I was looking at the tags on this question during an edit: How to enter the GPA of a degree program on a job application?
It includes academic, which I thought might not apply. My assumption was that was going to be for questions about actually working in academia, not about academic qualifications. Indeed, the only other question using that tag is about an application for a teaching job.
However, when I went to check, I found that there is also a tag for academia. Most of its six questions also deal with working in academia.
So there are two tags that are maybe supposed to mean the same thing and I'm not sure what should happen here. Should we:
- Make these tags synonyms and remove it from the above question?
- Make these tags distinct so that one is about working in academia but the other is about academic qualifications, and retag the questions accordingly?
- Make these tags synonyms but also make a new 'academic-qualifications" tag?
- Something else?
Obviously these tags need usage guidance whatever else happens. Even if most folks using the tags don't look at it, it'd be good to know what tags are supposed to mean when doing editing.