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Ban “john” as a tag

I just noticed (when asking a question) that we might have an issue with using the tag "john". It is too vague, since it could be used for multiple reasons. I suggest we ban it and replace it with one ...
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Tag synonym suggestions [closed]

I thought now might be a good opportunity to have a thread specifically for tag synonym suggestions (from users who have less than the required rep for doing such themselves). Post suggestions that ...
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Is tagging sufficient to scope a question?

Time and time again I see questions that are phrased as Truth questions... The title asks "Is X true", the body asks "is X true", but the tags specify a denomination.. Catholicism, LDS, etc. In my ...
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How should we handle numerous tags referring to Eastern Orthodoxy?

I have noticed that the definitions and usage of the eastern-orthodox and orthodox tags are identical. I also noticed that greek-orthodox is a separate tag, yet this is also Eastern Orthodox (it is ...
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Can we blacklist the “christianity” tag?

Based on experience on other sites, tags that cover most of all of the subject matter or the site are particularly insidious and often get used when people don't want to put any more effort into ...
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Where's the boundary line with the “verse-identification” tag?

So there's this question: Is there a verse about "big" and "small" lies being the same in God's kingdom?. So far the question seems to be relatively safe. There is 1 VTC and 3 ...
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Why is there a truth tag?

Related: We can't handle the truth The site tour specifically states, "Do not ask about truth questions..." Why is there a truth tag if truth questions are discouraged?
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What tag should be used for questions related to non-christians?

Right now we have unbelievers, unsaved, and non-christian. None of them have very many questions, but I still hesitate to eliminate two of them without a bit of discussion. Here are the kinds of ...
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Suggest banning Church tag

Suggest banning church as a tag, since the word "church" is used for two separate purposes in the New Testament. So, instead of "church", how about: global-church see Matthew 16:18: And I tell you ...
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Proposal for tagging questions that concern marriage, both traditional and non-traditional forms

UPDATE: I've since made most of the changes laid out in this tag proposal. This included the creation of the same-sex-marriage tag, the editing of its excerpt, the removal of gay-marraige, and the ...
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What should we do with Jesus?

A recent focus for those of us who want to see this site continue to grow has been on cleaning up our tags. We want to make sure that each tag means something on the questions it's applied to. ...
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How do we separate the Joseph tag

I realize that I tagged a question about "Joseph" (in-Genesis) (the one in Genesis) with the same tag as Joseph, the husband-of-mary. How should we disambiguate the two? 2020 Edit, I (moderator Peter,...
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Does “faq” sometimes mean “recommended reading”?

Out of curiosity, I sorted the meta questions by votes just now, and saw that many of our great meta posts (ones that I would consider recommended reading for new users) are not tagged faq. Yet, some ...
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Tradition v. tradition

So, if you're a Protestant, you probably think this Referring to one of the four historical sources of theology (Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience). Relates to questions that ask about ...
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Do we need the God tag?

I don't think the tag "god" is adding anything to this site. It could be removed from most of the questions I've looked at without losing any info. We have instead more specific tags like "nature-of-...
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How extra-bibilical is the extra-biblical tag?

In my opinion extra-biblical is different than apocrypha, but it's not the same as every-other-book, like books written about Mohamed in 700 AD. What defines a book as extra-biblical for the purposes ...
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Christian Identity - what about the racists?

So there is a christian-identity tag, which appears to be used to tag questions about what identifies people as Christians, but I've recently discovered the Christian Identity Movement, where "...
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Is “doctrine” a useless meta-tag?

In editing some old questions and answers today I noticed that the tag doctrine seems to be getting used as a meta tag. Occasionally it is on a question about a specific doctrine, but usually it's ...
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Since we can rescind close votes, lets use 'em

I don't much care what you call it, (I'm going to call it "faith tradition") but if it's not specified in the question, please VTC the question. This is very important to our success as a site and ...
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What is the 'reformed-theology' tag about?

I saw this question was tagged as reformed-theology and though "Gee, that has nothing to do with Calvinism, let me remove that tag."* But then I saw the wiki tag: The body of teaching which arose ...
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What should be our tag convention for books of the Bible?

Right now our tags are an absolute hodge-podge. Over the coming weeks I'll be making an effort to help clean up and organize these. Right off the bat I've been thinking about naming schemes a little ...
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Can we rename the “virgin-mary” tag to the more neutral “mary-mother-of-jesus”?

The virgin-mary tag is used for a lot of questions for which the perpetual virginity of Mary is not relevant. As most protestants reject the perpetual virginity of Mary this is problematic - it would ...
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Is Protestant too broad? [duplicate]

Protestant means people who reject the authority of the Catholic Church right? So, why might this be too broad a thing to ask about? If it is too broad, aughtnt we nix the tag?
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Should [lucifer] really be a synonym of [satan]?

I realize that in popular culture, Satan, Lucifer, and The Devil are synonyms, but on a more theological level, they have distinct meanings, which may overlap to varying degrees, and in some belief ...
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Request for Tag Creation: Nestorianism, Chalcedonian, Monophysitism, Miaphysitism

I wish to request the creation of the following tags in whichever grammatical case is best: Nestorianism, Chalcedonian, Monophysitism, Miaphysitism. Edit: On this question: Is it Proper to State that ...
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Can we (how do we) merge the tags “peter” and “peter-apostle”?

