Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

A tag synonym is used to make two tags describing the same thing into one. Users can still find and the original tags, they will simply be retagged automatically. Use to discuss tags that should be made synonyms

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There's no [us] in [usa]

There are two tags about questions pertaining specifically to the United States: us and usa. The latter is more popular (53 vs. 13 questions) and has a guidance excerpt; can the former be synonymized ...
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Synonym [electricity] and [electrical]

Saw this HNQ post about neighbors stealing electricity. But we already have electrical, which better fits with the site. I have proposed a synonym and would appreciate votes on it.
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Synonym [knobs] to [doorknob]

knobs - 11 questions doorknob - 51 questions There's only one usage of [knobs] with cabinets. I propose we make [cabinet-knobs] for that. The other usages can have the tag removed
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We should [finish] this

We have way too many tags about finish, and not an excerpt to be found finish - 44 questions finishing - 127 questions wood-finish - 18 questions wood-finishing - 56 questions And then we have ...
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Delete [earthing] tag

The earthing tag only has 2 posts. I think it should either become a synonym for grounding, or deleted altogether. Thoughts?
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The [panel] tag is vague

panel - 31 questions Most are meaning electrical-panel but there's a couple talking about wood paneling and one about fence panels. We should probably retag the non-electrical ones and synonym.
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Make [structure] a synonym of [structural]

structure - 19 questions, all of which seem... structural - 261 questions I can't think of a good reason to have two separate tags here.
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Make [taps] a synonym of [faucet]

taps 76 questions, all about faucet (540 questions). This is a well known (at least American) colloquialism.
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Synonym [stove] and [range]

stove (192 questions) seems to be the more popular tag, and it has an excerpt. range (86 questions, 16 also tagged stove) is simply referring to the same thing. In this same vein, it might be worth ...
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Merge [septic] and [septic-tanks]

We currently have septic (77 Qs) and septic-tanks (30 Qs) Septic has this excerpt Questions related to septic systems There's no real distinguishable difference here. The tags should be merged.
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Make [odor] a synonym of [smell]

odor smell There's no compelling reason to keep these separate. odor doesn't even have an excerpt.
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Make [health-and-safety] a synonym of [safety]

safety - 312 questions (appears canonical since [dangerous] is a synonym) health-and-safety - 57 questions I can't see any reason why these should remain as separate tags. Something unsafe is, by ...
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Should we remove the [wire]?

As I noted here and here, the DIY.SE electrical folksonomy is in serious need of cleanup. While a couple of the minor tagging errors, such as ground, are small enough that I can handle the editing ...
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Time to redistribute [electrical-distribution]?

As I noted here, the electrical specialty tags on DIY.SE are a mess. While that thread already addresses one of the chief culprits, namely circuit, another tag of confusion lurks in the mud: ...
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Should we break the [circuit]?

In the DIY.SE folksonomy, the electrical specialty's tags stand out as a cross-connected pile of confusion, and one of the chief culprits is circuit. While not particularly rare (129 questions use it)...
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Merge [breaker-box] with [electrical-panel]

The [breaker-box] tag should be a synonym of [electrical-panel] -- "breaker box"/"fuse box" is merely a colloquialism for "electrical panel" (which in turn is a shorthand for "electrical panelboard" :...
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Merge [washing-machine] and [clothes-washer]?

Should washing-machine be a synonym of clothes-washer? Relative term usage info is here, which does not clearly answer the directionality question. My proposal is that "clothes-washer" is less ...
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Pest and Pest-Control tags

We have the tags pest and pest-control, neither of which have tag wiki guidance. At the time of writing, of the 47 pest and 137 pest-control questions, 30 have both tags. 16 of those have no other ...
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Merge tags [lighting-fixture] and [light-fixture]

I'm just passing it along that there is a "lighting-fixture" tag and "light-fixture" tag. As much as I know, these should be combined as they're one and the same. The "light-fixture" tag is the one ...
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We have too many [ceiling-fans] in our Stack

The ceiling-fans tag should become a synonym for ceiling-fan. (Besides, there are some klutzes who put ceiling and fan on their ceiling fan question -- that should be rectified sometime as well...)
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The [fridge] should be a tag synonym for [refrigerator]

fridge should be a synonym for refrigerator This should be an obvious tag synonym, but hasn't happened yet...
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Merge the [dog-door] and [pet-door] tags

The dog-door tag was created earlier today as part of an approved suggested edit. We already have a pet-door tag that is applicable to that question. The suggested tag wiki for dog-door even ...
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Should the [thermostat-c-wire] tag have a [c-wire] synonym?

Earlier today, @gregmac created the thermostat-c-wire tag (and its tag wiki) and applied it to all the questions that we have about "C" wires. A couple of times, I had thought about doing the same ...
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Should the [dwv] tag be a synonym of a new [drain-waste-vent] tag?

We had some questions edited today to add the dwv tag. My understanding is that Stack Exchange generally prefers tags not be abbreviations: When naming a tag, think about how someone would google ...
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Tag merge [tag:molding] to [tag:trim]

molding should be a synonym of trim, it looks like moulding already is.
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"floor" and "flooring" tags - Synonymous?

I've created wiki excerpts for both the floor and flooring tags; the "floor" tag is awaiting peer review. Currently as stated, these tags differentiate based on whether the question relates to design, ...
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Brand names as tags

We have a few questions that are tagged with brand names: What is the best way to get superglue off a Corian countertop. [Corian] Replace a glass stove top…in unconventional ways? [Whirlpool] Humming ...
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