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Changing 'joke' to 'humour' or burninating it

In the interests of providing options: We should get rid of the joke tag entirely. Most of the questions with this tag are either already closed, or not very funny (obviously subjective). I don't ...
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Should [reverse-puzzling] be a synonym of [puzzle-identification]?

In practice the two have very different flavours. As rand al'thor says, reverse-puzzling questions tend to be deliberately short of useful information, whereas puzzle-identification ones tell you ...
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The [math] tag is pointless

I disagree. Firstly, there are many branches of maths which don't currently have their own tags: analysis, calculus, algebra, trigonometry, topology, and so on. You could make a case for creating ...
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Should [hat-problem] be its own tag, instead of a synonym?

I agree that this puzzle type warrants it own tag. I could easily imagine wanting to search for this kind of puzzle of particular. I think that the tag should be limited to puzzle to devise a ...
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Should limerick be a separate tag from poetry?

Tags are allowed to have subtags. Just like we're allowed to have both the general mathematics tag and specific tags like geometry, number-theory, combinatorics, and so on, it's also fine to have ...
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<Tag> does not exist on this site

Turns out that poem is a proposed synonym for poetry. The poem tag itself was removed from the system some months ago on account of going unused. This is a fairly routine situation, but what we ...
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Changing 'joke' to 'humour' or burninating it

I agree with your proposal: using an adjectival tag will hopefully make it clearer that it's only meant to be used for posting puzzles which have an element of humour, not for simply posting jokes. ...
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Possible tag synonyms

Looks like all of these have been dealt with by now, except : network and graph-theory (where graph-theory is the better choice) Indeed, network (11 puzzles and its ...
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Tag-merge or stricter tagging policy? [cryptic-clues] and [cryptic-crosswords]

I think the three tags cryptic-crosswords, cryptic-clues, and crosswords refer to distinct things and each is useful. I think it's reasonable that a user might want to do an actual complete cryptic ...
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Tag merge: [sequence] and [series]

series and sequence are not synonyms. (Whether we actually need the series tag is another matter, since the only question that uses it correctly was closed as off-topic.) The series tag is used for ...
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Tag for puzzles that can easily be presented on a whiteboard (or blackboard, or chalkboard, etc)

I don't think this would count as a complete answer, but here's my shot. Does a tag like this already exist? No, I don't think so. You mention blackboard: nonetheless, all the questions ...
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Tag-merge or stricter tagging policy? [cryptic-clues] and [cryptic-crosswords]

I think the two are distinct. One refers to puzzles using cryptic-crossword-style clues, (some puzzles use several of them, and may have other elements as well), while the other refers to actual ...
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Difference between "real" and "unsolved-mysteries"

There are puzzles like Logic behind numeric sequence, which are abstract mental exercises where the poster claims not to know the answer.  ISTM that it might be appropriate to tag these with unsolved-...
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Please vote on whether to make [logic] a synonym of [logic-puzzle]

I've gone ahead and manually approved the synonymization, so status-completed.
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Should [mechanical-puzzles] and [twisty-puzzles] be synonymised?

"Mechanical puzzles" refers to most physical puzzles, twisty or not - Sliding tiles (15-puzzle), ball mazes, take apart, put together, etc. The wiki for it just needs to be broadened appropriately.
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Difference between "real" and "unsolved-mysteries"

I suppose that the only difference is that the real tag can be a mystery which is solved, whereas unsolved-mysteries is specifically unsolved, Personally I don't think they should be merged, but ...
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Changing 'joke' to 'humour' or burninating it

After doing a little looking at some of the questions tagged humor, I'd suggest what @GentlePurpleRain did in the comments to this question: Get rid of both humour and joke! Take a look at the list of ...
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[game-theory]: find a [strategy] for the [game]

All of the following is in my humble opinion. I think that game is a proper subset of gametheory and strategy, and neither of the last contain the other. Since tags should only be made synonyms when ...
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Tag merge: [Time] and [Timings]

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Word-problem vs. story

If you look at the actual tag wiki for word-problem (after clicking the tag, click on "learn more..."), it states: A word problem is a problem that's stated in words, usually in terms of a ...
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Word-problem vs. story

I say the two tags are not the same (although their descriptions may be quite misleading). A word-problem in my eyes is a puzzle where the story element is crucial, and the puzzle cannot be solved ...
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"Numbers on a blackboard"-type puzzles

First of all, I don't think they should be synonyms. We can leave the blackboard tag as it is, because there are a few such questions and more might turn up in the future. Yes, it is a subset of ...
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Please vote on whether to make [detective] a synonym of [mystery]

It looks like this was done way back in 2014 by Joe Z. status-completed. Case closed, Sherlock.
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