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This doesn't sound that useful to me. It doesn't indicate something well-defined about the question, which is pretty much the point of tags. As rumtscho points out in Can we handle questions about diabetic-friendly food?, questions about cooking for diabetics need to clearly specify goals (e.g. "low-carb"). If we want to tag those questions, we should ...


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Durian seems like a reasonable tag, mainly because it's not actually a rare ingredient. (Sure, it's hard to find in some parts of the world, but it's a widespread thing that plenty of people will have had.) Beluga caviar and Caciocavallo Podolico Italian cheese both look way too specific. To be useful, tags have to be things that'll get applied to multiple ...


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I agree. I already tag-edited all questions where it was used to mean temperature, hot-sauce and, in two cases, hot-chocolate. For the spicy-hot use, I created a tag synonym suggestion. Please vote on it: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/tags/spicy-hot/synonyms.


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We should be using US names. There's support for this in basically all the posts you linked, and it's also the de facto convention on the site insofar as one exists. The issue is just that we're bad at it. So: Propose edits any tag wikis you find missing. Something is better than nothing. If you want to request comments or hash out a perfect version on ...


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All right, absent any argument, I approve of everything. I had some reservations about chili-peppers, since the existing chilies is clearly the peppers not the stew, but I think gaining tag completion for "pepper" is enough of a win to convince me, and the Wikipedia article is titled "chili pepper" so it's not like no one's ever used the term before. I've ...


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The barbecue -> bbq synonym was created by a moderator August 2, 2010. But the tags weren't merged, so old usages of barbecue remained. So it's unsurprising that two years later when Laura posted, there were more instances of bbq than barbecue - all the questions since the creation of the synonym were tagged bbq. So either she didn't realize the synonym ...


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After posting the answer below, I waited a while heard no objections, and merged into history. I don't really see any value in trying to subdivide history. The line between "culinary practices" and "foods" is not at all a clear one, so there's no reason to expect people would intuitively split into culinary-history and food-history or anything similar. I ...


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Currently, burger is a synonym of hamburgers. If we reverse the direction of the synonym, the tag will be much more consistent with actual word usage.


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All set. Going forward, cooking will be blocked as intrinsic and recipe will be blocked all around.


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I made a tweak: Refers to the culinary definition of fruit: a sweet and/or seed-containing part of a plant that roughly resembles a botanical fruit, even if it is not a seed-containing botanical fruit. plus a bit of a don't-be-pedantic note in the full description. If anyone wants more editing, feel free to suggest an edit to the tag wiki yourself, or ...


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Okay, merged and synonym created.


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it is done and my answer is 30 characters


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I'd be more inclined to just mention it in the question when it's relevant. Tagging is more a searching/organization thing than a way to convey important information about the question. You don't see the tags until you're done reading the question, and even then a lot of people skim over them, so tagging something united-states will only help so much. ...


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I don't see a reason to remove it. Just because nobody has thought of using it doesn't mean that nobody will do so in the future. And I see no red flags with it - it is not suffering from homonym problems, or from being a meta-tag. Is it possible that there is a language issue? Puree is a culinary term used for mashed vegetables, but if you have not heard ...


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I started to implement your suggestion, but had to stop in the middle of doing it. What tripped me up was this question. Pickling green peaches: is the fuzz a must? I recognize your good intentions, but English turns out to be more complicated than that. Nobody says "peach peel". People won't search for that. If I write into the tag wiki for skin to only ...


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I think it's more important that the tag name be clear, concise and unambiguous than look consistent. The linked precedent for having consistent spelling of tags only addresses spelling variations of the same word. The answer was written for Stack Overflow specifically, which didn't have to consider the ambiguities in tag names caused by regional differences ...


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That would put answerers in the awkward position where their answers would be assumed qualified answers concerning suitability for diabetics - and unless I am mistaken, unlike a clear allergy where its is black-and-white about avoiding a contaminant or else, judging that really sounds like a health topic and/or like something that takes a health professional,...


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Deleting the tag is easy; just remove it from your question, and the system will automatically clean it up within 24 hours. I guess that after that period, you could create a flints tag, but should you? A tag for a single brand is IMHO much too narrow; I couldn't find a precedent for this (but maybe, as a Dutch person, I don't recognize a brand). This is ...


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There has been a tag called whipper for a very long time, although it only has 21 questions, so maybe it was difficult to find. We now also have a tag called whipping-siphon, which should come up in searches using the word "siphon" only, and I made whipper a synonym of it.


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How about two tags: hot (temperature) hot (spicy) I don't know if tags support parenthesis.


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I can't imagine a country tag would be useful for very many questions. Your example might be one - terminology that's specific to one country - but even for that one, I don't think it would make sense to hang a "US" tag on it: there's lot's of cross-border shopping between the US and Canada, so sweet cream butter shows up here as well, but then does that ...


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Tags are added to questions; they're not simply created in isolation, since their sole purpose is to mark questions. The best way to ask for tag creation (should you not have sufficient rep) is to ask someone to add it to a specific question by suggesting the edit. I've interpreted this as such a request for your most recent question, chosen kebab as the ...


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If you have a question that either of these tags should be applied to, just ask for the tag to be added to it. Not having the tag shouldn't stop you (or anyone else) from posting such a question! (And if there are no questions about AGA cookers, I guess we don't need the tag.)


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Sure, why not. 29 questions affected, synonym created.


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