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LGBT+ tag question

By happenstance I just noticed the wording of the lgbt+ tag: The LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and sexual/gender minorities) tag may be used where issues of sexuality, gender, or lack ...
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Tags roommates vs flatmates vs housemates

We have currently three tags that are basically all describing the same thing : roommates, flatmates and housemates. At the moment, flatmates has 2 votes to be a synonym of roommates and housemates ...
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When can I use the lgbt+ tag?

Today, I asked this question: Avoiding conflict when showing my family my new name I added the lgbt+ on it with the following explanation: I put the lgbt+ tag because changing names is a common ...
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Tag "work-environment" and "job"

The tag work-environment (currently 288 questions) is defined as: Use this tag if the question is related to the work environment, such as an issue with your boss, your coworkers, or someone you ...
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"depression" and "mental-health" tag

Depression is a mental-health problem. However, mental-health issues aren't limited to depression. At IPS, we use both tags: depression For questions about depression, or depressed people. If ...
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Should we delete the "conversations" tag?

The conversations tag is the most broadly use on IPS and, in my opinion, this tag doesn't bring any information at all. From the tag description: Questions about having conversations with other ...
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How should we define what makes a question asking for academic research on topic?

Background Recently, this question and that one have been asked in the tag academic-research. Both questions were closed within a few hours of being posted and as of this question one has been ...
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Should we rename the "requests" tag into "making-requests"?

I recently discovered that we have a requests for when the OP need to request something from someone else. When I talked about it in chat, someone got confused and thought that the tag was for "I ...
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What's the different between the "friend" and "friendship" tag?

Are there any differences between those two tags? Why do we have both? The friends tag have a description; For questions about interactions with friends, people with whom you share personal ...
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Do we really need the "asperger" tag when we already have the "autism" one?

Autism is a spectrum. Every person with autism is different and the way autism affects their life is different for each one of those individuals. For example, some people on the autism spectrum will ...
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What is the difference between the tag social-event and parties?

While I was going through the list of tags, I noticed the tag parties (27 questions) which reminded me of the tag social-event (41 questions). Here is the definition for each one: parties: ...
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Do we really need the "approach" tag?

I was going to the list of tags in the main site when I notice the "approach" one. Here is its description: For questions where the author is looking for a way to achieve their goal. Such as to ...
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Should we rename the "conflict-aversion" tag?

The tag conflict-aversion is badly named. Aversion is a strong dislike or disinclination. A person can be conflict-averse. The description for this tag says it's more likely to be about conflict-...
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"How to Help" vs. "What Should I Do" questions

We have a tag how-to-help which currently has 36 open questions (9 closed). We also just added an official close reason for questions asking "What should I do?" This seems to have a lot of potential ...
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Should these two specific questions be tagged [feminism]?

How can I use IPSkills on a conflict-avoidance strategy to memorably inform feminist group some arguments affect our community because misandristic? How to politely encourage my girlfriend to support ...
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Should this question have the jealousy tag?

In this question, As a woman, how to avoid angry stares from other people's wives or girlfriends, I added the new jealousy tag. Is this correct to do? Based on the context of the question, it ...
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Is the tag "latin-america" more accurate than using the tag "south-america"?

The tag latin-america has just popped up, and before it starts becoming something more used on the SE, I was wondering if it would be better to use tags for North America and South America (the ...
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Should the "women" tag be changed to something more age-neutral?

women has been merged into gender Whenever someone calls someone else a "women", I automatically think of someone over the age of 20, I would find it odd to call a child a "women" ...
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Should we make a "jealousy" tag?

We have a number of questions regarding dealing with jealous people. From a search I found 7 open / 2 currently closed candidates: How to deal with a jealous girlfriend? How to manage someone ...
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Do we need tags for both politeness and rudeness?

politeness and rudeness seem like the same domain approached from opposite sides. If somebody asks "is doing X considered polite in (context)?" he'll probably tag it "politeness", ...
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Is [self-improvement] beyond improvement?

After looking at the re-scope request, I'm thinking that self-improvement is pretty useless... Most of our questions are asking for some sort of self-improvement advice, so a more accurate tag ...
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The tag [racial-issues] should be renamed to [ethnicity] or just [race]

The tag racial-issues inherently implies that there is an issue regarding race. There are two reasons why it is in our best interest to have the word "issue" removed: Issue implies that there is a ...
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What to do about the speaking tag?

The speaking tag has six questions. Three of those questions only need the conversations tag: How can I get Americans to speak more slowly after I've already asked them once? How to respond to ...
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Let's remove the socializing tag

The socializing tag seems to be used for any question involving interpersonal skills, and doesn't seem to have any sort of specific meaning. Questions with the tag range from questions about the link ...
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Do we differentiate [tag:autism] and [tag:asperger]?

We currently have separate tags for autism and asperger. In 2013 the DSM-5 changed Asperger Syndrome to fall under the general umbrella of the Autism spectrum. However, there is a distinct culture ...
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What should our [approach] be?

The tag approach currently has currently five questions. Based on those five, the meaning of the tag is "what should my approach be to ...?" In other words, "how do I ...?", which is basically every ...
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Would creating an LGBTQ tag make sense?

I'm thinking about creating an LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) tag. I've spotted a few questions so far where it would apply and I suspect we'll have more in the future. ...
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Do we need [help]?

Just spotted a meaningless tag on the main site that I'm pretty sure we could do without. help It's only been used on 3 questions so far, and doesn't really add anything, as I'm sure most everyone ...
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Should we be using the Europe tag?

The Europe tag has been used on some occasions, and there have been some edits trying to remove them in favour of specific country tags. Europe is indeed diverse, but their are some points that do ...
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Friends and close friends: are two tags necessary?

This site currently has a friends tag and a close-friends tag. Yes, close friends is slightly different from friends. But tags exist to help people find questions. Are there really a lot of people who ...
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Discussing [tag:memory]

It seems that memory 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 memory other than forgetfulness....
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Courtesy and etiquette: Can we make the difference clearer or synonymize them?

Today, I came across two tags: courtesy and etiquette. They've both been used for a decent number of questions, sometimes on the same one. Looking at the lists, it seems like the usage for both is ...
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Should we keep the [interaction] tag?

I noticed we've had some suggested edits recently removing the interaction tag from questions (e.g. 1). I can understand the rationale for doing so; to be honest, quite a few questions on this site ...
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