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There are around 60 questions that contain makebst, but no corresponding tag. Should we create one?

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    There are around 6,614 questions containing cannot, but no corresponding tag. Should we create one? There are around 967 containing AMS (or ams), around 741 containing obsolete and around 1,373 containing weird. That is, why this in particular? I'm not sure total number of questions is a good guide to whether a tag is likely to be a useful one or not. (I'm not saying it wouldn't be: just that I don't think the numbers can make the case on their own.) – cfr Aug 31 '15 at 3:24
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    We already have a custom-bib tag, so really all that is needed is to make makebst a synonym, and perhaps add the custom-bib tag to some of the questions that are missing it. Oddly I don't have enough reputation in the tag to even suggest a synonym (SE works in mysterious ways...) but certainly a moderator could do that. – Alan Munn Aug 31 '15 at 4:04
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    @cfr This is a bit ... populist. makebst is a clearly separate program, and hardly someone uses makebst and not mean this program. That's not the case with cannot (which is a standard English word) nor with ams (who maintain lots and lots of separate stuff). – yo' Aug 31 '15 at 10:41
  • @yo' Indeed. My point was that the question doesn't make a case either way because the reason given for considering the tag is not a good one. Numbers are part of the picture (no point in a tag for 1 question unless you think others will then use it, at least) but they can't make the case for a tag on their own. That was my only point. I hoped somebody would expand the question to say why this tag might be considered a useful addition. – cfr Aug 31 '15 at 11:22
  • @cfr: I asked a question about makebst and have not found the custom-bib tag; I would have found it if there was an alias. The figure I gave is just an indicator that there seems to be some interest in this tool. None of these questions seem to be tagged as "custom-bib", although that tag would be appropriate for quite a few of them. – krlmlr Aug 31 '15 at 12:20
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    So probably @AlanMunn 's suggestion is a good one? – cfr Aug 31 '15 at 12:27
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(Making this an answer, since it seems to have enough support.)

We already have a tag, so really all that is needed is to make a synonym, and perhaps add the tag to some of the questions that are missing it. Oddly I don't have enough reputation in the tag to even suggest a synonym (SE works in mysterious ways...) but certainly a moderator could do that.

Just be aware before going on a tagging spree, that adding a tag to a question bumps it to the front page, so it's best to do tagging in small sets over a few days if there are many questions in need of new tags.

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