At the moment, Money SE has tag without synonyms and with the following description:

This tag is to be used for the Ruble currency as used by Russia, Belarus, and the state of Transnistrian.

However, RUB is the ISO 4217 code for the Russian ruble, not for the Belarusian ruble (BYN). Hence, the tag name and its description do not match. Lastly, "Transnistria", not "Transnistrian".

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    Is there any controversy or can you just propose an update via the "Improve tag info" link? Others will have to review it. Sep 8, 2020 at 12:15
  • @GS-ApologisetoMonica I could, indeed. But I don't know what the conventions are in Money SE. Sep 8, 2020 at 12:18
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    Just go for it :-) Sep 8, 2020 at 12:29

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Every one of the seven questions that uses this tag is about Russia. I propose changing the description to be only about the Russian Ruble. The currency from the three countries listed have nothing in common except that they happen to use the same name. It would be like lumping the U.S. and Canadian currencies into one tag.

  • There are non-EU countries that use EUR. There are EU countries that do not use EUR. Sep 8, 2020 at 14:05
  • @RodrigodeAzevedo You make an excellent point, and there are countries that use the US Dollar besides the USA. I don’t think the currency tags are very useful, but perhaps it doesn’t make sense to eliminate them altogether. I will edit my answer to remove that proposal.
    – Ben Miller
    Sep 8, 2020 at 14:11
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    I would keep the currency tags. One can be in country X and have savings in the currency of country Y. In this case, one would be subject to X's laws and to Y's central bank's policies. Sep 8, 2020 at 14:15

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