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It seems that is always about forgetting something. Currently there are only 2 questions about this, but I don't sense there will be any other question worthy of other than forgetfulness.

How should we use this tag? Or should we change it to or ?

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    Good point. Let's go for "forgetfulness".
    – John Mod
    Jul 27 '17 at 14:49
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While I certainly think there could be a use case for , I'm not sure that either of those two questions fit it.

Rather than "forgetfulness" I would recommend we use . We want our tags to be non-judgmental, and I think that "forgetfulness" is a term that implies a repeated history of memory issues (often related to aging) while questions may be about a single failure of memory. This issue doesn't exist with .


... that being said, I don't think that How to remind an instructor about a message I sent them? is about memory or forgetting at all. Only the person the question is talking about can know if it was a lapse of memory or intentionally ignoring the OP, so the tag would be inappropriate.

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  • With that question the memory tag was to imply that he had forgotten about the message, so I completely agree with the change Jul 27 '17 at 16:47
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Maybe we could create an alias? I believe these exist, so that would simply be a duplicate of .

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    You mean "tag synonyms"? In that a tag is made the parent tag, and all synonym tags when used will automatically change into the parent tag.
    – NVZ
    Jul 28 '17 at 7:07

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