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What is the difference between the "Parsing" tag and the "Reading Comprehension" tag?

I feel like these two tags are mostly synonymous. Both are about understanding a sentence. I agree that "Parsing" is more of an analysis and micro-inspection of which part of the text while &...
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Merge the [grammar-constructions] tag into [grammar]

I just found a new tag grammar-constructions which seems rather redundant, so I think we should merge it into grammar, but I'll first post here in case anybody has any thoughts on the matter. Update. ...
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Why do we have the resources tag on the main site?

One of our more disgruntled users asks a very good question. Why do we have the resources tag on the main site when questions asking for learning resources are off topic? Should we remove this tag to ...
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Shouldn't the tag `okinawan` rather be `ryukyuan`?

It has been decided that Ryukyuan languages are on topic. However, there are at least five Ryukyuan languages, but the tag is called okinawan, after one of those. Shouldn't it rather be ryukyuan, with ...
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New tag for (video) games?

I saw that we repeatedly get questions about Japanese from video games. I think it might be useful to create a tag for such questions, as grammar/usage/vocabulary of Japanese can be different from ...
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Can someone please create tags for 歳-counter, age-counter and 歳?

I have a question about my Japanese Language Stack Exchange post: Can the 歳 counter be used for architecture, furniture etc to tell it's age?
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Inconsistency in tag name: [obsolete-kana] is not the same as [歴史的仮名遣]

The tag obsolete-kana was added to Orthography at the turn of the previous century for kana that are not 'obsolete' but used in a way which is. So this qualifies as 歴史的仮名遣 but not as obsolete-kana. ...
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Tag for questions about changing the nature of words

There are ways for converting between noun and verb (e.g. noun -> verb by adding -suru, and verb -> noun by dropping the ending of the verb), turning adjectives into adverbs, etc. I could not find a ...
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Tag for -する verbs?

I was looking for a tag pertaining to verbs constructed as [noun]+する. I found none, but I may have looked in the wrong places.
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Adding a tag for grammatical vocabulary?

In What is a 修飾語? Is it a modifier? there is a question about what a Japanese grammatical word means. I could find no tag for this -- something like [grammatical-terms]. It cannot be so rare to bump ...
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scope of [names] tag

Is it only for family names or anything proper? E.g. I have a question on the etymology of Honshū (本州).
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Proposed new tag: 'statistics'

I am thinking of a tag for questions about 'how many...', where the answer is (in part) an objective number. For instance: How many unique on'yomi are there? Which kanji has the greatest number of ...
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Isn't a tag "auxiliary verbs" or "jyodoushi" necessary?

I am surprised that a tag "auxiliary verbs" doesn't exist. It is called 助動詞 and is one of the ten word classes that are basically divided into. They are "れる、られる", "せる、させる", "た", "です", "ます" and so on. ...
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Why is the tag called "causation" rather than "causative"?

The tag causation is used, while "causative" is merely a synonym. However, doing a search for the word "causative" gets 223 matches, while "causation" gets 20 (there's also four matches for the ...
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Do we need a kunyomi tag?

I noticed yesterday that there was a onyomi tag, but not a kunyomi tag. Is there a reason for that, or is that just an oversight? If it is on purpose, can someone help me understand why? I'd be ...
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On Chrome, neither the tags nor the Captcha are working

I can't post a question whether standard or Meta using Chrome, Using IExplorer now. Nearly everything on StackExchange doesn't work- no response at all. The top bar doesn't respond. The tags don't ...
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Are tag-only edits intentionally disallowed?

Today, I tried to add the first-person-pronouns tag to this question, but was unable to save due to not changing at least 6 characters within the post itself: In the past (e.g. here or here), I've ...
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Should we merge the "homophonic-kanji" and "kanji-choice" tags?

I ran across this question today, currently tagged kanji:   Difference between the kanjis for "tears/なみだ": 涙 and 泪 I wanted to retag it kanji-choice, but as I typed the word kanji the ...
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Should we have a tag for "interesting to native speakers" questions?

As many of you may be aware, there are two sites for English on Stack Exchange: English Language & Usage, and English Language Learners. There is some interesting discussion on ELU meta on what ...
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Let's destroy the "homework" tag

Today in chat, mirka pointed out that the homework tag exists. I think this is clearly a meta tag: If the tag can't work as the only tag on a question, it's probably a meta-tag. Every tag you use ...
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Can we ban the "writing" tag?

We had a tag called "writing", which contained 16 or so questions about orthography, handwriting, composition and name and other tags in a good mix. I don't think a word as general as writing should ...
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Ban full width romaji tags

Ban  full  width  romaji  tags meaning https://japanese.stackexchange.com/posts/25040/revisions Please do not allow tags that consist purely of full width romaji. It's kind of distracting. Please  ...
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Please help translate our tags

This is a follow-up of Should tag descriptions be prefixed with their kanji/kana equivalent?. For accessibility for native Japanese speakers (as well as for learners), I think it would be nice to ...
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Do we need all three tags "set-phrases", "expression" and "idioms"?

Apparently this has been discussed already 4 years ago. We have three tags idioms Questions about those phrases with fixed words used as a single unit, which typically have a meaning beyond what is......
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Should we merge the tag "written-conventions" into "orthography"?

