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Disambiguate [indian] (or merge it into [india])

The indian tag has 20 questions and no tag wiki or excerpt, and (as far as I can see) except for How did Pocahontas die?, all questions are about India's (former) inhabitants or languages, for which ...
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Can we please get a tag for Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka, officially known as The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is an island country located in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean near the equator, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, ...
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Merge the [european] tag into [europe]

There are currently 7 european questions and 515 europe questions; and it does not seem the former have anything special setting them apart from the latter. I therefore suggest the former tag be ...
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Could we get a tag for the Reconquista?

I would like to ask a question about El Cid but do not see a tag for the reconquista. Could we add a tag for the reconquista or should I use a different tag for this time period?
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Synonymize/merge [treaty] and [treaties]

We have both a treaty (8 questions) and treaties (30 questions) tags. They're obviously used for the same topic; can they be synonymized or merged?
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What is tag [roman] for?

At the moment, History SE has tags ancient-rome, roman-empire and roman-republic. What exactly is tag roman for? Using a single adjective as a tag name is not very descriptive, is it?
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Scope and usefulness of questions about computer operating systems and computer hardwares

I am not much active user here but I once (more than a year ago) asked a question on Computer Operating system which was well received by this community. Recently I posted another one and am thinking ...
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When, if ever, should states of federal countries have their own independent tags?

I would like to ask a question about Newfoundland, and noticed there's no specific tag for it. Given how this conversation turned, I figured I'd make it more of a general case so we don't have to re-...
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When are tag edits acceptable because the question is mis-tagged?

This topic is my intention to bring a separate discussion -- perhaps sufficient for us to arrive at a consensus -- as to 'when' tag edits should be done. This is not the same as 'what' tags to use (...
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On the continuity of Russia

At the moment, tag russia has the following description: The largest country in the world, spanning territory from the eastern edge of Europe to Siberia in northern Asia, except for the period 1918-...
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Japanese Period Names

There was a similar topic recently on China and I was confused trying to tag my Japanese question so I figured this could be helpful. Presently, Japan-classed tags include japan, classical-japan, ...
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Tags "building" and "construction"

Presently, tags building and construction are both in existence. The overwhelming use of both seems to be similar -- questions relating to edifices and how they were set up (either by someone or in ...
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Tags "Crusades" vs "Crusaders"

Both tags crusades and crusaders exist presently. All the questions in the latter, except this one, also use the first tag. Should this situation be modified, or do both tags serve a different (...
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Comprehensive policy on tagging WW2 questions

In light of the recent controversy and edit wars over tagging, it is clear that History.SE needs a community consensus on tagging. I would therefore like to initiate discussions on tagging specific ...
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What exactly does minimalism in tagging hope to achieve?

Recently, one of the "lifers" of History SE has engaged in mass removal of tags from questions. Perhaps many consume content on Stack Exchange by visiting the front page of a particular SE site and ...
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What are the correct tags for my question?

I tagged What ring is this? with world-war-two. After seeing the answers, I found out that I was in the wrong century. What is the appropriate tags to use? Should I change the tags? I was going to ...
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On naming Chinese dynasties

At the moment, we have tags ming-dynasty and qing, which is inconsistent. We could have ming-china and qing-china, or, ming-dynasty and qing-dynasty. How should China's dynasties be named?
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Two tags for Latin

At the moment, we have tags latin and latin-language, both on the Latin language. They're not synonyms of one another. Shouldn't they be merged?
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Tag for Hong Kong

Tag hongkong is a bit ugly. Could it please be renamed hong-kong?
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Definition for the "Yahwehism" tag, and how it relates to the "Judaism" tag?

So, after I saw a question with the tag yahwehism (tag now removed from that question by a moderator), I noticed that it both had only one question associated with it (who didn't create the tag, since ...
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Should we merge [sumeria] into [sumer]?

While looking for interesting tags to watch, I happened to notice that we have both sumer (currently with 15 questions) and sumeria (with 3 questions), both presumably referring to the bronze-age ...
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Shouldn't these two tags be synonyms?

Is there any difference between tag flags and tag vexillology? If not, shouldn't they be synonyms?
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The tag [nazi] is redundant with [nazism] and [nazi-germany]

The tag nazi is redundant with the tags nazi-germany and nazism. In addition, it’s rather ambiguous in meaning: while the other two tags refer to a specific period in Germany’s history, and a specific ...
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What to do about "caesar" and "julius-caesar" that currently mean the same person?

I just noticed that there are two tags for the same person, caesar and julius-caesar. Here are the links: caesar and julius-caesar. julius-caesar has no uage guidance, but caesar has: Questions ...
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Creating / adding new tags for existing questions without swamping the home page

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. ...
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What is the intent of the 'world' tag?

Is world intended to be about global history aka "world history"? The SE description isn't too clear to me, although it does seem to lean in that direction Questions related to the history of the ...
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Is there a guide for adding appropriate tags?

