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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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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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What makes a good tag wiki excerpt for our site?

We've seen a fair bit (British understatement alert) of work recently going into our tag wiki excerpts, but a few of them are simple dictionary definitions and others have more detailed content that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do we really need a “Family Tree” tag

I appreciate it's early days, and we're still finding our feet with tags, but given this is a Genealogy and Family History site, do we really need a family-tree tag? Surely this is the sort of Meta ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Etiquette question

I recently rejected a tag wiki edit because I thought (and still think) the edit was incorrect (and stated what I thought the errors were). However, the edit was approved by two other people. My ...
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Do we want a tag for German language?

Right now the tag germany has a description that says it is only for the country and not the language, but German was used in many countries outside Germany, so perhaps the tag should be edited or a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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On tags and places

This is the second of a series of meta-questions reviewing our approach to tagging, in a follow up to Improving our tagging (redux). (The first was On tags and time periods) PolyGeo has highlighted ...
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When should we setup tag synonyms?

I'm Grace Note, a Stack Exchange Community Coordinator. I was asked by users of this site to give some advice on tag synonyms - when they should be made, when they should be declined, and the general ...
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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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Which tag(s) from immigration, emigration and migration do we need?

In the Genealogy Conference Room @vervet pointed out that: As a side note, I noticed the other day when editing a question that there are tags for immigration, emigration, and migration. It's ...
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Change [publishing-family-history] tag to just [publishing]?

Should we change publishing-family-history to just publishing?
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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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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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Retag option missing

Yesterday, I was able to see the "retag" option beneath questions (and successfully retagged a question), but today I'm not seeing that option. Anyone know why I wouldn't be seeing this option ...
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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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Would some industry tags be useful?

Seeing Records of miners in the California Gold Rush? this morning, and having personally asked several mining industry questions, got me thinking that the occupation tag might sometimes be well ...
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Will we have a list of tags to choose from or will we allow our members to tag as they please?

I am of the opinion that we should create a designated list of tags that can be used. And of course, at the same time, leave the possibility of further enhancing our tag inventory to discussion here ...
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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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Is [land] tag named well enough?

We have a tag for land with 18 questions tagged using it. Is there a better name that we could use for this tag? I think there is, and will provide that thought as an answer, but want to give the ...
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Using “DNA” tag consistently on DNA questions

I have noticed of late that the dna tag is not being used very often when applicable, or is even being removed from many DNA questions. It sometimes seems to be replaced with autosomal-dna, y-dna, etc....
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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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What is the scope of 'naming-convention' tag?

The tag naming-convention has already been used for a variety of questions covering: geography place names suffixes inputting names into gen.software denoting adoptions language use historical vs. ...
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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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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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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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Is [complex-families] tag needed?

We have a complex-families tag for: Multiple marriages, step children, adoptions and other extended family scenarios and it has a tag wiki: The notion of the family extends beyond that of a ...
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Do we need an ancestral-dna tag?

In answering this question: How can I be West Eurasian when I have no European ancestry? I looked up tags that might be appropriate to add and discovered there is not a tag for ancestral population ...
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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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How do we prevent “obsolete” tags from being used in subsequent questions?

(I am sure this has been answered already for the StackExchange system, but it is worth asking here if for no other reason than as a reference to an answer that already exists.) Related to this ...
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Seeking assistance creating tag-synonym [kingdom-of-norway]

As below, suggesting tag synonyms requires both 1250 rep and an answer score of 5 or more on questions so tagged. As below, my tag synonym suggestion failed today for the reasons described here. ...