We have two tags: written-conventions - 15 questions, no tag wiki orthography - 78 questions, has a tag wiki I don't really see a reason to keep written-conventions as a separate tag. It seems to ...
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Should tag descriptions be prefixed with their kanji/kana equivalent?

I've noticed that a few tag descriptions are prefixed with a kanji (or kana) version of their text: kanji - 漢字: Chinese characters as used in Japanese writing as opposed to the two kana syllabaries ...
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Should tags polarity/connotation be created?

While writing my question, I thought it would fall under the category connotation or polarity. By polarity I am refering to the phenomenon that for example cheap could be something good (a cheap car ...
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Merge "transitive" and "intransitive" tags into "transitivity"

I think we should merge transitive and intransitive into a new tag, transitivity. Here's how we're using the tags right now: We have 15 questions tagged both transitive and intransitive. We have 7 ...
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When to use the JLPT tag?

Tag description: The Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or JLPT for short, is a standardized test used to measure skill in the Japanese language of non-native speakers. The current JLPT (revised ...
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Proposal: moderately repurpose the [jargon] and [terminology] tags

As things stand, the terminology tag is kind of useless - the tag wiki excerpt reads Questions concerning the terms (words and phrases) which may be used to cover specific concepts, fields, or ...
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What are "kakikaeji"?

We have a tag kakikaeji that is only applied to a single question - On the replacing of kanji made obsolete in the 1946 reforms with similar-looking kanji.. I am not sure what this tag is supposed ...
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Should we merge the verse tag into poetry?

Right now, verse has 5 questions, while poetry has 2. I don't really see a difference or a need for two tags, so I was thinking I'd merge them both into poetry. But I thought I'd ask on meta first. ...
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Should we have a "kana-only" tag?

I'm an inexperienced Japanese user and know only about 30 kanji or so. So every time I ask a question on Japanese SE I specify "Please use kana or furigana only, no kanji." It seems simpler to have ...
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Source-error tag cleanup: should we close any of these old questions?

Right now, it looks like we're going to destroy the source-error tag. This tag was the pet project of one high reputation user who described its purpose this way: Voting to closing is fine. I ...
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Usage tag - isn't it too broad?

I noticed that there's quite a lot of questions that are tagged with usage tag (398 as of now). This tag on it's own seems very broad too me. What does it really mean? Usage of what exactly? Wouldn't ...
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Should we burninate the [source-error] tag?

We have a source-error tag, which was the pet project of one particular high reputation user who hasn't been around for more than a year and a half. It seems that since they left, no one else has ...
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Minor inconsistency in tag naming: particle-e / particle-wo / particle-wa

Right now, we have particle-e, particle-wo, and particle-wa. But: The particle へ is pronounced /e/ in standard Japanese, not /he/. The particle を is pronounced /o/ in standard Japanese, not /wo/. ...
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Kana tag synonyms for the particle tags

I started to make some new tags for particles just so they could then be made synonyms of the existing ASCII tags. For example we have particle-wa and I made は. I didn't realize at the time that I ...
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What is the difference between the [speaking] and [spoken-language] tags supposed to be?

At the time of writing, speaking has 21 questions, and spoken-language has 17 questions. Looking through those questions, I can't seem to tell why one would choose one of the tags over the other (...
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Should the "differences" and "word choice" tags be made tag synonyms?

I can't really tell which tag to use over the other. Even the tag descriptions seem almost identical: Word-choice: The differences between two or more words or phrases and how to select the best ...
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Should xxxx-ben tags be merged with "dialects"?

There are a lot of dialect questions that come up, most of them about Kansai and Osaka variety. It seems somewhat redundant that every question about any specific dialect will also have the "dialect" ...
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Should we start using Japanese tags?

Now that JLU has been updated to support non-ASCII characters in tags, we have the ability to introduce non-English versions of our tags, and use synonyms to match the Japanese and English versions ...
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Kanji tags - now available!

Marc Gravell announced the new support for Kanji tags a couple weeks back, but it looks like it may have gone unnoticed. You are one of the first site that's getting this feature, so there may be ...
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Burninate [spelling]

spelling is redundant. It should be a synonym of orthography.
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About the pronunciation tags

We have several tags relating to pronunciation. Some can be distinguished as follows: readings: how the orthography is mapped onto phonemes phonology: rules about phonemes of the language (e.g. ...
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Is the "learning" tag misleading?

After taking a look through posts that had this tag, I found that quite a few of them either get closed or migrated to meta. Except for users who have been here for awhile, this tag seems to suggest ...
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Please rename tag [typo] to [source-error]

As a discussion in this thread, please rename tag typo (currently 21 questions) to source-error (currently nonexistent). I could retag them one by one, but doing so would bump the questions on the ...
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What is a better name for the tag [typo]?

The tag typo has the following tag wiki: Some questions later turn out to be based on wrong source. Often, these questions turn out not to be real questions, and ideally should be removed, but that ...
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Does anyone actually use the tags on JLU?

And can anyone imagine using them? I have a really hard time imagining "following" any of these tags, or ignoring them either. Has anyone actually found a use for them? They're not that useful for ...
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What if I don't know what tag(s) my question relates to?

Especially as a non-expert still learning the language, how should I tag certain questions when I have no idea what the correct terminology for the topic is? I often even do not know what an ...
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