Is the 6-sigma tag too localized? Someone has just posted a question about it: What is the purpose of Six Sigma?

Also, if it is a valid tag should it be six-sigma, 6-sigma or what it is now 6sigma?

  • Don't worry about synonym tags until they appear. Even if we don't catch them early, when we do, making a couple (or more) tags synonyms is pretty easy (for mods).
    – yannis
    Apr 22, 2012 at 23:36
  • Sometime between then and now the tag went away. Sep 18, 2018 at 21:40

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I wondered the same thing, re: the name, the other day, and I ran a query at data.stackexchange.com to see if any other sites were using it. That only got me so far (no one was) because I think it only queries non-Beta sites (?).

Anyway, I know that PM SE has a 6-sigma tag. It would be nice that if we used it, it was used consistently across related SEs. Personally, I would have gone for six-sigma in both cases, but I don't have the rep to make those changes.

As to whether or not it is too localized, I don't think so -- but I could be easily persuaded another way.

  • good points there.
    – chrisjlee
    Apr 22, 2012 at 19:05
  • 6 - Sigma questions really need to get pushed to PP&PM but that general question should be good for the generic what is 6 sigma questions. Apr 23, 2012 at 20:41
  • @Chad It's something I definitely plan to watch.
    – jcmeloni
    Apr 23, 2012 at 20:44
  • I did actually remove the 6sigma tag infavor of the terminology tag since thats what the question was really about Apr 23, 2012 at 21:24
  • @Chad Ok; was that a remove one tag, then create a new tag edit process?
    – jcmeloni
    Apr 23, 2012 at 21:30
  • Terminology was already in the list. Apr 24, 2012 at 12:48

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