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Let's have a [baby]!

While posting this question about breastfeeding, I noticed that there is no baby. There are a number of good questions where it would apply: Is there a recent life cycle analysis for cloth diaper and ...
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Should [battery-charging] be merged into [batteries]?

The battery-charging tag is redundant, and I propose that it should be merged into batteries. The process of charging and discharging is intrinsic to the concept of a battery, so I suggest that ...
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Please contribute to tag wikis (2021)

Hello Sustainable Living community! 👋 Our site has a many tags that could benefit from the addition of tag wikis and excerpts. Please consider contributing your expertise and writing skills to help ...
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Merge battery and batteries tags?

I noticed there is a battery tag with 1 QA, and a batteries tag with many more. May I recommend merging the two tags, and creating a synonym?
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Make [climate-change] a synonym of [global-warming]

We have both climate-change (3 questions) and global-warming (14 questions). Neither has a wiki. The lemma on Wikipedia is Global warming: Global warming is the long-term rise in the average ...
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Is [waste] different to [waste-minimisation]? Should they be combined?

In the process of suggesting an edit to this question I noticed we have both a waste and waste-minimisation tags. Both have fairly substantial use (94 and 21 questions respectively). From what I can ...
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Should we keep the [aquarium] tag?

The aquarium tag is used on only two question. It may be overly specific. The best tags offer value beyond a simple keyword search, and in this case both questions already include the keyword in their ...
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Tag suggestion: "best practices"

After asking a question about types of dishwasher detergent, I realized that I see a lot of questions asking the "best way" to do something. For example: Best way to store vegetables in the fridge ...
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Map of related tags

I put together this mind map to represent approximate relationships I see between tags. Many tags do not fit well into a tree structure, so I've taken liberties in a few areas. Hopefully this is ...
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Is air-conditioning a synonym for cooling?

We have two separate tags, cooling and air-conditioning. Right now these are not synonyms, but I wonder if they should be. Precedent The inverse tags, heating and space-heating have already been ...
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Should we keep the tag [green-construction]?

The tag green-construction doesn't seem to offer much specificity. It's clearly not about painting buildings green, so "green" in this sense really just means sustainable, which is already implied by ...
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Difference between 'carbon footprint' tag and 'greenhouse-gas-emissions'?

We have two related tags that I feel overlap largely but IMHO are distinct enough to keep them as separate tags; carbon-footprint and greenhouse-gas-emissions. Assuming other people agree the tags are ...
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Should we merge [car] and [cars]?

car has 6 questions and no description. cars has 32 questions and a description. Should we merge these two?
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Definition for organic tag

(Prompted by this question) The organic tag has no definition here yet. What definition can we come up with? Things to consider: If there are no legal definitions, labeling something organic can ...
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Disambiguation of the toilet tag?

I noticed that the toilet tag is currently used for two different purposes: questions about locations or objects used for urination and defication, e.g. composting toilets questions about personal ...
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Difference between ecological footprint and environmental impact tag

I noticed that many questions that are tagged ecological-footprint are in fact questions about the ecological or environmental impact of a product. I think the problem is that the terms 'impact' and '...
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Heating tag is only for space-heating or not?

Almost all questions with the tag heating are about heating a space (e.g. your home), but in this question the tag is used for heating food, as in cooking. What do you think? Should we use the ...
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Please write more tag wikis

I'm a bit of a casual user. I don't load the front page of this site every day. It's more a case of if I have a question, I come here, ask a question, and hope I get a good answer. In my question Do &...
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Cars vs vehicles

Considering that not all vehicles are cars, I went ahead and tagged a number of questions with cars, a topic I'd argue is important enough to warrant its own tag, as opposed to the more generic ...
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Is a greenhouse tag appropriate?

I think It would get used quite a bit. I would certainly take advantage of having it in the list.
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What the difference between the 'urban' and 'city-living' tags?

Is there a difference between these two tags? Should they be merged?
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Rename tag "composting" to "compost"

There's no reason for the more complex term "composting" - "compost" will do just fine.
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What should be the animal related tag(s) for this site?

I can see there is an animals tag already, but I have seen someone asking about animal-husbandry and I was also thinking about having livestock. Animals sounds a bit generic and doesn't provide ...
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