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I don't understand tag synonyms

Okay, I don't get this at all. When I've seen synonyms elsewhere (even elsewhere here), they just point to the main tag. You can still choose to add the synonym to a question but it will show up as ...
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Tags of the week! May 13-May 19, 2019: Tools & Language — RESULTS

WEEK: May 13-19, 2019 TAGS: tools and language At the start of this week tools had 182 questions and language had 128. Let see how high we can get them by week's end. At the end of the week, tools ...
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Do we need a mythology/folklore tag?

I'm looking at this new question What are the components of a legend (in the sense of a tale, not a figure legend)? and went to add a mythology tag, but we don't have one! We also don't have ...
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Writing challenge: One of a kind - 6 May 2019 - 26 May 2019

Welcome to the resurrected another Writing Challenge! In line with previous one, quite far back in 2017, this includes a topic, a prompt, and also a challenge! Topic Write about something ...
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Tags of the week! May 6-May 12, 2019: Science Fiction & Resources — RESULTS

WEEK: May 6-12, 2019 TAGS: science-fiction and resources At the start of this week science-fiction had 165 questions and resources had 158. Let see how high we can get them by week's end. At the end ...
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Contests vs. Writing Competitions

Someone just posted a new question Should a short story be submitted to a publisher in order to know if they would be interested in a book based on it? where they used the tag writing-competitions I ...
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How is this question very unlikely to help anyone else?

I have a unique character that I'm having a problem writing. He's a virus! This question was put on-hold due to apparently being off-topic, probably because someone though the OP was asking "...
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Why isn't our tag challenge working?

Following our very successful tag competition we decided to continue question pushes to get us toward the generalist badge. So far we have had 5 editions of the weekly tag challenge: Tags of the week!...
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Can kindle be a synonym of amazon?

We have two overlapping tags: kindle (33 questions) This tag should be used for questions related to publishing on Amazon's Kindle, a tool to read E-Books. This tag should be used for ...
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The book tag and how to use it

UPDATE: I have changed the wiki guidance as per option #2. So this week's tag promo (and therefore my retagging focus) includes book Tags of the week! April 29-May 5, 2019: Research & Book I've ...
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Tags of the week! April 29-May 5, 2019: Research & Book — RESULTS

WEEK: April 29-May 5, 2019 TAGS: research and book At the start of this week research had 119 questions and book had 152. Let see how high we can get them by week's end. At the end of the week, ...
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Do we have tags for author services?

Looking at this question: What is the name of the service or job title for typing handwritten manuscripts? The only tag on there is typing. I looked but could not come up with another one that was ...
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Tags of the week! April 22-28, 2019: Essay & Marketing — RESULTS

WEEK: April 22-28, 2019 TAGS: essay and marketing Results And our winner is... it's a tie. Congrats. Cyndi and April each posted 1 question about marketing. It was a slow week with only two promo-...
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Multiple tags for plot

While searching through questions for possible missing tags I noticed that we have five very similar tags. plot: Plot typically refers to the events and their ordering in a work of narrative fiction. ...
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Newsletter has broken HTML anchor tag

I have subscribed to this site's newsletter. I received the email but it has broken anchor tag at the end. The screenshot is of mobile screen but it is there in web also.
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Tags of the week! April 15-21, 2019: Planning & Translation — RESULTS

WEEK: April 15-21, 2019 TAGS: planning and translation At the start of this week planning had 168 questions and translation had 137. Let see how high we can get them by weeks end. At the end of the ...
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Where do I ask questions about acting?

I have a podcast/audiobook question, but it's about voice-acting choices, so I know it doesn't go here. Is there an acting-type Stack? The question is basically, when reading an audiobook, ...
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Are questions about MLA formatting on-topic?

I have a question about in-text citations for my MLA paper, but before I ask it on Writing SE, I feel like it isn't exactly on topic. Would it be more suitable on English SE?
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Add a writing competition to our tag challenges?

In the initial tag challenge suggestion there was a comment suggestion we alternate between tag challenges and writing challenges. @Cyn has taken up the task and started creating our weekly tag ...
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Tags of the week! April 8-14, 2019: Punctuation & Naming — RESULTS

WEEK: April 8-14, 2019 TAGS: punctuation and naming Results Our second tag promo week kept the momentum going with 7 new questions from 6 users. And our winner is... Linksassin. Congrats. ...
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In what cases is it acceptable to add multiple answers to same question?

So I recently noticed that I can add more than one answers for same question! Does each answer act separately when it comes to vote count? Meaning, if both of my answer gets up votes, will I get rep ...
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Featured meta posts are not visible on main site!

I came to meta and found that this post is featured 7 hours ago but I still can't see that post on main site (Attached image). I am really interested in weekly tag questions, but I would have missed ...
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Tags of the week! April 1-7, 2019: Poetry & Non-Fiction — RESULTS

WEEK: April 1-7, 2019 TAGS: poetry and non-fiction Results Our first tag promo week got us off to a great start. 7 new questions from 4 users. And our winner is... April. Congrats. April posted ...
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Do we have a policy on signalling edits in text?

