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UPDATE: This has been implemented. I propose that we: Remove israel as a synonym for eretz-yisrael, since that just creates confusion now that there are separate tags for the Land and the State (and the People, for that matter). Update the tag wiki excerpt for eretz-yisrael to something along the lines of: Questions related to the religiously-defined ...


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I've destroyed the tag, and I'll blacklist it, but I need a more succinct chunk of text to show to folks that attempt to use it. Something like: Please don't use the 'torah' tag, as it's not very descriptive or useful for searching. Instead, use torah-reading, oral-torah, or torah-study instead. Don't worry, tags can be changed later if needed. What ...


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I think they should both map to jewish-books, because that's what sefarim/seforim are.


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I support splitting them into: targumin Wiki Excerpt: the various Aramaic translations that accompany much of the Jewish Biblical Canon, including Onkelos, Yonaton and Neofiti. translation Wiki Excerpt: translation of specific words or passages used in Jewish texts and study.


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When the series was up to 211 (i.e., when 210's answer was accepted, which was, in those days, approximately coincident with the asking of the next question in the series), it was March 20, 2011, Purim. In keeping with the topsy-turviness of the day, Isaac Moses asked eleven hundred two next instead of two hundred eleven. (211 was the next one asked after ...


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On Mi Yodeya, we generally actively avoid meta-tags (i.e. tags that describe the type of question being asked rather than the topic of the question itself). We have some meta tags that are grandfathered in (e.g. mi-yodeya-series), but we try to avoid creating new meta-tags. There are two main reasons in my mind why we discourage meta-tagging. Usually meta-...


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As discussed on the prior question, particularly here and here, meta tags of this sort are strongly discouraged on Stack Exchange sites. This blog post explains the problem. Further, I don't see support so far from the community here to try to change that. The posts that are upvoted are the ones that support the current practice of not using meta tags. ...


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I think that we ought to: Rewrite the excerpt and summary to make the tag about money, generally, including currency and finances. Explain in the summaries of both money and choshen-mishpat-civil-law how they're distinct. Remove money from questions that are about Ch"M or employment, but not about finances or currency, per se. If those questions don't ...


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As Daniel explained in a prior answer and as Jeff Atwood explained in "The Death of Meta-Tags" (2010 Stack Overflow Blog post), we use tags on Stack Exchange to denote the subject matter of the question rather than meta-characteristics of it. For people interested in following new 101-type questions, perhaps someone could create, e.g. a Twitter account that ...


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Perhaps the one to get rid of is talmud-gemara. Questions that address Talmud generally mostly actually address Bavli generally. Any questions that address both Bavli and Yerushalmi can tag them both, which makes sense, as they're two distinct bodies of work.


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Anyone with 300 rep on the main site can create new tags by just using them in a question. If a tag seems like something that applies to a bunch of questions and can be useful as a way of grouping them (and is not a meta-tag), then go ahead and add it to some of those questions!


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1 has to do with making a living, but not necessarily finance directly. That doesn't really seem to be a fit for money. The question you mentioned already has employment. I think that's enough for it. Of course, that doesn't mean that other [employment+money] questions can't be tagged with both.


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The spelling "נוסחאות" appears many times on the Mi-Yodeya-beloved HebrewBooks site — many more times than "נוסחות" does. (It also happens to be the plural I'm familiar with.) I think we should leave the tag as it, though map a synonym to it from nusachot if there isn't one already. Also not sure it justifies a question on meta but don't know how ...


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I propose we get rid of the tag. Tags are good for search engines (a question tagged passover will be findable when one searches for Passover even if the word Passover isn't in the question), for browsing (people can browse all Passover-related questions at the tag page and can 'favorite' or 'ignore' specific tags), and for identification (people can see ...


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I think it should exist but be renamed zerizut, which I suspect is a better-recognized wording among those who would think to use the tag. It should be on any question explicitly about the halachic concept of z'rizin makdimin or the mida of z'rizus. (Not, though, on question about, e.g., doing things before shacharis, where the answer might cite z'rizus but ...


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Another alternative proposal: mesorah-ancestral-tradition and mesorah-scribal-tradition I think the latter is more specific and immediately understandable to the uninitiated than either mesorah-masoretic-tradition and mesorah-of-tanach.


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It sounds like you're looking for a tag that collects questions not by the content of the question but by what its answers could be useful for. That's not generally what we use tags for. If it was, we could theoretically end up with endless tags for Q&As that could provide good devar Torah fodder, Q&As that could be useful to teachers, Q&As that ...


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All of the specific-masechet tags are for mishna, g'mara, and/or tosefta in that masechet, either Bavli or Yerushalmi. I spot-checked a few from this list and didn't find a tag wiki at all, let alone one stating a restriction. Based on the traffic we've seen on these tags, I don't think we need to subdivide them.


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If we split the tags as suggested, then I propose that the song-poetry tag be renamed to songs-poems.


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I don't think they should be merged. song-poetry is largely populated with questions that relate to the words in songs and poetry, which is a significant topic in Judaism in its own right, thanks to the centrality of Tehillim and liturgy. In addition, many of these questions have nothing to do with music, per se. This tag also contains some questions about ...


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I guess so. Done. maseches-kesubos


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I agree that it should be split, but blessing has always been used to mean "making a bracha", that changing it would be way too disorienting. Let's make it either blessing-people or giving-blessings (or both). I actually thought of this before reading the comments here... baruch shekivanti. To me, "blessing" is so tied to "b'racha" as "the thing I say", ...


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If we need to split them up, which I don't think we do, let's use verbs to clarify - giving-blessings and making-blessings-brachos. I'd keep the brachos on the second since it's by far the more common use case. However, I honestly don't think we really need to split them up.


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As zmiros is a generic term that could apply to Shabbat songs, Chanuka songs, or any other songs (Here is an example of the term modified by both Shabbos and Yom Tov.), I think that mapping a tag by that name to the general songs-poetry tag is more correct than mapping it to the specific shabbat-songs tag. However, I think it would be appropriate to create ...


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Rethinking this now... both are actually appropriate tags. talmud-bavli and talmud-yerushalmi refer to two separate works, and can be tagged as such. There are actually several questions for which talmud-gemara is wholly appropriate, for example (to list a few): High School Math in the Talmud What does "the Talmud" mean in the Talmud? Insults in ...


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Anyone with 300 rep on the main site can create new tags by just using them in a question. If a tag seems like something that applies to a bunch of questions and can be useful as a way of grouping them (and is not a meta-tag), then go ahead and add it to some of those questions!


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While I disagree entirely with your scope-based argument, I went ahead and removed the tag from the lone question that initiated it. We already have yeshiva-school, which itself only applies to a few dozen questions, so it seems to me that that ought to be sufficiently specific for questions of this nature. Editing out a brand-new tag from a brand-new ...


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Emunah the state of believing in God. Theology is the study of God. These topics can, of course, overlap, but they're by no means identical.


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I agree and propose the following tag wikis: Bitachon: Questions about trusting God, Omnibenificence, and Divine Providence in human affairs Emunah: Questions regarding the tenets of Jewish faith, and Jewish "theological doctrine" in as much as that term can be applied.


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msh210 came up with a better idea -- instead of leaving the midrash tag as it is, and creating a new tag for midrashei halacha, two new tags should be created, deleting the midrash tag: "Midrash-aggada," to deal with questions about the stories and the books containing the stories. "Midrash-halacha," to deal with questions about halachically significant ...


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