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{tagging} is about choosing, using and merging tags and about tag synonyms.

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Merge apple and osx tag

I don't have enough score to suggest a synonymous, but I think that the apple and osx tags on parent should be either synonymous, or simply merged.
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{spacing}, {alignment} & friends

At the moment, at least the following tags exist in the spacing/alignment area: spacing (137 questions) -- according to its wiki entry, "[t]his tag marks questions dealing with both horizontal and ...
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Make {page-style} a synonym of {header-footer}

Customizing the header and footer of documents consists of two tasks which are closely intertwined: Choosing the default page style (e.g. empty, plain and headings) and choosing the page style for "...
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Rename {dropcap} to {initial}

According to Wikipedia a drop cap is a type of initial. So I think it would make sense to have the more general term as a tag. Maybe with drop-caps as a synonym. (See current {dropcap} questions.) If ...
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Merge {sty} and {packages}

I just saw that for some reason we have a sty tag with two questions. These questions should be retagged packages. However, I think that it is useful to keep sty as a synonym for packages. So, if ...
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Merge {warnings} and {warning}

There does not seem to be any relevant difference of the tags warnings and warning and neither are heavily used. What about merging them?
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Two small tag merging suggestions

A while ago, the former tags list-of-figures and list-of-tables were merged with table-of-contents (and kept as synomyms). Caramdir's reasoning for this was that "their implementations are pretty ...
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Split the {bibtex} tag into {bibtex-format} and {bibtex-program}

The bibtex tag wiki entry reads: "This tag is for questions that concern Oren Patashnik's BibTeX program and its use." At the moment, there are 121 questions tagged with bibtex. In my opinion, they ...
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harvard-style tag

There are currently 4 questions with the tag harvard-referencing. Our other major bibliography style tags (apa-style, chicago-style, mla-style) all have the form <name>-style. It would seem to ...
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Do we want discipline-specific tags?

There's a proposed edit somewhere that would create an "engineering" tag. I don't see any value in such discipline-specific tags, myself. I suspect that at the level of creation of documents, then I ...
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Are “exotic” (package) tags useful?

Yesterday, a question was asked about Numbering figures and tables by their section. My answer, which was accepted, used the chngcntr package which allows to change the resetting of counters. I had ...
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Make {external-images} a synonym of {graphics}

I just realized that there's an external-images tag with (at the moment) 16 questions. Given the definition of the graphics tag {graphics} is about inclusion of graphical material in your ...
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Merge {write} and {write-file}

Is there any distinction between write and write-file, or can they be merged?
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What does the tag {soft-question} mean?

I just saw the soft-question tag on the main site. What does it mean? Is it about software related questions? Or is a "soft-question" the opposite to a "hard-question"? See first question tagged ...
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The {typesetting} tag.

What purpose does the typesetting tag serve? From Wikipedia: Typesetting is the retrieval of the stored letters (called sorts in mechanical systems and glyphs in digital systems) and the ...
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“do not do this” tag?

So this has come up a couple of times, should we have a "do not do this" tag? For questions like copying the .sty files to PWD or renewing \thesection to remove section number
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Clicking on a tag gives no result

When I click on a tag on the main site, for example on the LuaTeX-Tag, I get to the page: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/luatex. But the page is "empty" (no answers) except for the ...
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Make {newenvironment} and {renewenvironment} synonyms of {environments}

Some time ago, the newcommand and renewcommand tags as well as the commands tag were merged with macros. As a complement, I propose to make newenvironment and renewenvironment synonyms of environments ...
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text-decorations tag?

I did not have any idea what tag to apply to Crossing out sentences. So I invented text-decorations, which would cover underlines, strike-outs, etc. Do you think this is a useful tag to keep, and if ...
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Contradictory tag wiki entries: {floats}, {tables}, {figures}

Quoting from the respective tag wiki entries: floats: "The {floats} tag concerns custom-made floats in addition to those already provided by the TeX macro package you use, and concerns issues such as ...
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Some tagging questions

In total defiance of Stack Exchange rules, here are eleven questions compressed into one: what to do about the following tags? look-and-feel: What does this tag mean? (removed) foreach: used for the ...
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Cross references, bibliographic references, and the “referencing” tag

At the moment, the tagging approach regarding "references" (in the broadest sense) seems to be as follows: Questions about cross references (dealing with \label, \ref & friends) will consistently ...
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Let's write some tag wiki entries

As of yesterday, hovering the mouse pointer over a tag will show (amongst other info) the tag wiki excerpt. This makes the tag wiki content more prominent on the site. Unfortunately, the tag wikis of ...
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Rename {language} to {languages}

Per our tagging guidelines, tags should be plural if possible. So I think language should be renamed to languages. (@Joseph: I think you misinterpreted my flag earlier.) Similarly, paragraph should ...
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Questions migrated from stackoverflow.com: Remove the {latex} tag

This is an appeal to users with the privilege to retag questions, i.e., everyone with a reputation of 500 or more. Questions that reach our site via migration from stackoverflow.com will almost ...
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Shall we merge {tikz-chains} into {tikz-pgf}?

