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Applying geographic tags to questions?

Should we be encouraging the use of geographic tags for questions, at least at the country level, maybe state, province, UK county? A lot of questions (most?) are about a specific area. If they ...
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Is our tagging structure fit for purpose? Do we agree what its purpose is?

Recent discussions about tag synonyms prompted me to check whether we have an emerging consensus about the structure of our tagging system, or whether things are still in flux. I tried to review ...
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Improving our tagging (redux)

At the risk of suggesting more work for the stalwarts who already contribute most to this site (and of boring everyone to death as I revisit a topic I raise quite often): Is there an approach we can ...
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Should we be allowing specific support questions for specific software or online genealogy sites?

Should we be allowing specific support questions for specific software or online genealogy sites? It seems to me that we should and we can keep things straight with tagging.
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We need consistency in the various records tags

As expected, our tag list is full of tags describing different types of records: records death-record birth-record vital-records census-records military-records marriage-records court-records land ...
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Proposal to remove tags like brick-wall and road-block

People are asking questions on the site in order to help them make progress in their research, which is great. However some of these questions are coming with tags like road-block and brick-wall, ...
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Reviewing the subscription, website, and ancestry.com tags

While I was looking around for things to tidy up, I saw that we had a tag subscription. The original questions with this tag were: If my Ancestry.com subscription lapses will my links to premium data ...
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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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Should we use century tags (like 20th-century) or alternative, typically numeric year-range tags (like 1900s)

I notice that we have tags "20th-century" and "1900s"; these would mean the same thing for many (not necessarily most) of us. For others, the alternative numerics (1900s) refers not to a century, but ...
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Organising our software and website tags

A recent round of re-tagging highlighted that the way we are tagging questions relating to software and websites is highly inconsistent, and that not everyone is happy with the current state of ...
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On tags and time periods

This is a follow up inspired by Improving our tagging (redux). Let's think about tags for dates and date ranges. I'll begin by listing some of the prior questions that may bear on this question: ...
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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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Why is the Software tag being edited out?

What is the reason for removal of the "software" tag whenever it was used on a question. I've had a number of questions over the past couple of weeks where the "software" tag that I thought was the ...
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What is the difference between the [research] and [research-methods] tags?

What is the difference between the research and research-methods tags? Should we merge them? If not, how do we draw a distinction between them?
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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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Should we blacklist some tags that can be applied to almost every question?

As moderators we are able to recommend to the Community Team that certain tags become blacklisted and there is a documented procedure for that: How should we make tag blacklist requests? Here at G&...
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How can we clean up our date/event tags?

In an effort to clean-up our tags several groups of tags have been identified as needing review to bring consistency to their use. At the top of that list is the time frame related tags. Previously ...
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Better defining the palaeography, transcriptions, translation, language(?) tags?

I've noticed there does not seem to be a whole lot of consistency with the palaeography, translation, and transcriptions tags. I think they all have their place, but their use is not yet well defined....
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How can we pluralize tags?

When trying to add an 's' to death-record tags, as we previously discussed, I was shown the following error message: Creating the new tag [death-records] is not allowed since the tag [death-record] ...
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Rename double-date to dual-date

Can we rename the double-date tag to dual-date? As I jokingly mentioned in a previous response, a "double date" is a social event. This wikipedia page explains the rationale behind this terminology.
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Would tags for “event” and/or “residence” be helpful?

See the question, Census or Residence; it inquires about whether a census is an "event" or if it is a series of underlying "pfacts" (age/inferred dob, residence, occupation, etc.). We have a tag for ...
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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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How are we using geographic tags?

This topic was brought up right at the start of beta: Applying geographic tags to questions? But I think it is worth revisiting, as there seems little consistency these days when it comes to ...
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Should there be a tag for top level domains for web-based questions?

In https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/a/1599/70 I provided a suggestion on how to use a particular on-line product. It turns out that although this is a global enterprise, particular features depend ...
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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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Are Twitter hashtags working optimally for StackGenealogy and G&FH SE?

I have just had a bit of a look at how Twitter hashtags arise for our StackGenealogy Twitter account that is fully automated. Currently, the first (most common) tag on a question that gets tweeted by ...
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Using family name (surname) tags?

Do we allow using family name (surname) tags or not? Do you think this will be a limitation in the future?
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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 ...