This site currently has a tag with about ten questions. However, it seems to me that the "song" part of "song lyrics" is redundant; the word lyrics implies that the question is about a song.

Is it worth changing to ?

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    What about lyrical poetry?
    – Benjamin
    Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 10:40

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It may be slightly redundant, but if someone types 'song' into the tag spot, they should have the right tag come up. The easier it is to find the correct tag, the better. We want to make the site easy to navigate and use, and if people can't find the right tag, that's not good.


I was going to say "make it so", but then thought about it a bit more ...

  • We don't lose anything by having a slightly longer tag name. You might argue that it's redundant, but while small redundancies can be irritating to us pedants, they don't really harm the site. It's not as if the tag name is approaching the 25-character limit.

  • The longer name may help for clarity. I could easily imagine people who think all poetry counts as "lyrics", but they might be less likely to associate the phrase "song lyrics" with poetry. If the longer name helps to make the tag's intended purpose clearer, then it's worth keeping.

  • People might search for the tag using "song" rather than "lyrics". As Mithrandir mentions, it would be nice to have this tag pop up as a suggestion when people type song into the tag box.

(The middle one of these three points is most important.)

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