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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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9 votes

Merge "university" and "college" tags

On one hand, college has more questions than university. 97 questions vs. 12 questions. On the other hand: Few countries use "college" to refer to "university" (most notably the ...
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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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What does the [decision] tag mean?

I don't think this tag is useful as it's too vague and won't be useful for anyone looking for similar questions. It should be deleted. Update: I've now removed it from all existing questions. That ...
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Merge tags 1099 and form-1099

Merged! Still need to create the Wiki. (anyone?)
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7 votes
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Should we have a tag for Islamic-oriented investment questions?

At least for investing, the word "Sharia" would be most appropriate - Sharia being the name for the set of laws in Islam that apply. This is very consistently used in my experience with regard to ...
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Gold badge super-close with United States tag

You say that you aren't really an expert in "United States," but in order to earn your united-states gold badge you needed to answer over 200 financial questions and obtain over 1000 upvotes ...
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Should there be a tag for questions about welfare benefits?

Between welfare or welfare-benefits I would prefer welfare-benefits. To me welfare is more generic, it could also be more of well-being. Public-Aid is also a good choice. However it may not be ...
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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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6 votes

The "coupons" tag is being used for bond coupons, shopping coupons, and vouchers

I wouldn't use "product" as discount coupons are as likely to be store as manufacturer. discount-coupon covers both effectively. See Wikipedia's definition: a document exchanged in a ...
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Is there a tag for building loan contracts?

Just tag the question with the loans tag, as well as the country tag for the country that you are located in. If there are enough questions specific to building loans in the future that necessitates ...
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Should we have a tag for Islamic-oriented investment questions?

I think this is a good idea, and I'd suggest islamic-finance, though either of the two suggestions in the question are fine too.
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Why do we have the accounting tag?

"Probably" <> "definitely". Discussed already here, here, and here. In a nutshell, there are cases where accounting questions can be on-topic, but they are generally not. Questions at Personal ...
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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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5 votes
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Remove "problem" tag

Seems like an obvious one, even if it was created by the site's founder :-), so I've just removed it.
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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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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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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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Can we have a 'Direct Debit' tag?

I've added it to your question.
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4 votes

Should we have a tag for Islamic-oriented investment questions?

The list of question is small. If we still want to have a tag; islamic-banking is a better tag as it is well known word. It would be easier to think the term and tag.
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Are there any points for tag creation?

No, there's no reputation available for that. It might create bad incentives to produce useless tags :-) The list of things you gain reputation for is here: What is reputation? How do I earn (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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4 votes

"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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When should the "free-file-fillable-forms" tag be used?

One member added this tag yesterday, as I saw many old posts come to the top of the list, due to the edit required. I agree with your observation. The tag should be used when the form itself is part ...
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Can we merge tags investing and investment?

This is of course too late because the merge was done. But were they truly the same? Investing could have had to do with how to invest Investments could have had to do with what to invest But we now ...
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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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3 votes

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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3 votes

Should we have a tag for car titles?

adding the single tag title is problematic. In the United States the word title also applies to real estate questions. We have many questions about adding people to a house title and the purchasing ...
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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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