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Should we have tags for Japanese joinery and/or hand tools?

Japanese woodworking has a significant following among hand tool woodworkers. Woodworking.SE already has several questions related to Japanese hand tools and joinery techniques. Would the site ...
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What is the procedure for handling poor quality tags created by users?

This question added two new tags "tight" and "squeeze". I believe that these are not helpful categories and edited the question to remove them. They are however still in the list of optional for tags ...
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What is the purpose for the tag “saw”? Should it be replaced on questions?

I just called up the tag "saw" to review info on its tag wiki and discovered that it has been used 13 times and has no descriptive tag wiki. There are also a lot of other "saw" related tags such as ...
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What to do with the milling tag

I just looked through a bunch of milling questions and there is one that stands out. Can I use a CNC router bit specified for metal on wood? While technically speaking the milling in his question is ...
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How do tags and their synonyms work and when should we add synonyms?

So I was browsing through the tags and tried myself on the first tag edit :) (which failed miserably because links shouldn't be in there) I stumbled upon glue and gluing. While admittedly they could/...
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to take away a tag that doesn't fit the question

Somebody edited and added a new tag to my question. I think its not the right tag for that question. How can I delete the tag? I am new to this forum, and don't know myself around so good.
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We don't need wood species tags do we?

I'm certain the answer is no but no harm in checking to be sure. In this question Will black walnut dull my carving tools there was a tag for walnut. I had removed it from the question in place of ...
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Is woodworking history an acceptable topic for this site?

I suggested a new tag called woodworking-history. Is this an appropriate topic for this site? This would not cover any questions related to the "act" of woodworking (such as the typical "How can I......
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Has someone been removing [sap]?

I was going to add sap to the 160 year old log question. But... I saw it was only tagged on one other question. There are several questions here that talk about sap. Does the community feel that the ...
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rift sawn and quarter sawn tags

I know we have tags for rift-sawn and quarter-sawn. After much research and asking/answering question here it seems easy to conclude that rift sawn milling and rift sawn wood represent two different ...
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Do we have to make more [cuts] or just keep [cutting]

Both of those tags are in use: cuts and cutting I figure that they should fight to the death. Between the two which one is more logical to keep? Or is there a reason to keep both? My vote is for ...
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Do we really need a materials tag?

I see a few questions using the materials tag. This seems to me like the tools tag. I suppose it can give a question context. It just seems like a tag that adds very little to the question. The ...
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Should we ban the wood tag?

A continuation of question: Should we get rid of "wood" in our tags? I have seen the tag pop up a couple of times recently. It used to be on the following questions How would I go about ...
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Should the repair tag be broken up into two categories

So people are using repair in question which is fine. Could there be a potential confusion issue? I would think there is a difference between Repair damage/imperfection to wood: How can I repair a ...
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Imposing views with tags

There was a recent discussion in chat about me adding the safety to the following post: How do you remove bed bugs from lumber? Originally I added it because the post was discussing potentially using ...
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I need a suggestion for a tag name

While posting a question, I knew that a tag that would be valuable would be a tag that reflected the question was specifically about the trueness of the joints, whether they were square, plumb, proud, ...
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Should we get rid of “wood” in our tags?

I just stumbled into tags which start with "wood" (by searching for [wood-*]). It's obviously that all the questions on this site have and will have to do with wood. Do our tags need contain "wood"?
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Tag formatting guidelines

Can I suggest we discuss some tag guidelines? IE, what kind of approach should we take to how our tags are created, named, and used.