We have two tags: and . The tag wiki for [audience] reads "Those for whom one writes". A.k.a "readers". [readers] is the more popular tag, but it has no tag wiki at all.

Should we perhaps merge those two tags? I don't see any difference between them.

I would keep "audience" as the main tag, since it encompasses media other than literature: viewers of films and TV series, theatre audiences, players of videogames... Perhaps "readers" could be kept as a synonym, since it's so popular.

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    I'm catching up after my trip and saw this. I agree with merging them but, looking at the tags, it seems this hasn't happened yet. What is the next step to jumpstart this process?
    – Cyn
    Mar 13, 2019 at 20:29
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    Donno. Ask @MonicaCellio. Mar 13, 2019 at 20:32

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The wiki excerpt for says: "Issues that specifically target readers, marketing to particular sets of readers". Whoever wrote that didn't seem to mean , for which there's a separate tag with a brief excerpt.

I agree that is the better tag. currently has 93 questions. Could somebody skim through them (I mean titles and the brief excerpts on the Questions page; I'm not asking anybody to read them all) and take note of any that somehow aren't about the audience? We're looking for questions about beta readers and maybe advance review copies (ARCs). After this sanity check, a moderator can merge the tags.

I guess we should create the synonym so this doesn't happen again. If we do that, let's make sure the wiki excerpt points out the existence of .


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