The tag paper deals with two subjects that have nothing to do with each other: physical paper (the stuff one writes on) and academical papers. I don't think a tag that deals with two unrelated subjects is helpful - I believe it should be split up.
There are two ways to split it:
- Add academic-paper and keep paper only for sheets of paper.
- Move the questions about academic papers to academic-writing.
Which one is preferable?
(I thought at first that questions about the material one writes on could go under handwriting, but we have What paper stock should I use for the soft cover of my book? for example. It wouldn't fit there. Of course, it could go under publishing with no more specific tags...)
Edited the tag info to refer only to physical paper, pointed the rest to academic-writing. Started doing the retagging. Which is when I realised most of the questions under the tag are about either academic writing or essays. Less than ten questions are about physical paper. Of those, most would fit under handwriting, and the rest under publishing. Which leads me to propose a new solution: maybe the logical thing to do is put the handwriting questions under handwriting, the questions about paper stock for books under publishing, and keep paper as a synonym for academic-writing? Or maybe get rid of it at all?