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Retagging Recap

Alot was discussed tagging and retagging wise, and a few things changed this week on SE, so I'd like to recap and consolidate everything into one post, which can be used by those of us doing tagging ...
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What is the purpose of tags? How do I use them appropriately?

I've created this question to address the intent and purpose of tags. There has been a lot of talk recently on the subject, and I'd like to address each aspect of tagging in one place. This is a CW, ...
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Tags that should probably be deleted

I think these tags are fairly uncontroversial deletes. Please comment out exceptions, or re-list them as an answer for separate voting. Same comment about a mod-updating these (I was going to do it ...
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Discouraging the proliferation of bad tags: Proposal

As some of you may have noticed, we've got some truly awful tags littering the parent site. I'm not talking about the little one-off tags where somebody pastes their question title into the tag box, ...
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Should a question about cookies tagged with both “cookies” and “biscuits”? [duplicate]

If a question is about cookies, is it correct to tag it with cookies and biscuits?
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American or British Spelling for Tags?

I recently had a question retagged from "Yogurt" the American spelling to "yoghurt" the British one. I can see this easily becoming a fairly epic war. As an American I was momentarily infuriated by ...
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Tags that might be meta, indirect, or subjective

This post is to collect tags which are controversial. Please comment, or start an answer for specific entries. If you like the tag, vote it up. If you don't like the tag, vote it down.
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Tag policy for regionally-ambiguous food names?

A previous question came up on meta about "cookies" vs. "biscuits" - one which I answered but was ultimately unsatisfied even with my own answer. It occurred to me today (and I'm actually surprised ...
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How can I create a tag for [X]?

I have an idea for a new tag that is so mind-blowingly important and brilliant that every passing second without it fills me with unfathomable, suicidal sorrow. What can I do to add this wellspring ...
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How can we tag this question about patenting recipes?

The question I'm referring to is here: Is it possible to patent recipes? The recipe tag has got to go. But I honestly have no idea what should take its place. It has to be something that will ...
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Which tags can we use for questions of culinary nomenclature?

I've seen a couple questions lately that deal with nomenclature (how we name something) for foods and techniques: For example: What is the English Name for Chitrah Rajmah? What is this French ...
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Should there be separate tags for [bread] and [breadmaking]?

Currently I think the [bread] tag covers baking bread and using bread in cooking (and even a question about using bread as something to eat off). Seems to me bread is a case where making it is ...
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which tag should we use [bbq] or [barbecue]

which tag should we use [bbq] or [barbecue] -currently there are 3 of each 9 for [barbecue] and 11 for [bbq] with no overlap. or something else entirely?
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How should we tag questions about specific techniques?

We had an earlier meta question about this, but (a) it didn't get a lot of attention, and (b) I don't think it really asked the right question. Right now I'm seeing a lot of inconsistency in the tags....
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Tags needing synonymification/consolidation

--I think these are uncontroversial duplicates. I think we should make them synonyms to avoid repeat cleanup. I think a mod should do it to avoid bumping threads (or give me the ability to do it). ...
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Tag Voting: what you need to know

Per the recent spate of tag discussions, a list of retagging requests grew, as did calls for discussion of controversial tags/synonyms. Hobodave made clear that tag-voting functionality is built in ...
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Complicated tag consolidations

This post is for tag groups which should probably be consolidated but are more complicated and/or involve more than two tags. Vote up if you think the group should be merged. Vote down if you the ...