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Species Identification tag warning proposal

Ok, I've read people's comments and made what I thought were necessary updates: The text was likely too long. As a result, I copied the detailed version from my original question post above to the ...
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Reorganise/merge tags for coronavirus / COVID-19 / sars-cov-2 / others

I suggest keeping covid-19 as well as coronavirus. COVID-19 is the disease caused by infection with the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Since we cover both microbiology/virology and some health topics ...
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Tag proposal: "troubleshooting"

This is a meta tag which are strongly discouraged on SE sites. There are various issues with meta tags, and in the long run they're just not worth the trouble. We haven't managed to avoid all meta ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
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Tag description and wikis - is there a need to mention sources?

A short reaction; I'm bit hesitant. To me, tag wikis are short pointers to describe how tags should be used, and not a full introduction to a subject. For that we have textbooks, reviews, Wikipedia ...
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6 votes
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Tag for synesthesia is mispelled

I edited the tag. Thanks for notifying.
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What is the problem with breasts?

Since I removed the tags, I will explain why. This tag is pretty irrelevant and had only very few questions (3 before you added it to another two questions) and is thus not helpful. The tags are more ...
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Tag for neurodegenerative disorders is misspelled

Oops, thanks for spotting this mistake and informing us. I merged the two tags, the now unused misspelled tag will be automatically removed by the system tomorrow night.
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Recent rejected edits - request for clarification

We appreciate your efforts to improve this site's posts and why would you be frowned upon for asking for a clarification?. However... Tags are used to identify certain classes of questions. Questions ...
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Are lncrna and ncrna worthwhile tags?

Unless we get significantly more questions about the various kinds of non-coding RNA, I don't think we need more than the noncoding-rna tag for now. The abbreviations also don't work well as tags ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
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Creating new tag synonyms for limnology

I see the point of joining limnology and freshwater-biology, since they are so close to each other (as @BryanKrause points out, limnology is a bit broader though). However, freshwater-biology is sort ...
fileunderwater's user avatar
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Tagging hierarchy - best practices for adding more "general" tags

I think it depends on the breadth of the tag and question and whether it would be helpful for people finding the question. So, for the first example, I would say yes, both human-anatomy and anatomy ...
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Where is a question on Radiobiology and Dosimetry going to best be answered?

I think the question itself is kind of vaguely described and seems to consist of two separate sub-questions. Try to ask focused questions and I would recommend splitting them up. I think I read ...
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What would be the correct tag for "underwater vertebrates" like whales, dolphins, etc.?

Interestingly we have quite a few questions about whales but no one chose to use a tag "whale" so far. A lot of them used the "marine-biology" tag together with some more specific ...
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Should there be a writing tag or similar?

The poster writes: “…I'd like to see a tag created to allow…” He seems to be making the common mistake of thinking that tags determine whether a question is on topic, i.e. if a tag exists that ...
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Synonyme tags `sterilization`/`sterilisation`

I merged both tags to the british spelling (which was the more common one) and created a synonym.
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Please vote to make "Animal" tag synonymous with "Zoology" tag

Your activity relating this issue has escaped my notice - my apologies. I merged animal with zoology. The effects may take a while to become visible because of caching.
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Tag Synonym Suggestions

Merged oncology and tumor with cancer and also created oncology as a synonym of cancer. I chose to keep cancer as the primary tag because it is more common and better understood than oncology. ...
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What is the difference between the "inheritance" tag and the "genetics" tag

I have merged questions tagged with inheritance with genetics. Also, I have synonymized inheritance with genetics (master tag).
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Tags for species and families of mammals familiar to humans

It should first be emphasized that retagging and adding tags to old posts has negative, as well as positive, consequences for the list. One negative consequence is that old retagged questions come to ...
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Tagging hierarchy - best practices for adding more "general" tags

I would also say that this depends strongly on the tags and the question. But there is no real need to use tags which are closely related. So if this is about humans, I would use human anatomy, if ...
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Why is there a bio-informatics tag?

I agree that it can be a bit confusing, but I think the problem is that many people come here with questions about how to do bioinformatics, rather than how to relate bioinformatics results back to ...
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Creating new tag synonyms for limnology

Suggested Solution: As discussed in this Q&A's comments and in fileunderwater's post, I think the best thing to do moving forward is: freshwater-biology should be made the main tag (i.e., the "...
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Tag description and wikis - is there a need to mention sources?

Given the careful feedback of @fileunderwater I wish to share my conclusion here that links to sources in tag descriptions and wikis should be considered as optional, and not as a mandatory component....
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Add a tag for scientific names

There is already a tag for nomenclature which should cover your needs. This is meant to be used for: The principles, conventions, and terms used to systematically classify biological information, ...
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Reorganise/merge tags for coronavirus / COVID-19 / sars-cov-2 / others

As I have said before, the tag "virus" would be sufficient as we don't have tags for dozens of viruses of biological importance. But yes, throw the others off and just use "coronavirus" for those few ...
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Should we create tags for popular animal models used for study? e.g fruit-flies

Honestly, I don't think there are enough questions in this area of research to warrant specific tags for them. More importantly, the question would have to be specifically about that species and very ...
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Can we have a tag for "nurturing"?

A tag can be made by any user with 300 rep or more in case of graduated sites like Bio. To make a new tag just type it in and hit 'Enter'. In your case, you do not have enough rep here on Bio (you do ...
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