Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

This tag is for questions about tag synonyms (how they work, who can create them, etc). Use [synonym-request] for tag synonym requests.

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Should limerick be a separate tag from poetry?

I was looking through the different tags and noticed that although the old haiku tag had been made a synonym of poetry, limerick is still its own tag. I wanted to ask if there is a reason for this ...
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<Tag> does not exist on this site

I am attempting to add "Poem" in my watched Tag. It shows in suggestion also. On selecting that suggestion and clicking Add, gives me error that "Poem does not exist on this site". If the tag does ...
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Tag for puzzles that can easily be presented on a whiteboard (or blackboard, or chalkboard, etc)

One thing I've been hard-pressed to find online is a collection of puzzles or riddles that can be easily presented on a chalkboard, blackboard, whiteboard, etc such as in a classroom or office. ...
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Should [reverse-puzzling] be a synonym of [puzzle-identification]?

The reverse-puzzling tag is for: A question where you must identify a puzzle based on a reasoning to solve it. The puzzle-identification tag is for: A question inquiring about the name or ...
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Changing 'joke' to 'humour' or burninating it

There have been some posts where I think there have been a few misunderstandings: Namely: What do you call a cookie without a fortune? Which letter of the alphabet is the coolest? Why? What do you ...
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Difference between “real” and “unsolved-mysteries”

There exists the tag real which currently has a wiki of A tag used to specify real-world puzzles which usually do not have a solution at the time of posting. This can include widely-known puzzles ...
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Tag merge: [Time] and [Timings]

I don't think that there is any difference between these two tag. : time and timings. So can we merge these two tags?
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Tag merge: [sequence] and [series]

Can we merge series (2 questions) with sequence (12)? Because we don't really need both of 'em.
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Tag-merge or stricter tagging policy? [cryptic-clues] and [cryptic-crosswords]

Prompted by this question: Another Cryptic Crossword I wonder if we really should have both tags cryptic-crossword and cryptic-clues. It is confusing to the user searching for examples. If we want ...
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Word-problem vs. story [duplicate]

Should we merge the following tags? If not, what's the difference between them? word-problem: A puzzle that's stated in words, usually in terms of a story or a situation that dresses the ...
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“Numbers on a blackboard”-type puzzles

This question was tagged blackboard: Numbers on the blackboard: From 2-2015 to 1-2014 Currently, that is the only question under this tag, but these questions would also fit under what I think the ...
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Replace “japanese” tag with “foreign language” tag

I just noticed that there is a tag named "Japanese". I suggest we delete it and replace it with a tag "foreign languages" or "non-English" or something.
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Is [linguistics] a duplicate of [language]?

We have a language tag with 46 questions, and also linguistics with 2 questions. The tags have identical descriptions, so I think they should be synonyms. Is there any difference between these two ...
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Rename '15 puzzle' to 'sliding puzzle'

Could we rename the tag as I (and probably others) are not familiar with it being called 15 puzzle?
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[game-theory]: find a [strategy] for the [game]

(Pardon the terrible title. If you can think of a better one, feel free to edit.) Technically, game theory consists of games and strategies. However, from the tag wikis, it looks like they are all ...
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Should [hat-problem] be its own tag, instead of a synonym?

Julian Rosen's recent post reminded me about something which has been bothering me. In response to this post, the hat-problem tag was made a synonym of logic-puzzle. I think that this decision ...
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Several tags are special instances of another tag

This meta post from a couple of months ago asks what to do when one tag is a subset of another. The specific example there was hat-puzzle as a subset of logic-puzzle. The result was that hat-puzzle ...
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The [math] tag is pointless

In my opinion, the tag [math] is pretty useless, as we already have the following tags: Geometry Arithmetic Combinatorics Probability Number-theory Every math puzzle can be identified with one of ...
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Please vote on whether to make [code] a synonym of [cryptograms]

Another meta question about synonymisation! Since cipher, encoded-message, and cryptograms are all synonyms, surely code should be as well? You can vote on it here.
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Possible tag synonyms

I think that the following tags might be synonyms: competitive-game and strategy (where strategy is the better choice) path-finding and reachability (with reachability as better choice). Also ...
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Please vote on whether to make [logic] a synonym of [logic-puzzle]

I'm not sure if a meta question is an appropriate way to advertise my suggested synonymisation, but there is a precedent. Surely it's obvious that the tags [logic] and [logic-puzzle] should be ...
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Lateral Thinking -> Brainteaser

Since they're so much alike (See; What exactly is the point of lateral-thinking?) I suggested a tag not to long ago but it still didn't get much attention. So now I'm coming right out and begging for ...
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Please vote on whether to make [detective] a synonym of [mystery]

I see detective and mystery used with a high degree of overlap. Namely, for puzzles which describe a scenario and then ask you to deduce the culprit or cause. To be fair, they do have differing wikis: ...
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What exactly is the point of lateral-thinking?

Not only does lateral-thinking bring in people who's so far out-of-the-box that they don't even know where it is, and answers that generally don't make sense. But it's just plain useless. Take a look ...
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Should [mechanical-puzzles] and [twisty-puzzles] be synonymised?

mechanical-puzzles has 7 questions. Its wiki says: Puzzles that are physically made and have some sort of mechanism for turning or moving them, such as Rubik's Cubes or trick boxes. twisty-...
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What should we do with [math] and [calculation-puzzle]?

I've noticed what I believe may be a slight redundancy in our tag structure, and am wondering if there's something I'm missing. We have a tag, math, for math-oriented puzzles, which is effectively ...