I am currently doing a little research into some aspects relating to the Sasanian Empire for another project, and I thought it might be useful to see what questions have been asked and answered here.
We didn't have a tag, but it looks like we have something like 20 questions on the subject. However, these can be hard to find because of the variant spellings generally in use ('Sasanian Empire' / 'Sassanian Empire' / 'Sasanid Empire' / 'Sassanid Empire' / 'neo-Persian Empire' etc.).
This strikes me as exactly the kind of situation that tags were invented for, so I have created the sasanian-empire and proposed the neo-persian-empire tag synonym. I'm not sure whether I should also create synonyms for the variant spellings, and would welcome advice.
For what it's worth, searching on Google Scholar for Sasanian Empire currently gets 17k hits; while Sassanian Empire gets 12.2k hits, Sassinid Empire gets 8.2k hits, Sassanid Empire gets 7.5k hits, and Sasanid Empire gets 3.3k hits. Neo-Persian Empire got just 500 hits.
All of which may represent the general usage of the various terms.
I've re-tagged a couple of questions, but in order to avoid swamping the home page with older questions - and so risk drowning out new questions, potentially preventing them from getting the attention they deserve - I intend to re-tag the other questions gradually over a period of time.
I wanted to ask the community's opinion on this approach to re-tagging.
Should re-tagging of existing questions be done gradually as I have suggested, or do people favour a 'big bang' approach where all are re-tagged at once, but where the home page will be (hopefully briefly) swamped with older questions?