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Should we have country specific tags?

Some questions are inherently quite localised. For instance How important is a grade point average on a resume? makes little sense to those of us outside of the united-states. I don't think questions ...
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RhysW's Tag Reviews - Suggested Course of action

So I have recently been having a batter at the tags to see if we can remove any we don't need. Define any that are undefined and re-tag those we think are redundant. As suggested by Monica Cellio I ...
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Please don't ask for status-completed on requests to reopen (or close) questions

We get a lot of questions on meta about closing or reopening specific questions. That's great -- meta is the right place to discuss these matters (and is way better than comments on the question). ...
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What should we do with questions about personal dilemmas with no right answer?

I can't help feeling that some of the questions on the site are opportunities to offload to a listening pair of ears (or thousands of pairs of ears as the case may be). I'm thinking in particular of ...
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A Note on Tag Wiki Excerpts

I've had to reject and roll back a lot of tag wiki entries, and I'd like to explain what we are looking for. See Improved Tagging. Tag wikis are about why you would use a tag. Tag wikis are not to ...
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The Workplace Tag List Project

After a comment in chat about the The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta, I looked to see if we had done work on deciding how we want our tagging to be handled. While I found small discussions ...
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Another tag discussion!

I have done some research into tag cleanup and am looking for community feedback. Just like when RhysW did the same thing, I will post one answer for each recommendation, feel free to add your own. ...
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If we avoid legal advice, why do we have a law tag?

I saw this question and the comment that caught me off guard was this bit: Alright I'll move it away, I figured since there was a "law" tag that it was applicable Why do we have a law tag? I saw ...
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What's the [legal] tag for?

We have a legal tag for some reason. After some debate on Meta, questions that require lawyers are off topic in the FAQ. I admit there are some questions with a slight common law focus that could be ...
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Is there anything we can do to highlight the country/culture specific tags?

I see quite a few questions that are culture specific that tend to attract US Centric answers. As a result the answers are completely wrong because the way things work in US are completely different ...
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Do CVs need their own tag?

Currently we have resume (very common) and cv (less common). The tag wiki for resume refers to CVs directly, but the CV tag is used specifically for CVs. Do these need to be separate tags or should ...
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Merge Tags: professionalism and unprofessional-behavior

Proposal: merge unprofessional-behavior into professionalism The former currently has 81 questions while the latter is up to 1360. This was originally brought up by Monica in her answer here: I ...
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software-industry tag discussion

The other day jmac and I were chatting and he raised the opinion that the software-industry was a terrible tag and he makes some good points. If someone works for twitter in HR are they in the ...
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What is the use of 'software' tag?

There's already a software-industry tag, which has a tag wiki entry. The software tag has no tag wiki entry, but seems to be used synonymously with software-industry, or used incorrectly. Is this tag ...
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Is the Etiquette tag a synonym of Professionalism?

etiquette seems to perfectly match a subset of the tag wiki excerpt description of professionalism. Professionalism affects how others perceive you, whether they be your coworkers, managers or ...
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Avoid and remove the “professionalism” tag

professionalism is a catch-all tag. Our scope is defined in our FAQ as The Workplace - Stack Exchange is for members of the workforce navigating the professional setting. However, "...
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Policy for asking hypothetical questions to generate more good content

Should we introduce hypothetical tag to indicate that the question asked is not a question related to personal (or a friend's) issues at work, but rather a theoretical issue? People answering the ...
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The tag wikis could use some love. What should a great Workplace tag wiki include?

I've been looking through the tag wikis and many of them are one-line, blank, or conflate the excerpt with the rest of the wiki. Compared to best-practice examples from other SE sites, our tag wikis ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

Country tags have a bit of a history on this site but the general consensus seems to be that they serve a useful purpose. Unfortunately, even when they are added to a question, they often end up ...
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Announcement: Some cleaning and changes done to our Meta Tags

Today I took some time to do some cleaning and organizing of our tags here on Meta TWP. What inspired me to do so is that our tags are kind of a mess right now, and also because I noticed we have ...
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Should we add a “gender” tag?

On Transgender in the UK, should I use my female name on my CV even when it refers to male accomplishments?, we had several comments about users trying to find similar questions about the specific ...
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Etiquette and Professionalism

In tag-clarification-ethics-vs-etiquette-vs-professionalism we discussed the similarities between Etiquette and Professionalism. Jim made the point that etiquette and professionalism could be ...
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Figuring out the money related tags

We currently have the tags salary money payment pay benefits expenses and raise. That's really too many tags, and many are being used interchangably. I initially intended "salary" to refer to issues ...
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Tag clarification: [ethics] vs [etiquette] vs [professionalism]

A long time ago I asked Is the Etiquette tag a synonym of Professionalism? because the two seemed to be used largely interchangeably (I still think they often are). Now we also have ethics, which ...
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Tag Merge - redundancy to layoff or both to termination

While looking at the suggested tag synonyms I noticed two that could potentially themselves be merged into the broader termination tag: layoff and redundancy. The latter two have 80 and 38 questions ...