There are two tags and that seem identical or at least closely related -- aren't they? Reviewing the posts tagged by both tags shows that there is not much difference between them. Maybe they should be merged?


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When I read your question I first wanted to comment pointing out a possible difference in meaning between these two tags.

But then I looked at what questions are tagged with each of them, and I actually see no difference at all. It's a mess! Given this random usage, I agree that the tags should better be merged.

(35) $\leftarrow$ (225)

Even though the second tag has many more threads, most of them are actually about "causality" in general and not about some specific inference procedures. I have written a brief wiki excerpt for [causality], so the merge is ready to go.

  • $\begingroup$ With +5 votes, no comments and no objections we probably could close this thread and agree with amoeba? $\endgroup$
    – Tim
    Commented Dec 3, 2015 at 14:16
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    $\begingroup$ @Tim, tag synonyms are sometimes a bit hard to push through. I suggest we wait for 1 week (as opposed to 1 day) and then, if it's still not done, ping one of the moderators in chat, e.g. Scortchi (who helped to implement several recent tag merges). Maybe you can try not to forget about it :-) $\endgroup$
    – amoeba
    Commented Dec 3, 2015 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ @Tim, as I said before, I don't think that accepting an answer with a specific suggestion on meta is helpful before this suggestion is implemented. Now for somebody looking through the list of questions on meta main page this thread will appear as "resolved" (green), but it is actually not resolved in the sense that it requires moderator action. So I would suggest to leave it un-accepted for now. Experience tells me that moderators usually do implement the tag merges, but it can take a long time. If you are impatient, it might help to politely ping one of them. $\endgroup$
    – amoeba
    Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 22:26
  • $\begingroup$ so it seems I do not fully understand the accept button in meta. As for me the thread is closed. $\endgroup$
    – Tim
    Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 22:32
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    $\begingroup$ I've merged them now. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 12:20
  • $\begingroup$ @Tim: it's done, feel free to accept :-) $\endgroup$
    – amoeba
    Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 13:21

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