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Use the new tag tip feature

We've long had a CYLOR disclaimer in the halacha tag wiki. A few days ago, SE gave tag specific pop ups. Could we enable this here? What other tags should we have pop-ups for? What should the pop-...
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choosing tags not very helpful

When I ask a question and am asked to choose a tag, the interface is very unhelpful. There are tons of tags, and the only way I can pick which ones to choose from is to start typing something in and ...
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Systematic list of tags

As an answer, or perhaps multiple answers, to this question, should be a hierarchy of the tags used on the main site. Here's a bare list, excluding synonyms, with * meaning the tag has been ...
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I'm uncomfortable with the 'myths' tag

As per the title. The tag myths seems inherently opposed to the site's identity as one which is aligned with traditional Judaism, which does not generally view traditional Jewish beliefs as being ...
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autocomplete tag synonyms

When retagging (or asking) a question on the main site, you can type in tag names, and they will autocomplete for you. That used to work with synonyms also (for example, I'd type in diaspor, and chutz-...
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Standardizing parashah tag wiki (excerpt, full description)

To maximize the usefulness of parashah tags (e.g. Bereshit, Noahh), we would like to foster discussion on what standard content each parashah tag wiki should contain in its excerpt and its full ...
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targum-translation tag seems to merge two mostly unrelated tags

Why is there only one tag targum-translation for both "Questions about the various Aramaic translations that accompany much of the Jewish Biblical Canon" and "about translation of specific words in ...
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Requirements for Generalist Badge

I was perusing the list of available badges on SE and noticed the Generalist silver-badge defined as Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags. This seemed like a reasonable ...
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Daf-Yomi for its contents or for the concept?

The tag daf-yomi has been used most of the time for questions about the concept. For example: Looking for daf yomi app recommendations Preparing to learn daf yomi Yerushalmi Daf Yomi Scheduling for ...
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Timely tags on the bulletin board

Inspired by the ideas presented at "A way to bring attention to timely questions?" and by the new existence of the "Community Bulletin" board, I've taken the liberty of combining the two ideas: ...
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What's the difference between [alef-beit] and [aleph-bet-letters]?

Is there a difference between these two tags, or was alef-beit just created because it's an alternate spelling and someone didn't see aleph-bet-letters? BTW, hebrew-alphabet is a synonym of aleph-bet-...
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Do questions about haftarot belong in the tag for the corresponding parsha?

Should a question about a particular haftarah be given the tag for the parasha that it goes along with? If so, what should be done about haftarot that are usually read with one parasha, but sometimes ...
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What to do with tagging?

Do people find the current tag system working? Does it help in finding questions? Some of our tags seem to have relatively large scope (halacha, minhag, history, hashkafa, and parshanut seem to ...
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Reduction of overlapping tags by use of tag-hierarchy

I have had difficulty with using tags correctly and effectively. Allow me to give an example: When asking a question about tefilla betzibbur, which tags should be employed? The tag tefillah-...
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using tags synonyms instead of long names

I noticed that the tag system has a synonyms function, shouldn't we use it instead of naming tags like praying-davening-tefila?
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Strange tag synonym behavior [duplicate]

I have seen some strange behavior with tagging this week's parasha. I started typing parashat-s and was surprised to not see parashat-shemot come up as an auto-complete suggestion. What I saw was: ...
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Unified transliteration convention for tags

I know there is no official transliteration scheme for questions and answers, but I noticed we are inconsistent in our tags. Consider the tags shabbat and tzitzis. Now it's true that shabbos and ...
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Creating New Tags: Old Questions

If I create a new tag (like edim-witnesses), should I go back to other questions that dealt with this (e.g. this and this), and add them? On one hand, it makes sense to. On the other hand, I will be ...
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Should tags on a question include the presumed answer?

This question I tagged as aishes-chayil because, although the questioner didn't know the tag when they asked, it seemed germain to the topic of the question and all related questions would be of ...
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Why the five tag limit?

Why is the limit on tags set as five? Often there seem to be questions of sufficient complexity that the limit necessitates omitting fundamentally connected tags. What is the advantage of setting such ...
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Are tags broken?

When I click on a tag, like "Yiddish", I get no results. There certainly were questions with this tag before the migration.
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Merge [averah] with [sin]

Someone created averah (2 questions), but there's an existing tag, sin, with 165 question. Can someone synonymize averah with sin?
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Tagging guidelines

If a question presents an understanding, and specifically requests an alternative, should the question be tagged as relating to the provided understanding? For example, should this be a tanya ...
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How do we review and clean up our tags?

When asking questions I usually take some reasonable guesses on tagging and then, most of the time, somebody comes along and adds tags that I didn't know existed. Part of this, at least for me, is ...
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Merge or redefine Kavanah tags?

