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Sounds like a good time for a tag synonym. I'd recommend making the nineteen-eighty-four tag and then getting the CMs to make 1984 a synonym. That way, if anyone tries to use just "1984", it will still get the appropriate tag but if the title is officially spelled out, that should be the primary tag.


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The history tag was only used on one question, which I've now retagged history-of, thus essentially accomplishing a merge. There's no point in synonymising these two tags, since typing history into the tag box will autocomplete to history-of anyway. How about history-of-literature instead? This tag will show up in autocomplete for either history or history-...


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No. As @kristan mentioned in the comments, these are not the same thing. A moral is a lesson that can be learned from the story. Morality is a concept about differentiating between right and wrong. So, no, we should not merge them. As @BESW pointed out, 'moral' can also mean right/wrong. However, in literature, a 'moral' has a very specific meaning, and ...


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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 ...


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Nah. 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.


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100-years-of-solitude seems like the right name to me. one-100-years-of-solitude is just wrong: the title of the book is not One One Hundred Years of Solitude. one-hundred-years-of-solitude is not possible due to the tag length limit (25 characters). A synonym that contains “one-hundred” explicitly might be useful — we could make a synonym one-hundred-years-...


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I'd say we give authors the axe. It serves no purpose because as you stated in the question, individual author-specific tags exist to categorize questions by the author of the work being discussed. The other use for these author-specific tags is in questions that ask about the literary aspects of an author's life. Either way, I'd say we delete both authors ...


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Done. Thanks @Robert!


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I mod-renamed the lord-of-the-rings tags to the-lord-of-the-rings. But a tag synonym isn't necessary here. This is a short-term problem because the reputation to create new tags is lowered to private-beta/boot-strapping levels. Once the site gets going, it becomes much harder to inadvertently create new tags where a simple variation already exists. Text ...


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Yes we should and now we have question with both the tags too. But it's better to keep the-lord-of-the-rings as the primary tag as it's part of official name too.


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status-completed - I've renamed it to the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy, in accordance with Tag name conventions: to the or not to the?.


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Per my answer here and the following discussion in comments, we should disambiguate the tag by adding the author's name to the tag name. I think that a single book tag should refer only to a single book. It will be confusing to use the same tag for questions about different unrelated works which happen to share a title. If tags should be a way of marking ...


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Yes, we should rename bs-johnson as b-s-johnson, because that is what we have done with j-k-rowling instead of jk-rowling and george-r-r-martin, instead of george-rr-martin.


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The poems tag has been merged into poetry, which is now the only one remaining of the two. As Robert noted in comments, synonymisation isn't an issue because typing poe into the tag box will lead users to poetry automatically anyway. For discussion of the value of this tag, see Is [poetry] too broad / how should we use the tag? and my own more recent A ...


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My immediate reaction is that language is a terrible name for a tag. Not because the concept of language isn't one we should be discussing here (it is!), or that it doesn't have a clear definition in the context of literature (it may well do), but because it would almost certainly end up being misused. It's a common word in everyday speech, and people would ...


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There is a potential problem I foresee with the 'Point-of-View' tag. You are writing here as a person clearly very knowledgeable about literary terminology and versed in the minutia of the different terms (Go you!). Some of our querents are equally scholarly, many of them are not(self included tbh). It's also very clear that even where tags have lots of ...


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I'd say use behind-the-scenes it fits everything that's (properly) tagged with authors and writers. Retag all the fitting questions to that and expand that tag wiki accordingly. I'm opposed to blindly making stuff synonyms so early. Maybe we will find a useful definition of authors or writers. We won't have that many questions now that we can't have an eye ...


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Merging the tags would be much more appropriate than making them synonyms. As already mentioned in comments, this isn't what synonyms are for. Merging tags is a moderator function, wait until we get them and then issue a gentle reminder.


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