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Should "microsoft-excel" tag be changed to "spreadsheet"?

I agree, Ben. There's Google, and there's also Open Office, and others, I'd imagine. No need for this tag to remain a brand, better to offer the generic word for the product. Done. The new ...
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Merge tags lease and leasing

I propose a more complex operation. The issue is that the tags lease and leasing have zero guidance becasue they are both trying to deal with vehicle-leasing and real-estate-leasing. Those are two ...
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Fraud vs Scams? Tag merger?

In my opinion, the fraud and scams tags should not be combined. A "scam" is when an individual is tricked into doing something that causes him to lose money. "Fraud" is deception by ...
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Fraud vs Scams? Tag merger?

Ben Miller would definitely put out an well balanced answer. In the meantime ... fraud and scam are different in my view. Fraud would more used at one of attempt by someone trying to impersonate or ...
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Merge tags 1099 and form-1099

Merged! Still need to create the Wiki. (anyone?)
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Difference between tags "income-tax" and "income-taxes"

I think we should merge them. Seems pretty clear-cut. As it's hard to reverse afterwards I'll leave it a couple of days before doing that. EDIT: now done.
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Create tag synonym: "security" and "securities"

security and securities are not the same thing. They might appear to be the same thing.... security A security (also known as a financial instrument) is a tradable asset of any kind. For questions ...
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Merge tags "share-repurchase" and "buybacks"

I agree they are the same and should be merged. For what it's worth, I'd vote for "share-repurchase" since "buyback" is more colloquial (e.g. "buyback" in wikipedia links ...
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Merge tags "abroad" and "offshore" into tag "international" and establish tag synonyms?

Agreed. In principle offshore has slightly more specialised connotations than international but I don't think it's worth it to try to draw the distinction in practice. [edit: tags now merged and ...
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Merge tags "hedging" and "hedge"

Sounds good to me, I'd propose hedging should win as it has more posts (101 v 20) and seems more natural. If anyone prefers hedge post a competing answer and we can see how the votes go. If there's no ...
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"ethical-investing" and "esg-investing" tags

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is the latest buzzword term for this type of investing. It is probably a more descriptive term than "Ethical Investing" because "ethical&...
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Should "debt-collectors" and "debt-collection" tags be combined?

I think the tags should be combined. One tag for this subject is enough. My personal preference is that the debt-collection tag be kept. debt-collectors should be made a tag synonym.
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tag form-w-4 and w4 be synonyms

I appreciated the alert. Plain W4 has no usage and will 'fall off' the system very soon. If there were questions on both tags, we would merge and assign a synonym.
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Merge [bills] and [billing]

To put the alternate case to Nathan's answer, I propose we keep billing. My reasons because it's more used than bills, which suggests that it's what our users find more natural on average. EDIT: I'...
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Difference between tags "income-tax" and "income-taxes"

income-taxes has 19 questions vs 1649 for income-tax. I don't see the need for the former. I'll agree with Ganesh, it's good practice to give these things a few days for member input. Although, Meta ...
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Merge tags w2 and form-w-2

I agree, they should be merged. I personally prefer form-w-2. Form W-2 officially has a hyphen in the middle. Most of the other form tags have "form" in the tag name, and it is nice to be able to ...
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Should the tags definition and terminology be merged

The tagged questions all look pretty similar. I've made terminology the primary as it has more questions now and seems a bit more specific. I've roughly merged the two tag wikis to get: For ...
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Should we merge tags employee-stock-options and employee-share-plan

When looking at plan that allow employees to purchase share of the company they fall into several groups: shares vs options publicly owned companies vs private companies The placement in this grid ...
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Make fsa and flexible-spending-account synonyms?

As this seems to have support and no opposition, I've merged the two tags and made flexible-spending-account a synonym for fsa. I did it that way round to be consistent with hsa, but I don't feel ...
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Should we merge tags employee-stock-options and employee-share-plan

the above answer (@mhoran_psprep) dices some of the distinction, though in addition to the above, I suggest additional consideration: employee-share-plan typically is offered to all employees either ...
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Tags for non-fungible tokens

I've made this synonym as it seems fairly uncontroversial and I can always undo it if there is pushback.
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Should [bitcoin] be a synonym of [cryptocurrency]?

Done. Although, in my ignorance of not knowing precisely how the 'merge' command works, I think I killed the bitcoin tag and replaced it with cryptocurrency. Which is probably fine as I gathered from ...
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Should [bitcoin] be a synonym of [cryptocurrency]?

Yes, bitcoin should be a synonym of cryptocurrency. I have already suggested this synonym, and if you have a total answer score of 5 or more on cryptocurrency you should be able to vote on it here: ...
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Create tag synonym: "security" and "securities"

I'd suggest moving the description of security to the securities keyword, as that's exactly what "securities" means, and any other definition would be confusing. Then add a description to ...
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Merge tags lease and leasing

Seems an obvious one, but as it's hard to undo I'll leave this out there for a bit for comments first. I propose that we keep lease as that's the more widely used one, although I'd actually ...
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Should we merge tags employee-stock-options and employee-share-plan

"Stock options" and "Share plans" typically have very different risk profiles and tax treatments. Exercising a stock option can be done in a way that does not require the employee to invest their own ...
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