Our tag is for questions that belong on the main site but are also about it.

A Stack Exchange employee suggested in chat that that name, , for the tag is confusing, making it seem like that tag is for questions that belong here on the meta site.

A few suggestions came up in the ensuing conversation:

  • Status quo.
  • Merge the tag into the existing tag: all currently -tagged questions will be tagged instead and the tag will not be usable (as is: it will be a synonym of ).
  • Rename (technically merge) the tag so its name (and scope) covers online fora more generally.
  • Rename (technically merge) the tag so its name isn't "meta" but so that its scope remains questions about Judaism.SE.

There hasn't been enough input to choose among these. Please state and upvote/downvote your preference (which may be something not on this list); if your preference is a new tag, please include its name in your answer.

Update: I've implementd the suggestions in Monica Cellio's answer.

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    An historical note: The tag predates the current version of the site, and is from a time when it was also used for truly meta question, the sort that are now here on the meta site (and, indeed, a bunch got moved over here when we got this meta site). However, it was also always for questions of the sort it's now used for: question that do belong on the main site but are also about it. – msh210 Apr 1 '12 at 19:41

I just reviewed the 21 questions currently tagged . Some are about this site; some are about the internet in general, and a couple should possibly be migrated or deleted.

Retag the following :

Even though some of them call out J.SE (or mi.yodeya), the questions seem more general to me, sometimes just using this site as an example (like the stealing question).

Retag the following because they are more focused on this site or family of sites and its specific features, like reputation and badges:

Remove the meta tag (and don't replace it) from:

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    What about this one? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/9869/759 – Double AA Apr 2 '12 at 1:40
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    @DoubleAA, stackexchange in my opinion. (I didn't review all the internet ones; that's a much-larger list.) – Monica Cellio Apr 2 '12 at 2:04
  • It's questions like this that make me prefer the new tag's being judaism-stackexchange rather than plain stackexchange. But otherwise your breakup looks pretty good. – Double AA Apr 2 '12 at 2:12
  • @DoubleAA, some of the questions, like the ones about voting and ulterior motives, apply to all SE sites; if more internet sites had voting systems they might even be candidates for the internet tag. If we make the tag specific to this site, what would you do with those questions? (And the christianity one?) – Monica Cellio Apr 2 '12 at 2:34
  • I think they should just be internet. They do have to do with the internet, even if not the whole internet (whatever that means). – Double AA Apr 30 '12 at 18:31
  • @DoubleAA, I could go along with moving them all to "internet" or using "internet" and "stackexchange" per my answer. So long as we don't make a "judaism-stackexchange", which is too specific. – Monica Cellio May 1 '12 at 2:56
  • I have implemented the suggestions in this answer. – msh210 May 14 '12 at 7:11

I support option 4: to rename the tag and leave its scope confined to this site.

  • I like the idea, except that se is ambiguous. (Especially to a newbie who starts typing judaism as a tag and chooses the suggested judaism-se.) (No +1 from me.) – msh210 Apr 1 '12 at 20:36
  • @msh210 How about now? – Double AA Apr 1 '12 at 20:39
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    @msh210 Maybe mi-yodeya? That shouldn't attract accidental tag-gers. – Double AA Apr 1 '12 at 20:40
  • +one now. :-) – msh210 Apr 1 '12 at 20:42

I think we should rename the tag and have it cover Stack Exchange sites only.


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