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food-processing tag?

I was looking at this Q&A, and it got me wondering if there may be value in creating an explicit food/beverage tag. Many of the people here, or new audiences, may be focused on a specific area ...
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Could we add Micro-electronics and Micro-systems tags?

There are already a few related questions. And also eventually 'Nano-technology' (this tag may be misused), and 'Integrated technology processes' (even if this last one could be under process ...
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When did the tags “rail” and “railroad” get merged?

I see that railroad is a synonym of rail. When did this happen and why? It seems that at the very least, this is the wrong way, i.e. rail->railroad should be the direction. In the railroad industry ...
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Is there an earthquake tag, or can we make one? [duplicate]

I was looking for an earthquake tag for my new question but didn't find one. Can we make one?
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How can I create a new tag?

I want to create a new tag for trains for my question here. How can I do this? Does an admin have to do it for me?
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Are too many questions tagged with “mechanical-engineering”?

At the beginning of our site (not even a year ago), there was an effort to tag every question with one of the "big three" engineering disciplines (electrical, mechanical, and civil). See: Don't forget ...
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The unfiltered [filter] tag

I noticed today that we've got at least two distinct classes of question using the filters tag: Mechanical filtration questions, e.g. Gas cleaning in activated carbon filters - How much moisture is ...
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Tag clarification: building-physics

I just saw the tag "building-physics" on a question about tire-balancing beads. Which seemed strange to me, as car tires have nothing to do with buildings. On checking the tag wiki... there's nothing....
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Clean up solar tags

I noticed a recent question (How can I connect mismatched solar panels in parallel?) with three tags relating to solar power/photovoltaics. Each of these is an existing tag: solar-panel has 6 ...
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Tag hierarchy - Should all structural-engineering questions also be taged with civil-engineering?

What is the protocol for adding a next-level-up tag in the hierarchy? I am specifically thinking about the tags structural-engineering and civil-engineering. Structural engineering is a specialty ...
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Can we merge the “automobiles” and “automotive-engineering” tags?

I just noticed that we have both automotive-engineering and automobiles tags. Given that the questions that use each1 seem similar, I propose that we merge them. I suggest that we make automobiles a ...
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The 'Bolting' tag and the 'Threads' tag

I answered a question earlier on location dowels and wondered if there was a 'fasteners' tag to add to it. I discovered that there was a bolting tag and a threads tag. While the two tags describe dis-...
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Should we have a “soft-question” tag?

I saw this question yesterday, and though, "Hey, maybe it could use a soft-question tag." However, I voted to close it, and it was closed (reasons explained in comments below the question). There may ...
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What will be the difference between the aerospace engineering and aircraft design tags?

The aircraft-design and aerospace-engineering tags have seen a decent amount of use so far. I created aerospace-engineering1 as a more general term that could be applied to rockets and spacecraft (and,...
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Do we need the “research” tag?

What's the point of the research tag? Quoting Air in chat, research seems like a meta-tag to me. It doesn't describe the questions; it merely gives a bit of (unnecessary) context. Furthermore, ...
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Aluminium or Aluminum?

I noticed today that both the tags "Aluminium" and "Aluminum" are used on this site. It is somewhat debatable in my mind if a material even needs a tag, but regardless of that, which format should ...
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Should hackspaces have their own tags?

As a follow-up to this question: Should we allow hackspaces to have their own tags? I think this is an interesting idea, but I'm not sure about how well it would fit into the SE format, or if it ...
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Do we need a “homework” tag?

The consensus of this post is that homework questions should be allowed, so long as they satisfy certain criteria. That begs another question: Do we want a homework tag? The tag would have the ...
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Let's write tag wikis (sort of)!

We have accumulated quite a lot of tags throughout the first days or so, which is really good! They seem to be helping guide questions and categorize them better. Let's start writing descriptions! ...