Right now we have two questions tagged tikz-chains. I was first going to post yet another tagging meta question, but I thought I would be bold and say we do not need a tag for individual TikZ ...
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{tables} and {tabular} tags

I just made a tag-wiki for tabular without realising that there is a very similar one for tables. Should these be merged or one made into a synonym of the other (are these independent?). I had ...
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Should {list-of-figures} be merged with {table-of-content}?

Should the tags table-of-contents, list-of-figures and list-of-tables be merged? After all, their implementations are pretty similar and questions and solutions applying to one of them typically apply ...
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Merging {newcommand} into {macros}

At the moment, there are 90 question tagged as macros, i.e. dealing with matters of "macro programming" (as in section R of the UK TeX FAQ). The site also features 37 questions tagged as newcommand, ...
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Making {cite} and {citations} a synonym of {citing}

This is basically a reanimation of a retagging proposal of @Stefan Kottwitz in the last comment to this answer (also from Stefan): Merge cite and citations into a new citing tag. And yes, this would ...
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{graphics}, {figures} & friends: Do we need all of them?

Assuming the retagging proposal regarding {floats}, {tables} and {figures} is implemented, questions about the figure environment should be tagged with floats. This begs the question what (if any) ...
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Publishing, journal-publishing and journal tags

We currently have publishing, journal and journal-publishing. (That last one was me, this afternoon, after discussion on chat.) What do we think we should do with them? I would suggest merging ...
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Revisiting tag policy: xkeyval tag?

Over on main we had a question: " pstricks and beamer compilation with xelatex results in xkeyval error " and the questioner requested the xkeyval be created and placed on his question. Following ...
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{quotation} and {quote}

Could someone please enlighten me what the difference between quote and quotation is. Should they be merged? Also, recently there were some questions about quotation marks, that used one (or both) of ...
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Tag wikis for graphics-related tags

As everybody knows, we have copious amounts of graphics-related tags on TeX-SE. I've been thinking for some time to try and write up a tag wiki for at least the popular ones, but that seems to be ...
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Bug in the calculation of upvotes for specific tags

I've stumbled across what seems to be a (small) bug regarding the calculation of upvotes for specific tags. Sometimes (probably because of tag merging), a question will exhibit the same tag twice -- e....
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Recent change in privileges

Was there a change in the privileges recently on the main side and meta or is it me? I came recently over 3k reputation which made me visit the privileges page again. There are now two additional ...
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New tag “verb” in difference to “verbatim”

there is now only "verbatim" and it should make sense to have the short form "verb". "verbatim" is more general for a lot of verbatim environments and the problem having verbatim code as arguments. "...
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Do we want both and “overlay” and an “overlays” tag?

I just saw that we have 2 (now 3) questions tagged overlays and 8 tagged overlay. Is this by intention?
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Tagging questions about .aux, .log, .bbl, & similar files

Two tags, aux-files and temporary-files talk about the non-input/output files used by *TeX*. I propose that we have one, auxiliary-files, with two synonyms, because: The Texbook talks, I think, only ...
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The {books} and {book-design} tags

It is not obvious from the tag name that books as about books about TeX and book-design is about creating books with TeX. Accordingly, books is frequently misused. Should we rename books to ...
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Tags for document classes

I suggest we introduce tags clearly showing that a document class is concerned. book-class would be clearer than just book and would not interfere with questions regarding books - those made of paper....
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Graphics/images tags

It's pretty unclear which tags people should be using for referring to graphics problems: graphics graphicx (a package) images external-images diagrams drawing picture (an environment) Some ...
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{packages} and {package-writing} tags

According to the packages tag wiki: This tag marks questions which are about packages in general, for instance about installing, using or writing packages. We also have 6 questions tagged ...
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Tagging of questions concerned with publisher style guides

A trickle of questions is appearing concerning how to write Latex (not yet Plain Tex or Context) in conformance with some journal or book publisher's style: using AMA reference style while using the ...
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Merging {unicode} and {utf-8}

I know that technically unicode and utf-8 are two different things, but more often than not the terms are used interchangeably (as UTF-8 is the de-facto standard Unicode file encoding). Should we ...
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Merging {localization} into {language}

Sorry for cluttering meta, with a second tag merging proposal today. Should we merge localization into language. Also, should language be renamed to languages?
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Re-tagging xetex as xelatex

I cannot seem to re-tag the tag xetex as xelatex even though I was able to add a tag on another question. How come?
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Should we have a tag for TexShop?

I just answered a question about TeXShop and I noticed that there's no TeXShop tag. Before creating extraneous or discouraged tags I went over to the tag CW post on meta and it says that "Formats, ...
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How to mark environments in tags?

Should we introduce { and } in tags, if it's possible, technically? It would be useful to mark environments, like {itemize}, {center}, {table}. We could distinguish {table} environment questions from ...