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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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Rename 'refinsh' tag to refinish?

Not sure if this belongs here but it seems like the 'refinsh' tag is a misspelling of 'refinish', and should be renamed somehow.
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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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Why is there a product-recomendation tag if those questions are “off topic”?

Just noticed this tag today: https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/product-recommendation Should we at least point out that they are off-topic questions in the tag details or delete the tag ...
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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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Is upholstery on topic?

A new question was posted about upholstery. To me, this doesn't seem to be within the defined range of topics for the site. I checked the upholstery tag, which contains no guidance, and there are ...
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Is it wrong to tag a user to ask their opinion?

I was commenting with a fellow user on a question and after about five or so back and forth comments he never replied to my last comment. I left it six hours before making this comment @user Have ...
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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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Burninate this [old-house] tag

Insert Bob Villa joke here. Also, obligatory link to what Burnination is old-house Saw someone editing this into a question. This is the very definition of a meta tag The reason meta-tags are a ...
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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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Do we need the [gas] tag?

gas - 254 questions natural-gas - 95 questions propane - 59 question Is there enough variance for this tag? Should we retag to the specific natural gas or propane tags?
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Tagging questions about multi-way (i.e. multi-location) switching

I have noticed that a couple of users have been trying to categorize questions about multiway switching setups with their own tag. While the effort is appreciated -- I've been rejecting the edits ...
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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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Should the UK tag be removed

It seems as though it was decided to not have regional tags, however, it appears that the uk tag actually does exist. Should this tag be removed?
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Can we add an identification tag?

Can we add a tag for "identification"? There are a lot of posts that have people (including myself) asking for identification of certain tools/devices. For example, I needed to know what these devices ...
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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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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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Please add a “flushmate” tag

I don't have enough points in this group to add tags. Please add a "flushmate" tag so I can affix to my question. Thanks
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Should we merge/synonymise the [fire-pit] and [hearth] tags into the more common [fireplace]?

I noticed that we have 3 tags that generally refer to fireplaces: fireplace has 150 questions, of which they cover both indoor and outdoor fireplaces. fire-pit only has 2 questions, both of which ...
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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 [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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Should the electrical tag be removed and replaced with electrical-region?

This one is killing me. We get far too many electrical questions that don't specify the country. Can we permanently ban a tag, forcing the questioners to choose the appropriate regional tag? ...
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Drain vs drainage

It looks like the tags drain and drainage are getting blurred. It seems like drain should refer to indoor plumbing issues and drainage should refer to outdoor/landscaping issues (or something along ...
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Kill the decorating tag?

Sparked by recent chat conversation. There are 11 questions marked with the decorating tag, but I don't believe they add much value to the question. The tag is also problematic since it leads to ...
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Blacklist request - DIY

Can we have "DIY" added to the tag blacklist please. See - Do we really need the tag "diy" on the site?
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Do we really need the tag “diy” on the site?

I've just spotted a question that had the single tag diy. Now, aside from the fact that the question really should have had different tags, do we really need such a tag given that the site is all ...
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What happened to the home-wiring tag?

I just noticed that the home-wiring tag has disappeared. From the sudden jump in the number of electrical questions, I presume it was moderator-merged into that tag and -- maybe -- black-listed. A ...
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HVAC tag cleanup

With HVAC, we have a lot of potential tags, so before taking my own guess at what the wiki's should say, I thought I'd solicit the group. Here's a list of the current tags that I think could use some ...
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Handling ambiguous tags

How should we handle ambiguous tags? Here are a couple examples: water could be referring to: Sinks Water supply Rain Flooding vent or exhaust-vent could be referring to: Dryer vent Bathroom vent ...
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Missing tag wikis

I've just looked at the tags page and noticed that there aren't very many with tag wikis. Other sites have been trying to make sure that at least the first two pages of tags have wiki entries. I'll ...