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I heard that having tags with few posts associated with them is discouraged in StackExchange and I've scanned the LEGO Answers tags enough to spot a few anomalies:

  • and are quite similar and only have 9 questions between them. Should they be merged?
  • 's definition includes "Trying to identify a LEGO element or set that you possess or have seen somewhere?" yet we also have with relatively few questions which seems to be a distinct subset of and many of the questions carry both tags.
  • could also be a subset of and most of those questions already carry both tags
  • can someone help me decide when something belongs in vs ?
  • aren't and too similar?
  • couldn't get merged into ? One question is already in both.
  • only has two questions: 1 is already in and 2 doesn't benefit much from the tag.

Should we be cleaning this sort of thing up at this stage in the Beta process?

  • What is wrong with it? – chicks Apr 27 '16 at 18:10
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Thanks for bringing these to attention, I've made changes to the most obvious ones:

The tag is now a synonym of .

The tag has been removed.

The tag has been removed and replaced with where applicable.

Remember tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 other question in a 6 month period, occasionally a few tags get used on one or more questions when they perhaps should not be.


The and tags are indeed very similar but there are quite a few questions that I would not consider appropriate to be classed using the tag.

+ seems to be used interchangeably with , I have removed the latter.

I agree, identification, building and design tag could definitely be made clearer. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    That's awesome. Thanks so much. – chicks Dec 31 '15 at 23:28

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