My apologies if there is a better way/place to ask this; I didn't see anything and there seems to be precedent for requesting this on Meta. Shouldn't the tag peter be a synonym for peter-apostle for ...
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Should [untagged] die?

I was browsing the tags and noticed several questions tagged with untagged. This tag isn't very useful. Should we kill it and replace it with useful tags? (just wanted to make sure before I went on ...
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Liturgy of “The” hours

Just noticed that the tag liturgy-of-hours is missing the the, that's kind of confusing, I don't think it's going to mess anyone up necessarily, but it looks weird. Also, could use synonyms with ...
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What kinds of questions should have the [canon-law] tag?

Recently I noticed, while reviewing suggested edits, that there is a bit of disagreement on how to use the tag canon-law. It currently has a number of different types of questions in it. Some are ...
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What's the difference between “morality” and “good-and-evil”?

We have two rather popular tags, morality and good-and-evil, that I'm having trouble distinguishing. The tag wikis don't provide much guidance, except perhaps to say that good-and-evil can be used to ...
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Are [scripture] and [scriptures] the same tag?

There are two tags, scripture and scriptures. Are these the same, and should be merged, or is there a subtle difference between the two?
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What is our tagging philosophy?

Scanning through our tags questions will turn up many specific concerns about tag usage, but only one general concern: Is it better to have more tags or fewer? Shog9 also wrote an excellent ...
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Re-assessing “biblical-basis”

I find the biblical-basis tag problematic. The tag wiki points to this question and its answer by David Stratton. The discussion was some time ago, and the culture of our site has changed ...
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One tag per saint?

Some would think it crazy, others pointless, but does anyone actually mind if I retag things like this with st-thomas-more. catholic-saints is probably too narrow and usually overlooks Orthodox, ...
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“bible” tag too general?

The tag "bible" seems overly general to me (much the same way the tag "john" is too general). I can see a use-case for at least the following tags instead: bible-interpretation ...
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Is “biblical-basis” a de-facto denomination designation?

We've had an appeal to tag your questions with the denomination you're asking about and I have complained several times about the biblical-basis tag. But it occurred to me that this tag might be an ...
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Should questions use both tags when one is a subset of the other?

Examples: All premillennialism questions are questions about eschatology. Should such questions have the eschatology tag? All bible-translation questions are also translation questions. Should such ...
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What does the Bible say? Questions

What does the Bible say about Capital Punishment? Prompted from that question, would it be appropriate to tag these kinds of questions with biblical-basis? Or perhaps reference-request? Or would ...
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Rename “Heretic” tag to “Heresy”

I just asked a question titled "What is the difference between a Heretic and a Schismatic" , and when I was selecting the tags, I noticed that I could use the tags "Heretic" and "Schism". I believe ...
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Guidelines for retagging

Now that I've reached 2k rep, I'd like to help by doing some retagging. There are a number of big tags that get frequently misused, such as bible and jesus. Just because a question is about ...
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What is the intended use for the Oneness tag?

A new question was recently posted which makes use of a little-used tag called oneness. I had never seen that tag before, so I was curious about whether or not it was actually appropriate for that ...
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Different tags for book and person?

I recently asked a question tagged with esther because it was about the book of Esther. However, I noticed that there are two separate tags for the person Daniel: daniel and the book of Daniel: book-...
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How should we use the law tag?

I think law needs some attention. The current tag wiki reads: Rules and regulations established in the Old Testament by God through Moses However, the questions using this tag include: Should ...
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Is it better to have more tags or fewer?

I was looking at the tagging of some posts and the editing going on and I wondered what the proper tag philosophy should be more or fewer? And why? For example one post asking at the word of faith ...
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Request to merge [tongues] and [speaking-in-tongues]

We currently have two tags, tongues (14 questions) and speaking-in-tongues (7 questions), which both describe glossolalia. Would it be possible to have these merged? My personal preference would be ...
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What tag to use to denote Historical Theology?

I was starting to write a question about the history of a certain theological definition, and when I went to add tags all I could find relating to history was Church-History. Granted they are related, ...
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Contradiction tag

Seems like the contradiction tag could make for a nice synonym for flamebait can we nix it? Unless used in the context of the prophecy of Simeon of course.
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ten-commandments tag

I just tagged a question about taking God's name in vain with commandments. Even though this question is just about one of the Ten Commandments, should it be tagged with ten-commandments, or is ...
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Tag Wiki - use of wikipedia appropriate?

Wikipedia's become fairly ubiquitous, but I'm wondering if it's appropriate for the Wiki here --- here's what I'm trying to say: A moderator just added a few tags which I find very helpful. So I ...
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Should we have a tag for “good” or extend the “evil” tag to “good-and-evil”? (or have all three?)

On one or more of my recent questions I would've use a tag like "good" but it doesn't exist. There is a tag evil however. Now that I have enough rep to create good I wonder if that's the best move or ...