What's the difference between the tags [arithmetic] and [calculation-puzzle]? - Puzzling Meta Stack Exchange most recent 30 from puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com 2022-01-17T10:42:54Z https://puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/feeds/question/6683 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/rdf https://puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/q/6683 7 What's the difference between the tags [arithmetic] and [calculation-puzzle]? Black Thunder https://puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/users/52200 2019-08-05T10:00:45Z 2021-03-30T19:04:17Z <p>I was seeking into tags until I found these tags:</p> <p><a href="https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/calculation-puzzle" class="post-tag" title="show questions tagged &#39;calculation-puzzle&#39;" rel="tag">calculation-puzzle</a> which states "<em>A puzzle that involves numerical calculations, such as multiplication and addition.</em>" </p> <p><a href="https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/arithmetic" class="post-tag" title="show questions tagged &#39;arithmetic&#39;" rel="tag">arithmetic</a> which states: "<em>For puzzles involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.</em>"</p> <p>There is no difference between these two tags (except for wording).</p> <p>Can the tag <a href="https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/arithmetic" class="post-tag" title="show questions tagged &#39;arithmetic&#39;" rel="tag">arithmetic</a> (Qx106) be the synonym of <a href="https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/calculation-puzzle" class="post-tag" title="show questions tagged &#39;calculation-puzzle&#39;" rel="tag">calculation-puzzle</a> (Qx669)?</p> https://puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6683/-/6684#6684 6 Answer by Jafe for What's the difference between the tags [arithmetic] and [calculation-puzzle]? Jafe https://puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/users/41973 2019-08-05T10:25:45Z 2019-08-05T10:25:45Z <p>According to the person who created the calculation-puzzle tag:</p> <blockquote> <p>When I created the <a href="https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/calculation-puzzle" class="post-tag" title="show questions tagged &#39;calculation-puzzle&#39;" rel="tag">calculation-puzzle</a> tag, I made it specifically to refer to those problems that involved numerical calculation or arithmetic as part of the solving process. &ndash; Joe Z. (<a href="https://puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/a/209/41973">source</a>)</p> </blockquote> <p>The arithmetic tag did not exist back then, it was created later. Seems clearly redundant to me.</p> <p>"Arithmetic" is probably a clearer name for the tag, though. Maybe make calculation-puzzle a synonym for that?</p> https://puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6683/-/7198#7198 4 Answer by Gareth McCaughan for What's the difference between the tags [arithmetic] and [calculation-puzzle]? Gareth McCaughan https://puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/users/19114 2021-03-30T19:04:17Z 2021-03-30T19:04:17Z <p>I have made [arithmetic] be a synonym of [calculation-puzzle]. There was an argument for doing it the other way around, but we had a lot more [calculation-puzzle] puzzles than [arithmetic] ones, and some calculation puzzles aren't strictly about arithmetic. If it's widely felt that &quot;arithmetic&quot; is a better name, there are ways to change the name.</p>