A recent question asked about Quakers.

However, the Religious Society of Friends are not actually "Quakers"--that's a nickname. Just like for "Mormons" we use the tag, we probably should use a tag that actually reflects the doctrine of the belief system, rather than the nickname.

So, what tag should we use for the Religious Society of Friends?

While quakers in general don't mind the nickname "Quaker", using almost as equally as "Friends" (based on quaker.org and my experiences in the denomination), I'm not sure if it would be technically accurate. Also, I like since it adds the "ism", but I don't think Quakers use that term at all in reference to their belief structure (but rather Society of Friends).

But then again, how technically accurate do we need to be?

What tag should we use?

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While formulating the question, I started coming to the opinion that we should stick with:

This is something that they would appreciate, I believe, and it fits the technical name of the denomination without any ambiguity with "friends".

Also, we should probably synonym to point to .

Yeah, I like that a lot.

  • Vote up if you agree.
    – Richard
    Dec 2, 2011 at 16:26
  • Also, I went ahead and changed the question already. It can be changed back later, if we, as a community, decide otherwise.
    – Richard
    Dec 2, 2011 at 16:26

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