I put in a few tag synonym suggestions I'd love to get feedback on and/or get votes on:

-> (the latter tag guidance says it includes questions about breastmilk, and we only got 2 questions tagged in the past year)

-> (Parenting is probably misused for the most part - after all this is Parenting.SE, so all questions should have this - and making it a synonym to Parents might be the easiest solution, as that has usage guidance that should help keep it from being misused)

There's also a longstanding one from Erica out there still that could use a few votes:


I'm going to keep going through tags that don't have wikis, and will probably have some more suggestions. I'll add them to this list, but you can always go to the tag synonym page, also available from Tags -> bottom of the page tag synonyms link, and then select suggested, to see what needs votes.

For those that don't know - you need a total answer score of 5 in the tag to vote on the synonym (I don't think you need a particular amount of rep; 1250 is needed on a beta site to suggest the synonym, though). See suggesting tag synonyms for more information!

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    The parenting tag itself probably just needs to be burninated.
    – Becuzz
    Commented May 3, 2018 at 12:17
  • @Becuzz I certainly don't disagree with that.
    – Joe
    Commented May 3, 2018 at 14:06
  • Do we need an in loco parentis tag? Commented May 3, 2018 at 15:07
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    I agree with Becuzz - it should rather be burninated. It's not a synonym of parents as the latter is often used when children ask how to deal with their parents, for example. Commented May 3, 2018 at 17:53
  • @anongoodnurse How do we burninate on the site? Is it a moderator task or a SE staff task?
    – Joe
    Commented May 3, 2018 at 18:01
  • It's been a while since I sorted out tags, but I remember burninating them myself. :) Commented May 3, 2018 at 19:10

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I edited all the question with , removing it. Now, only this question (on hold, no answers) remains. So the issue should be resolved in a few days without any further action necessary. This way, there was a chance to re-tag the questions or fix some other, minor issues. As was to be expected, is superfluous.

However, is not and only once a suitable substitute (in case of this duplicate question). It should not be a tag synonym of as it's useful in case it's about the parents themselves or if the question is from a child's perspective.

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