I just read this very interesting question and wanted to add the "obviously relevant but missing" tag - only to notice that we don't have it. Which I find surprising. We have quite a few questions on "misspecification" or "misspecify" or "misspecified", some of them pretty well upvoted - but no tag.

Does anyone have strong feelings for or against adding the tag to these questions (a few questions at a time, in order not to bump-flood the landing page), or even have a tag wiki and/or excerpt proposal?

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    $\begingroup$ If it ends up being created, make sure it will born with a nice tag excerpt. Perhaps propose one in question body, or as an answer. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 17:12
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    $\begingroup$ [model-misspecification] could be a more explicit & clear name, but then perhaps it's getting too long... $\endgroup$
    – amoeba
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 20:30
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    $\begingroup$ Definitely should be created! $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 21, 2017 at 9:25
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    $\begingroup$ Looking at some of those questions it does seem to cover a wide variety of situations. Having a more explicit tag as @amoeba suggested might be a good idea and then not tag all of the ones which your search found. $\endgroup$
    – mdewey
    Commented Apr 22, 2017 at 16:56
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    $\begingroup$ I went ahead and made the tag. Retagged a few, much more is needed. Have a look at my proposed tag wiki. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 18:06

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I went ahead and made the tag (cf., ). I retagged some, many more are needed. Have a look at my proposed tag wiki.

I don't have any posts so far in the tag, so I cannot propose synonyms. Please go ahead and propose synonyms, if you have enough upvoted posts in the tag.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot! I looked at the tag - looks good to me, maybe someone else can edit if they think it's necessary. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 24, 2017 at 14:35

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