Given two recent posts on meta on the topic of removing tags (conditioning and numerics), I was wondering if there is an interest among some users to install a regular "tag review". The idea is to look globally at all tags, see if there are any issues and propose a set of modifications to be approved by the community. Clearly, this should not interfere with ad hoc requests. I'm happy to volunteer to participate in such a recurrent action.

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    $\begingroup$ I would also volunteer my time to such a task. $\endgroup$ Jun 7, 2013 at 19:34
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    $\begingroup$ Good idea! I am sure that cleaning up the tags will improve usability of scicompSE. I would also take part in these discussions. $\endgroup$
    – Jan
    Jun 8, 2013 at 12:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Geoff Oxberry: Hi Geoff, I'm open for suggestions on how to proceed here. $\endgroup$
    – GertVdE
    Jul 3, 2013 at 15:57
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, this is a good idea. I'm no longer a pro tem moderator, bud I'm happy to help out where I can. $\endgroup$ Aug 23, 2013 at 16:56

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Maybe my answer will bump this post for Geoff to see.

Also notice in beta site,

Users with more than 1250 reputation and a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. Users with a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more on the tag, can vote for tag synonyms.

But the question with any beta sites is that there are many useless tags, and users haven't been able to gain 5 or more scores on one to tag the synonyms. For example:

Lastly my suggestion is that, like a site self-evaluation here: Let's get critical: Jul 2013 Site Self-Evaluation , we should make a tag self-evaluation.


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