Other sites in the stack exchange network have established policies against signalling edits in text. Examples such as this meta from RPG.SE and this meta from Worldbuilding.SE. The summary of those ...
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Back to the future… stackoverflow?

It was a neat surprise to get the back-to-the-future feeling, but why the "welcome to stackoverflow"?
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Are we being graduated?

Hmmm... Or are we just getting the site design update we were promised where we told the SE folks, sure, we'd love a site update but it's not enough: we want full graduation. Even if it's just the ...
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On topic: “How do I teach [whatever writing concept]?”

A lot of the information I have is mostly lesson-plan-ish. (Collegiate, so more informal than many public schools require.) When I was a new instructor, I was always googling for good ways to ...
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Knowing if a question hit the HNQ

Instead of commenting on an answer to an unrelated question, I'm creating a new question. Q: How many entries out of all from the contest went into HNQ? A: Sadly the new event that shows ...
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Retracting flags on comments

I flagged a comment. Later, after some thought and after additional comments from the author of the original comment, I decided the flag was unnecessary. How do I retract that flag? To retract a flag ...
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Why was my flag declined? [closed]

Recently on another meta question an answer contained the following line. Finally, combat is the typical focus of young male writers. Nothing against being young, male and a writer, there is just ...
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Should we have an epilogue tag?

I would like to go ahead and create epilogue We have prologue and it seems reasonable to have a matched set. There does not appear to be a generic term that covers both. I discovered the problem ...
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Could I ask for feedback/suggestions to improve an essay I wrote?

Could I ask for feedback/suggestions to improve an essay I wrote? I have been recently asked to do a practice write of an argumentative class in class. I have finished and turned it in. However, this ...
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Suggestion: Continue question pushes?

Since we only have 23 tags that have over 200 questions (but 4 that are close to that) and about 3 close to bronze-tag-possible status (100 questions), perhaps we have a "Theme" of the week, to push ...
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Announcing our contest results!

Update 2019-04-03: All swag prizes have been mailed (via US Postal Service). Those in the US should get them in about a week; unfortunately the postal clerk couldn't give me an estimate on delivery ...
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A tag for combat?

Do we want a tag for [combat] or [battle]? Some questions that could use the tag (in no particular order): What's Essential In A Combat Scene? How do I write an action scene? Switching perspective ...
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What does “close as duplicate” do?

I was wondering if "close as duplicate" deletes the question completely, or if it keeps it there with the comments saying "duplicate of XYZ"? (I've been skipping those questions in the review queue, ...
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Are questions about the anatomy of existing works off topic?

Before joining Writing.SE, I was looking for a place to ask questions about novels I read and their literary aspects. I think this is, probably, out of the scope of Writing.SE, and if those types of ...
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What's our stance on writing tool identification requests?

Today we got the question What type of pen is being used here?, which asks what type of pen is shown in a wikihow tutorial. I couldn't find anything on writing tool identification requests on Meta and ...
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How to enroll in contest?

I see the contest going on right now on Writing Meta about the tags and Questions. I would like myself to include my question in this contest, but I didn't find a way to submit my entry.
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Can the moderators please delete my question?

I had asked this question a while back.. How do I express a black person? Altough I might have sounded pedantic, something had happened in real life which had triggered that question. Now I am ...
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Do we need an 'ethnicity-religion-race' tag?

Ethnicity: an ethnic group; a social group that shares a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like. Search Writing|SE for the word 'ethnicity' and it returns over 100 entries. ...
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Closing ancient questions

I have found today a question from 2014 in the VTC queue. What's our stance on those? It was on topic back then, it isn't now - we've changed what we call "on topic". We don't want questions like ...
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The “timelines” tag - another one with two meanings

The wiki for timelines reads: This tag should be used for timelines for an author, such as the amount of time between publishing different parts of a blog series, or for questions about timelines ...
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Promo Page - Meta Suggestion

Inspired by this post How would having the writing challenges on Meta work out? , I've been wondering if Meta can be used to promote people's works. One of my friends (writes a lot of tie-in novels ...
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Are there some hidden rules I am not aware of that would explain the relatively high amount of downvotes on new posts lately?

Something I've recognized since I've started to be more active again is that it feels like some 80% or so of new posts get downvoted, often pretty fast after being posted. Most of the time I can't ...
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Documentation, api-documentation and software-documentation tags

I've stumbled on the software-documentation and api-documentation tags today, but funnily enough, there was no generic "documentation" tag that could gather all-documentation related issues. So, i've ...
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Let's break constraints of Constrained Writing

Motivated by ongoing contest, I was looking for less used writing areas on the site and make those areas more exposed, active and open to larger audiences. My first question after the contest's ...
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Do we have an official policy on answers in comments?

The general policy on stack sites is: Don't answer in comments. Today I commented on a question that had answers in the comments reminding the (reasonably high rep) user of the policy but I couldn't ...
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Do I lose reputation when I downvote things?

I just downvoted a question I found a bit ridiculous, and when I clicked on my profile and looked at my reputation tab, it said "-1 reputation". I don't know what my reputation was beforehand, but do ...
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“Readers” and “audience” tags

We have two tags: readers and audience. 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 ...

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