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On tag [ancient]

At the moment, History of Science and Mathematics SE has tag ancient. This tag has no description. I find it odd to use an adjective to name a tag. Wouldn't antiquity be a better name for this tag?
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Two tags for the 18th century

At the moment, we have tag 18c and tag 18th-century. Would it be wise to merge them?
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Two tags for Middle Ages

At the moment, we have tag medieval and tag middle-ages. Should they be merged?
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Blacklisted [history] tag has reappeared

Based on this answer, [history] (as well as any other tag beginning with the word "history") is supposed to be a blacklisted tag on the main site. However that has apparently failed. This ...
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Suggestion of tag removal

The tags physics-capitalism-technology and physics-capitalism-propaganda are being used by (and seem to have been created for) ...
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Tagging of names, revisited

About three years ago, in the early days of HSM, it was decided on meta that it was probably not useful to tag posts by the names of relevant scientists. The reason for this is that it would lead to a ...
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Tag suggestion: natural history

I have a question about my History of Science and Mathematics Stack Exchange post: What are other ancient encyclopaedic texts like Pliny's “Naturalis Historia” that were available to medieval ...
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On the history-of-science tag

I recently got rid of the history-of-science tag from How far can history of science be traced back?, and then another question which had just been posted. Typically, I wouldn't do something like this,...
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Tag disambiguation - what should we do?

Should we reserve the use of discipline tags for question related to the history of the discipline? The statistics tag has been widely (3/4 questions, detagged ...
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Tag Wiki's - Write them!

We currently have a good 5 pages or so of tags at this time. It would help if users were proactive in trying to edit tag Wikis so we can build up quality in our tags. This serves out as a reminder ...
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Why do we have 'history' and 'history-of-terminology' tags?

As noted above, we have a history tag and a history-of-terminology tag. These seem a little redundant, given the name of the site. I just re-tagged a question from history to history-of-terminology, ...
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Are some tags too specific or just fine as they are?

I've noticed that there are a couple of tags that recently popped up. There's the ancient-egypt tag and the nazi-germany tag. They only have a couple questions each, but more will come. Are these ...
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On questions that do not refer to a specific discipline

There has already been some discussion about how to tag questions that are (explicitly) not specific to some discipline (e.g. this one or this one). The author of the first example question I just ...
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Proposal: A tentative tagging scheme

One of the most important questions to be settled is: How are we supposed to tag questions on this site? I happen to have some opinions on this matter, and I will use this meta post to lay out my '...
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Tagging of names

How should we tag names? I've just gone for thomas-digges for the astronomer, but this got me thinking about how we should standardise it. digges might be acceptable in this context but what if there ...