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I suspect that there are many tags like that. I'm of two minds about these kinds of tags. Another way of thinking of them that is different from the 'grab bag' characterization, is that they are context-dependent tags. Another one is the examples tag. This tag is often added to linguistics questions since the major linguistics packages are designed for ...


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This is not a bug, but a feature. As you mention, listoffigures and listoftables are both synonyms of table-of-contents, and each synonym is replaced by their target when posting. That explains the change after posting. The reason why the synonyms are suggested during tagging is because initial tags stem from a personal association; you (or whomever writes ...


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I've edited the tag to put the correct one there. Tags with no questions associated to them are removed automatically. How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or "zombie") tags?


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This may add value to the search functionality so should be considered, since we rarely use up all five available tags for a question. More relevant tags associated with a post means there will be more ways to filter them during searches. Perhaps the "field of study" can be replaced by "topic" instead...? Here are some things to look out for: Some packages ...


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I've started the process of adding header as a synonym for header-footer. Users with more than 2,500 reputation and a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. Users with a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more on the tag, can vote for tag synonyms. Suggestions will be automatically approved when ...


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