta. Have I misunderstood? I was looking for several of those '...
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First section link in the FAQ is broken [closed]

The "What kind of questions can I ask here?" link in the right navbar on the main FAQ page is broken for me. Its causing a JavaScript error when clicked.
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