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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. $\endgroup$ Jun 7, 2012 at 16:59
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    $\begingroup$ We also have survey which looks more like polling at a quick glance. $\endgroup$
    – mdewey
    Feb 9, 2021 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, 2021 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
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    $\begingroup$ @mdewey: I think I will ask this as an independent question, to get more people involved. Seems complicated! $\endgroup$ Mar 8, 2021 at 2:02
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(120 posts, no wiki) must be synonymous to either or (both with wikis), or both ... ?

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    $\begingroup$ Scaling seems more generic. Maybe [n] & [st] should be grouped under [fs], & we could even create a [centering] tag to be a synonym as well? Dunno what's best here... We probably don't need 3 tags for this, though. $\endgroup$ Feb 24 at 14:00
  • $\begingroup$ @gung-ReinstateMonica Is centering the same thing as scaling? I always thought scaling was a specific application of the multiplication function, but centering is a specific application of the addition function. (Leaving aside that multiplication itself is repeated addition. :) Do you have a new insight for me, gung? $\endgroup$
    – Alexis
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    $\begingroup$ here is my standard answer on the specific use of these terms, @Alexis, but I'm guessing fs is a generic term. I think these should be grouped together somehow, but how best to do it is unclear to me. The best superset name would probably be linear-transformation, but that doesn't seem like it would be a good choice for our situation. $\endgroup$ Jun 12 at 11:47

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