I've thought about creating a new tag for etymology on a number of occasions, but have always hesitated to do so.
I've seen the
terminology tag employed in some of these instances, which I find appropriate, but the true focus of the question or answer is sometimes more specifically etymological.
However, the English.SE site is already a valid place to submit etymology questions, and since etymology is more language-focused, would this tag be off-topic here?
My opinion is no, an etymology tag would be on topic and would possibly garner better response from fellow scientists (vs. those stinkin linguists :p).
I'm interested in other's opinions.