I've found some information on the meta about merging tags by proposing synonyms, but what about the case where the asker of a question creates a tag whose necessity is debatable? If this does overlap with the content of a previous thread I'd appreciate a link (I looked and couldn't find one)

The example that made me think of this is here, where the tag twin has been created. This tag isn't really statistical and will most likely never be used again. I suppose it could be merged with something like multivariate or clustered. In looking at the list of tags, there are many other examples like this. What is the recommended action here?


Tags that aren't used by at least 1 other question within 6 months are deleted according to SE policy (see here).

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @gung - sometimes it's hard to find the relevant part of the FAQ :) $\endgroup$ – Macro May 20 '12 at 17:46
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    $\begingroup$ It was hard for me to find, too. I knew that I had seen it somewhere, but it wasn't in the FAQ; it took a bit of searching before I could find it. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica May 20 '12 at 18:07

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