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This tag actually makes me really uncomfortable. I'd prefer it just didn't exist at all. The very fact that it's only currently used on three questions would make it easy to kill and, to add to that, if it was applied to every question that was actually about females, it'd essentially become a meta tag. I also find it somewhat amusing that there isn't a men ...


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What about making a new tag to cover both? I propose autism-spectrum. I think it is useful to have a tag to indicate that involved parties are on the spectrum, but as you say, the details of what that means will need spelled out in the question body anyways, so it doesn't seem necessary or particularly useful to have two different tags for which part of the ...


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Isn't interaction just a roundabout way of saying "interpersonal"? That's the entire scope of this site. This feels a bit like a ubiquitous tag that doesn't really aid in any sort of categorization of content.


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It's a meaningless tag, like 'question'. Removed.


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I think it could be helpful for categorization, yes. This is information that will almost certainly be included in the question if it is relevant, but tags do make it easy to search for types of questions; members of the LGBTQ community would likely find such a tag useful. Suggestions for usage: Do use this tag When a question is about issues of sexual ...


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The term “self-improvement” broadly refers to the act of improving yourself, but it can also be applied to a number of different topics. Self-improvement can include personal development in terms of leadership skills, goal setting, visualization skills, organizational skills, time management, and mind power. That's what google says self-improvement is. ...


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Perhaps we're misusing the tag entirely. Neither of the existing questions using it are about feminism, they're both about interacting with people who the question askers consider to be "feminists", either by the OP's definition or because the subject of the question has claimed to be a feminist. Regardless, that's really not the same thing. I'm not even ...


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In general, I think tags should only be used when they are relevant to the specific situation in the question (and that relevance is clear in the question). Like tag help says: A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. For example, I could ask a question about "how to come out to my religious parents about being agnostic?". That ...


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It should be read as three possible conditions that would effect the question: Gender Sexuality Lack of gender or lack of sexuality (Or romantic disposition.) Because the lack of those things can impact a question and it is important that the tag is inclusive of Aromantic, Asexual, and Agender folks.


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Kill it. The point of Interpersonal Skills is communication, meaning (almost) every question on the site is about communicating something, whether that be that you're not trying to be creepy or that you like your cashier. As such, every question could have the approach tag. "[P]roperly convey[ing] certain feelings or inform[ing] someone about a problem&...


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Let's burninate! I went through the first page of results for questions tagged with "approach", and it seems that there are two main patterns of usage of this tag: questions on how to approach someone about something, questions that use the tag because they're asking for advice on how to approach someone about something, yet the question isn't phrased ...


5

Latin America is not South America. It's specifically countries in North, Central, and South America that primarily speak Spanish or Portuguese languages. It includes pretty much everything south of the US and some (but not all) of the Caribbean Islands, so it includes Central America and excludes primarily French and Dutch-speaking countries like Guyana, ...


5

Something that oddly wasn't mentioned yet... We have gender that should work in all cases where gender is a significant factor...


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Since there don't seem to be objections, I created the new tag jealousy and am adding it incrementally to the linked questions. I also wrote a tag wiki and summary - feel free to edit!


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We need both tags. Consider this case: Someone asks "My friend was very rude to me, how do I initiate a conversation with him about this". Here, the rudeness tag is applicable, while the politeness is not. A rude behavior has been done, and OP is asking specifically about the rudeness/how to handle this rudeness. The tag politeness states that it is for "A ...


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For now I recommend we get rid of all of these tags because they are shorthand for longer terms. They can be made into synonyms of what I would like to recommend be the master tag: autism-spectrum-disorder According to my research (Wikipedia), ASD is the term currently used to encompass a variety of different disorders including Autism Disorder and ...


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Yes For some issues, the answer will differ from country to country. For some, from continent to continent, for others even from city to city. Since we have no tag hierarchy, we can't simply tag a question amsterdam and have the-netherlands, western-europe, europe, and big-city inferred or implied. Neither can we tag a question with all those tags, because ...


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While I certainly think there could be a use case for memory, I'm not sure that either of those two questions fit it. Rather than "forgetfulness" I would recommend we use forgetting. 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 ...


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We don't need to synonymize them, because etiquette and courtesy have totally different meaning. As per Oxford definition for etiquette, The customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group. and for courtesy, The showing of politeness in one's attitude and behaviour towards others. Etiquette is about ...


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I'm new to this area of stack overflow, so I can't comment as to whether a tag of this sort would be overused. That being said, I can think of many specific questions that can be asked that would be specific ( "how do i tell them I'm gay / a different gender" ) where this would apply and potentially useful. And many more questions that relate to different ...


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Unless you're about to tag a few questions at a time, it's not necessary to ask on meta. If you have the privileges and site experience to add a tag, you may do so. And others will see the post and rollback the edit if it's deemed absolutely unworthy of a tag. In this particular question, it sure can have the jealousy tag. The question meets the criteria ...


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I submit that any question can have the academic-research tag and still be on-topic-- I don't think that the tag is relevant in that way. It's a guide for what good answers might include. It is not an end-run around the other rules the site has for questions. With that in mind, I think that a good, on-topic question with that tag adheres to the other rules ...


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As I commented on Upper_Case's answer, we have a third related tag: professionalism. Between that and work-environment, I think job can go. Out of the three questions that Upper_Case identified, the only one that I think doesn't fit either professionalism or work-environment is How to tell a friend I don't want to continue giving him advice?, which is ...


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Well spotted! Like the other answer explains, the + includes people who lack a gender/sexuality/romantic disposition. Since the best way to fix confusion is by an edit, I've been talking to another mod and we propose to edit the tag usage guidance to: Use this tag when issues specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or other sexual/gender ...


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I think it's a meta tag and propose we burn it. I don't think it serves a decent distinction purpose either, and the topic of "women" is so hilariously broad that it doesn't even categorize properly.


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On top of what Catija said, the tag is essentially a meta tag, as it can't be used on its own. That's why we should kill it with fire altogether, instead of changing it to some more age-neutral tag.


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I think how-to-help questions can often border being too broad, but are completely different from "What should I do?" questions. For example, let's look at How do I deal with my girlfriends anxiety affecting my relationship with my friends, which already has a couple votes towards being too broad. If this were truly a "What should I do?" question, I'd ...


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It's an old but still valid question and I would say: let's delete it! This tag as no definition and people tend to use it as the opposite of non-verbal-communication which almost every question here. Knowing this, I believe that this tag doesn't add value to any question and should, therefore, be removed.


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Just a few thoughts on why it might make sense to keep both tags around: It is true that the medical community no longer makes a distinction between asperger and autism. However, the general population may not be up to date with the medical terminology and many people will likely still make such a distinction. It might still be useful to have a distinction ...


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I'll agree that the tag is probably overused. I say we should keep the tag. It's not true that every interpersonal interaction involves a conversation, though many do. Even if conversation is very common that doesn't mean that it is worthless to note-- someone looking for posts about conversation, specifically, shouldn't be forced to read every question to ...


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