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Please post your tag synonym suggestions as new answers in this thread, one answer per suggestion. Upvote answers where you believe that the suggested tags should be made synonyms, and downvote answers where you believe the tags should remain separate. Well upvoted suggestions will be eventually implemented by the moderators (and then the corresponding answers will be deleted).

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    $\begingroup$ @whuber, if this is inappropriate or unhelpful, then I can delete it, but my goal is the opposite: I don't want you (or the other mods) to have to spend time thinking about this & doing a lot of extra research. I'm hoping to bring this to the attention of the community, which, by voting (commenting, etc), will have done all of that for you guys. Nb, w/ respect to lme & multilevel, I'm not sure anyone will have the requisite upvotes--there have only been 3 questions w/ multilevel, according to it's page. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Jun 7 '12 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. $\endgroup$ – whuber Jan 21 '16 at 14:55
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(wiki, 162q)
(no wiki, 45q)

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  • $\begingroup$ We also have survey which looks more like polling at a quick glance. $\endgroup$ – mdewey Feb 9 at 15:22
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    $\begingroup$ We also have voting-system which is distinct and for which I have just proposed wiki info. $\endgroup$ – mdewey Feb 9 at 15:28
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    $\begingroup$ Looking at this again I see we also have survey-weights which I would have thought was a proper subset of survey-sampling $\endgroup$ – mdewey Mar 6 at 13:41
  • $\begingroup$ @mdewey: I think I will ask this as an independent question, to get more people involved. Seems complicated! $\endgroup$ – kjetil b halvorsen Mar 8 at 2:02
  • $\begingroup$ Happy to do it if you are short of time. $\endgroup$ – mdewey Mar 8 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ Please do so! Thanks! $\endgroup$ – kjetil b halvorsen Mar 8 at 14:47
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$\leftarrow$ .

  • has 79 Qs, an excerpt & a wiki
  • has 1 Q (which also has mw), an excerpt & a wiki that only refers to mw's wiki
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  • $\begingroup$ I do this after 11.03.2021 $\endgroup$ – kjetil b halvorsen Mar 4 at 15:00
  • $\begingroup$ @kjetilbhalvorsen, great! $\endgroup$ – Richard Hardy Mar 4 at 18:43
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    $\begingroup$ 11.03.2021 is here. Well, it was here :) $\endgroup$ – Richard Hardy Mar 16 at 13:01
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    $\begingroup$ Will do NOW. I have been a little burnt-out lately, and not only because of the literal burning sun of this hot summer! $\endgroup$ – kjetil b halvorsen Mar 18 at 15:27
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    $\begingroup$ @kjetilbhalvorsen, please take care of yourself! Regarding sunburn, I think I would not oppose being exposed to it for a little while. The last few months have been characterized much more by a risk of frostbite than sunburn for me; I am on the Northern hemisphere. $\endgroup$ – Richard Hardy Mar 18 at 15:42
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(18) $\leftarrow$ (170).

I am the top user of and do not see why it should be separate from . is shorter and more general. More general is a benefit, as there is not enough trafic in the tags for justifying this fine of a division. I thus propose to make the longer, more specific tag a synonym of the shorter, more general tag.

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  • $\begingroup$ If nobody protests, I do this after 25.03.21 $\endgroup$ – kjetil b halvorsen Mar 18 at 15:15
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(66Qs, wiki)
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    $\begingroup$ +1, sc should be the master. It's more general, has slightly more Qs, & also has a full wiki. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Mar 18 at 15:55
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    $\begingroup$ If no protests, I do this after 27.03.21 $\endgroup$ – kjetil b halvorsen Mar 20 at 21:35
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(982q, wiki)
(85q, wiki)

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    $\begingroup$ I don't know enough about the topic. I could imagine there is a sufficient distinction, but 64/85 have both tags... It would be helpful for someone expert on the topic to weigh in. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Feb 19 at 21:10
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We have two general tags for statistical testing,
(5000Q and wiki)
(8000Q and wiki)

While there might be a difference in definition, it seems most linguistic to me, and I can see no difference in use.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks. I see a subtle difference, but it's reasonable to ask if the typical asker can, & if they will be used well enough to helpfully contribute to the organization of the material on the site. If we do make them synonyms, I would favor ht as the master. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Mar 8 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ I sincerely doubts if the average user can see a difference, and that is not anyhow manifest in the use. I think the difference is more cultural, h-t being more Neyman-Pearson, s-s being more Brittish and Fisherian. $\endgroup$ – kjetil b halvorsen Mar 18 at 15:16
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    $\begingroup$ That's a reasonable take on the situation. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Mar 18 at 15:30
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(551Q, wiki)
(100Q, no wiki)
I can not see any difference in the use of this tags.

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  • $\begingroup$ This looks plausible to me, but it'd be nice to hear from one of our time-series people. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Mar 21 at 0:34

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