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Should we remove the toxic-people tag? (removed tag)

I'm in favor to nuke because : there are already the tags work-environment, professionalism and unprofessional-behavior to describe this problem such a tag don't seems itself to be profesional and ...
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Is “women” a useful tag? (Nope, it’s been burninated)

Honestly I didn't even know we had one! Looking at the questions tagged with it I can't really see the need for it personally. I'll hang back a bit and let others weigh in but I wouldn't see any ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

Making the country tags visually distinct in some way would be helpful. I, too, often miss these, and it matters. I don't think we should just make them a different color/shade like for the four ...
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Should we use the [red-flags] tag?

No, red-flags is not a valid or helpful tag and should not be used. It's a meta tag, per https://stackoverflow.blog/2010/08/07/the-death-of-meta-tags/. It is entirely unsatisfactory as a single tag ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

I think this looks quite all right: Only limited number of countries is included. I don't know how to automatically populate list of countries. I used google search to get tag names for commonly used ...
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What is the difference between [colleagues] and a [coworker]?

No one is going to know the difference, just make them synonyms. I think there is a subtle difference between a coworker and a colleague, but as you said, not everyone agrees on what exactly that ...
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What is with the (Done) in titles here?

The status-completed tag can only be added by moderators, and we get a lot of questions here asking for specific actions on questions (close, reopen, delete, fix...). Asking for the tag creates ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Request to burninate [legal] and [law] tags

Legal aspects of navigating the workplace are not off topic. Legal and Law tags have their value and this proposal does not have any upside. While it may make finding information about legal and ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

Given the huge legal, social and cultural differences from country to country, I think it's an excellent idea. A simple question such as "Is it appropriate to ask about a coworker's sick family ...
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What should we do with the Ontario tag?

We can only specify 5 tags for a question, so let us not use up 2 tags for location. Specify the country in the tag, and put city/state details in the post.
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Should we use the [red-flags] tag?

While I don't think this will always translate as meaning the underlying question will be opinion-based I do think it's a bad tag. Primarily because it's a horribly over-used, too-broad buzzphrase - ...
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Asia and Europe tags. Why?

Geographical tags that are not countries do not help in any way. I'm sure laws, norms and workplaces differ a lot between Israel, Saudi-Arabia, India, China, Japan, Indonesia and North Korea. It's all ...
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Create "scam" tag

Would anyone else be in favor of going back and adding a tag to all of these questions? No. I'd be concerned about all the "is this a scam?" questions that would likely follow.
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How come there isn't a tag for questions regarding investors or VCs?

Because we have no questions justifying their creation. Venture Capital: 2 closed questions, none open Venture Capitalists: 1 question created by OP today, potentially off-topic VC: no open questions ...
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If we avoid legal advice, why do we have a law tag?

Because one is able to converse in discussions and topics regarding law without asking for or giving legal advice
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Created tag: Islam

I don't think we should start separating religions. So while a tag for religion makes sense to me, separate ones don't. Should you separate into denominations, general beliefs, specifics? Who would ...
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Kind reminder when posting reopen requests

Another reminder when posting a reopen request, please make sure to accept an answer once it is completed. This is the preferred way of indicating that a question has been reopened, not just marking ...
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How should questions about transgender issues be tagged?

I don't see any issues with how the tags are currently being used. The gender applies to all questions related to gender, including sexism, discrimination, being a minority, and transgender issues. ...
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Clarification on academic and academia tags

A tag for academia didn't really belong on How to enter the GPA of a degree program on a job application?, removed. The other question using it (What does "Principal Position" means in the ...
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Should we fix or burninate [ghosting]

Based on the consensus and votes here seems that the tag should be gone. I agree with what David said in this answer, so I proceeded to swap 'ghosting' for communication.
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Created tag: Islam

While I agree with the general theme - religion is something that can be absolutely pertinent to navigating the workplace (it's a protected characteristic in multiple locales for example) I'm not sure ...
motosubatsu's user avatar
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Request to burninate [legal] and [law] tags

There are criteria on what legal questions can and can't be asked. We as a community need to work harder to actually enforce these criteria rather than throwing on close votes the second legality is ...
Myles's user avatar
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Should we remove the annoyances tag?

Should we just get rid of this tag? Yes we should get rid of it. This TAG does not conform to our play nice policy.
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(Done) Rename maternity-leave tag to parental-leave

Done. Tags are merged and a synonym from maternity-leave now points to parental-leave. The tag could still use a Wiki to describe it.
Lilienthal's user avatar
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Tag Merge - redundancy to layoff or both to termination

Agreed with mhoran_psprep's answer that layoff and redundancy should be merged. The fact that layoff and redundancy mean the same thing in the US but different things in the UK is an indication to me ...
David K's user avatar
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What should we do with the Ontario tag?

I think you're asking two questions at once: Do we need to break countries down into sub-tags for other areas of jurisdiction? I don't have answer for that, and it seems like the community doesn't,...
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Am I in the wrong place? (where are the organization/org-chart and staffing tags?)

Thanks for bringing your question to meta. Our tag set is not in the greatest shape. I just created org-structure and gave it a one-line wiki. If people think there's a better name, let us know and ...
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Created tag: Islam

Islam gets a lot of bad rap - as do many other religions. I'm not sure adding a tag to make it easier for people who wish to stir the pot for a particular religion is the right approach. I'm also ...
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Should we fix or burninate [ghosting]

I don't see a reason to keep this tag. It currently is being used on two questions, one if which is closed. It is an overly-specific tag which won't really be helpful to users. Ghosting is really just ...
David K's user avatar
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