Some questions about food safety and kitchen safety are tagged with . Is retagging questions about food safety with the tag to and leaving all kitchen safety questions with the tag a good idea? Or should we introduce a new tag and leave the tag for both cases? Or should we even clean up the tag?

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Looking at the relatively small number of questions tagged with I would say the food safety related questions should be retagged to as the sheer number of questions already tagged with indicates there is community consensus on how those questions should be tagged.

Then I would recommend creating the tag and merging the into it which would result in the remaining questions being tagged appropriately under and aliasing to it as a synonym. This would prevent future tagging of questions with just the more generic .

  • Worth noting an appropriate tag wiki entry should also be created for kitchen-safety so it is clear when to use that vs. food-safety. Sep 7, 2015 at 13:49

I just independently rediscovered this. I renamed to , but without creating a synonym. That'd be awkward for an ambiguous tag like this; obviously some people type "safety" thinking food safety, and others are thinking kitchen safety, so we don't want to always turn it into .

We still need to go through everything now tagged and correct it to as appropriate.

  • There are still plenty of [safety] questions out there, I'll check them (I was going to ask a meta question about this tags)
    – Luciano
    Nov 5, 2019 at 11:04

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