Should we merge or redefine the "kavana" tags? The tags in question are: kavana-concentration kavana-intent This question stems from this chat.
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Mishneh Torah Tags

How should a question regarding a Passage in the Mishneh Torah, (Sefer Shoftim, Mamrim) be tagged? Rambam: Could "also: mishneh-torah" be added to the tag? Mishneh-Torah: As a separate tag - to ...
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Can we get statistics on tag popularity?

Can we get nice-looking statistics on tag popularity, like this?
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Changing tags without affecting homepage

I've been trying to organize a lot of retagging on Mi Yodeya and I feel bad that it messes up the home page due to every retag appearing on the home page. Does the stack exchange system afford a ...
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Pesach Upcoming Events tags

Our Upcoming Events sidebar has a link to Pesach questions, with the tags passover and passover-seder-hagada. Should it be expanded to include other Pesach-related tags? I've stumbled upon: four-...
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Can I recover the tags of my question before they were edited?

I would like to improve the tagging of my questions as I see that the tags are edited many times. Is there a way of comparing the new tags with the original tags without keeping a record of the ...
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Should there be a “homework” tag?

Should there be a homework here like there is on SO to pertain to questions like this one? The wiki there states that homework questions are welcome as long as they are asked honestly, explain the ...
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merging redundant tags?

I noticed while browsing tags that there are several duplicates, either due to transliteration differences (e.g. kadish/kaddish) or to phrasing (e.g. t'filah/prayer). Is there a way to review and ...
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Duplicate [parshat-acharei-mot] tags

We have duplicate tags of parshat-acharei-mot and achrei-mos. Should these be merged?
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Why do tags show the vote count for answers only but the tag count for both Q's and A's?

When you view your tags on your user page, each tag has a number to the left - that's the total number of votes for all the answers you've given in that tag. To the right is another number - that's ...
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Usage of Rabbis Tag

The rabbis tag says that it is intended for "Questions about the lives and personalities of Jewish religious authorities." I agree that there is reason for a rabbis tag. However, this description ...
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Merge balak tag into parashat-balak tag

In keeping with the tags for other parshiot (search for 'parashat' on the tags page), can the balak tag be merged into the parashat-balak tag?
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Is there a way to see who created which tag?

Is there a way that a person can know who created which tag?
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tagging based on answers where the question is weak

Should a question where the topical stuff is mostly in the answer(s) be tagged based on its answers? I'm thinking primarily of mi-yodeya-series and jewish-date-series questions, and also of riddle ...
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I'm no longer getting prompts for tag names

When I started on Mi Yodeya, I would ask a question and type in tag names and the machine would prompt me with similar choices that have already been made into tags. That feature is not working ...
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Eating and Food tags

Can someone explain the difference between eating and food? To me it looks like they are the same...
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tags for specific books/sections

We have a bunch of tags for parashiyos, books of Tanach, books of shas, and, occasionally, other books: pinchas, breishit-genesis, bava-metzia, talmud-gemara, choshen-mishpat-civil-law, yoreh-deah, ...
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Recent spate of duplicate tags

I noticed today that a bunch of recently created tags already existed under slightly different spellings/pronunciations/variations. The new tags page displays 13 recently created tags, five of which ...
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Is there a way to have tag suggestions?

Knowing the advances in AI and the like, is there any way to have the system suggest proper tags based on keywords and content? I find that, often, I don't know what to tag something or I just try ...
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Suggested edit to help center page

I have seen several times users attempting to use tags as a way of clarifying their question, and assuming that the question will be understood based on which tags were chosen. I think this is a bad ...
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vowels-nekudos-niqqud tag?

I was going to tag this question with something like "vowels-nekudos-niqqud" but I didn't want to create a tag that was overly specific or covered the same territory as "pronunciation". Thoughts?
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Do we want Hebrew in tags?

As of recently, tags can now be any (Unicode) character (not just 7-bit alphanumeric characters), with that feature being turned on only for sites that request it: and that request must be well-...
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Does the order of tags matter?

E.g. in https://judaism.stackexchange.com/posts/3248/revisions, the editors clearly applied significance to the ordering of tags (besides for adding more). But, does it matter at all?
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How many mentions warrant a tag?

Ideally it should not be a critical mass issue, but one of utility. A tag for "information" would be extremely populated but of little value, and a tag for "inverse relations" would specify - I trust -...
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Making the English tags synonym to the corresponding Hebrew ones

I think it might be nice if these are made synonyms. For example: Heaven -> Gan Eden Hell -> Gehinam Hereafter/Afterlife -> Ha-'Olam Ha-Ba etc.
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What is the “untagged” tag?

Is untagged automatically added to questions with empty tag lists? How is it possible those questions came about in the first place?