I have recently earned the ability to add Tags but I am hesitant to do so without some guidance on what kind of Tags would be useful and acceptable and what kind of Tags would simply be noise. I ...
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Make [Great Britain] just plain old [Britain] again

Currently we have two tags: britain (95 Questions tagged) great-britain (15 Questions tagged) Furthermore, britain has a usage excerpt and a summary while great-britain does not. As the two tags ...
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Creation of a "Schleswig-Holstein" regional tag?

I think it's a good idea to have tags for sub-national regions, for questions specific to those regions. For example, bavaria exists and I also created silesia for one of my questions but ...
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It is justified creating the grant tag just for this question?

It is justified creating the grant tag just for this question ? I personally had no idea this guy existed - also, I don't think it should be encouraged to create new tags for every historical figures,...
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Add tags for early, high, and late Middle Ages?

Should we add tags for early, high, and late Middle Ages? My rep is not sufficient to add tags myself.
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Make Byzantium, Eastern Roman Empire again!

Currently we have two tags: byzantine-empire (52 questions tagged) eastern-roman-empire (3 questions tagged) As we know, Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire both refer to the same political ...
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Would this question be on topic on the main site?

I would like to pose this question: How many secret or hidden passages is the Vatican historically recorded to have possessed? Would this question be allowed on the main site? Note Bene: There is no ...
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Redundant "North American History" tag?

We have an existing "North America" tag and there now appears to be a "North American History" tag too. Since all of the tags on History SE are (or should be) about history, this new tag seems ...
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New tag for the Fall of the Roman Empire

I've made two questions about Attila on History StackExchange, and only found two suitable tags for them: ancient-history and roman-empire. I'm wondering if a fall-roman-empire tag (or something like ...
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Do this tag and proposal match?

I had recently noticed that this SE site have a tag 'script'. I had proposed a SE site in area 51 named 'S' for script'. Do this tag and and proposal match? please help if you know something.
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What is the difference between the "war" and "warfare" tags?

They have different descriptions so I'm guessing they're not synonyms for each other. The descriptions don't seem to clearly make a difference between the two, however. Is one supposed to be used for ...
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Copying wikipedia for tag wiki?

Someone has copypasting Wikipedia's contents into tag wikis verbatim (Tibet, Chile, World-War-1, World-War-2). I've been rejecting them as plagiarised, though I see now Tibet and Chile's has ...
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Tag for questions about superseded theories

I've got a number of questions about theories that were once believed, but have since been made obsolete by new discoveries. Topics such as: the theory that rain follows the plow the belief that the ...
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What is wrong with my tags summaries?

A couple weeks ago I spent some time to add wiki tags summaries for many void tags. Some of them were accepted (thank you), but some are rejected. Please explain what I did wrong, so I could not make ...
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What is the difference between fashion and clothing tags?

After asking this question I realized, that there is a clothing tag (I used that one) and a fashion tag. And now I wonder, whether I should retag my question. To make this question more useful ...
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Can we have [counterfactual] (and a few other tags) blacklisted or deleted

Counterfactual questions are explicitly off-topic per the FAQ. However, there is currently a tag for it (counterfactual), which some users take to mean that it is on-topic. Can we have the tag ...
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Should we have a badge / recognition of well-cited answers? Questions?

Citations are a critical part of historical discourse. To give a succinct-comparison from another academic field, it has been said that "citations are the source code of Physics.SE" Should we ...
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Tag proposition for the history of Black American society?

I wonder, what would be the best tag for the history of Black American society? I didn't find any suitable in the present collection. Would it be black-americans, african-americans or anybody have ...
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Europe and other continental tags

As of today, the "europe" tag was used with 69 questions. Some of them are added to questions about things that have matter to overall history of the European civilization, while some others to ...
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Ancient Iran/Persia tags

Lately, a particular user, acting in absolute good faith, has been not only adding the "ancient-iran" tag (fine with me) but removing the "persia" tag (which I think damages the usability of the site)....
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Why is there no New Deal Tag?

The new deal among other tags in that subject matter seem to be missing. Coming from StackOverflow I'm quite used to esoteric tags and they do seem to help a lot because sometimes making a title that ...
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How can somebody suggest a new tag?

What's the best way for a person without tag privileges to suggest a new tag? In this particular case it's about tag "Bulgaria", which I believe doesn't need further explanations. I couldn't find any ...
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Which tags should we use for questions about Carthage and the Phoenicians?

There have been a few questions about Carthage lately, for example: Do we consider Carthage as belonging to a different civilization from the Phoenician one? What is the state of the art historical ...
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Why do we have both "ussr" and "soviet union" as tags? Can we merge them?

As you now know, there are two distinct tags, one labeled soviet-union and the other ussr. Given that the latter stands for "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics", I propose to merge them, perhaps ...
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