Many questions ask essentially about reusing pieces of text in multiple places in a document. The question titles don't always reflect this commonality. Answers call for external files, boxes, redefined macros, writing to the aux file, ...

Should there be a tag for this? Perhaps reuse?

I have asked or answered several such questions. Here are a few:

I have enough reputation to create this tag, but given the warnings in help about doing so with care, want opinions before I do.

  • this does seem useful, but i wouldn't like to see it applied to such things as the toc or various "lists of", or marks used for running heads, even though those are distinctly examples of reuse. Commented Dec 30, 2013 at 15:57
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    This seems like a pretty good idea, but perhaps we should make it something more descriptive. Perhaps content-replication? reuse seems too vague. Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 5:24
  • another tag, [reuse-content], appeared on this question. this was changed to [content-replication], which was just added as a new tag. i tried to propose the [reuse-content] as a synonym, but was not allowed to. will someone else, who has the necessary privilege, please do so. Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 17:33
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    @barbarabeeton I tagged a question with [reuse-content] and suggested it as a synonym for [content-replication]. The SE documentation suggests that several users of the tag have to approve the synonym. But there aren't many users, so it will probably live in limbo, unless a moderator addresses the question. Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 0:22


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