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The tag [arithmetic] should be a synonym of [calculation-puzzle], not [mathematics]

I created calculation-puzzle specifically to apply to puzzles that involved calculation as their primary form of mathematical reasoning (as mentioned in this question from the private beta). Somehow, ...
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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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What is the riddle tag for?

When I think of a riddle, I think of the questions between Gollum and Bilbo in The Hobbit, or the classic riddle of The Sphynx. With that in mind, I might define a riddle as "A description or set of ...
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Should we hide tags, or allow hidden tags?

There have been a few puzzles lately that have intentionally omitted tags because the existence of the tag would spoil the puzzle. It makes me curious as to whether the tag system works for this site. ...
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Purpose of tags which only describe how a puzzle is presented

There are several tags which do not identify an element relating to the puzzle (or its solution) itself, but rather identify how the puzzle is presented. This is most notable with tags relating to ...
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Should we abolish tags that only describe the origin of a puzzle?

We have at least two tags (possibly more) which say nothing about the content of the puzzle but only describe what context it originated or was found in. iq-test - "For puzzles that have ...
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What purpose does the header serve in certain puzzles?

This is a header in the beginning of a puzzle. It could contain valuable information. I see that there is currently a massive retagging is going on (with all its side-effects) due to a recent ...
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Should we rename [solvability]?

We have a tag solvability, with excerpt: A question about how a puzzle can be solved. However, "solvability" seems to imply that you'd be asking about whether a puzzle can be solved. New ...
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Possible Perceived Difficulty?

Should there be a tag for perceived difficulty of the riddles? I find a lot of the puzzles to be difficult (I guess I'm just not wired that way) and can have a really tough time sorting through the ...
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I can't use Imgur, I have to use Scratch instead

Instead of Imgur mazes, I have to create Scratch mazes because I can't access Imgur. However, can I still use imgur-maze in it or may I suggest another tag? EDIT: I tried:
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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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Multiple choice question

Should we add a multiple-choice tag? (Feel free to make choice A, B or C into a posted answer or, of course, to add a choice D or other.) A. None of the following. Sometimes known as an unadorned ...
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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.