There is this question lately on the Christianity.SE. It asks for "orthodox Christianity". I edited it, so that the question would be more focused toward one specific branch of Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Christianity, since the name suggests that the Eastern Orthodox is orthodox. Still, I wish there is a tag that says that is separated from a tag that says , and maybe allow be a synonym of .

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    Hmm. I think your tags in the question illustrate the point! Jun 27, 2014 at 20:19

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Besides not wanting this for the normal reasons tags are not cased, I think this would only serve to confuse the issue.

  • Nobody would pay a bean of attention to the difference between two tags that were the same except case. I realize the distinction between the terms in Christianity but in the case of a tag the name needs to be more self explanatory.

  • If we did have a separate tag for the lower-case-o meaning, it would be , and the tag for the capital-o meaning is already as it should be. That being said I don't think we currently have a constructive use for the former anyway.

In any event, no we cannot have upper-cased tags and we can't have tags for things we don't have questions for, so this is kind of a moot point.

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    The problem with "orthodoxy" is the retort "And what is orthodox?" which is Truthy and off-topic. Jun 27, 2014 at 20:52
  • @Andrew Reminds me of a short essay I read from an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi. He insisted that there is no such thing as Orthodox Judaism; just Judaism and everything else.
    – user3961
    Jun 27, 2014 at 20:58
  • @AndrewLeach Hence why I can't think of constructive questions that need the tag. If talking about it in the abstract something like doctrine is more likely to fit anyway.
    – Caleb
    Jun 27, 2014 at 20:58
  • Can you merge orthodoxy and eastern-orthodoxy then?
    – Double U
    Jun 27, 2014 at 21:39
  • @Anonymous I'm pretty sure they already are.
    – Caleb
    Jun 27, 2014 at 21:55
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    @Anonymous they already are. I asked them to be merged over a year ago.
    – Dan
    Jun 27, 2014 at 22:11
  • And @Caleb if you could tag that (^^^^) status-completed that would be good (I can't as a non-mod).
    – Dan
    Jun 27, 2014 at 22:12

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