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I've created the google-domains tag and updated the question you specifically linked to. If you know of others feel free to edit them accordingly.


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As indicated in your comment, out of the 32 questions tagged with the webmaster tag, it appears that several mistakenly used this in replace of the google-webmaster-tools tag, which is now a synonym of the google-search-console tag. That's likely because Google often references "webmasters" in its documentation and URLs, even after the re-branding to ...


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We should create the tag synonym for google-webmaster-tools as soon as possible with google-search-console being the new preferred name as it matches the new official name. Once the tag synonym is created, no further action needs to be taken. All questions will have effectively be re-tagged to "google-search-console". When users type "google-webmaster-...


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Finally, a no-brainer :-) Good catch! It's renamed now. Here's a discussion about how to rename a tag on Stack Exchange's Meta site. It requires a moderator to do, so you did the right thing by opening up a Meta discussion about it.


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Brainstorming and concept thinking unfortunately doesn't fit very well with the format of most Stack Exchange sites, which are focused on single issue/solution based questions & answers that can be voted on and accepted. Even though this question might be answered without referencing code, it does invite a discussion based on coding, both of which are ...


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Some tags are "synonyms" of other tags. If you use one of those tags, they will be automatically changed to their synonym. For example stats becomes statistics. You can see the list here: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms


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My two-cents would be to combine website-design and web-design, but leave the others separate.


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I have created a new tag on questions asked by others and got the Taxonomist badge for it so it is considered created by you.


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Oh wait. I've just discovered that it already does that. Nevermind!


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It looks like the tag would be useful. We have 46 search results for "google my business". As I stated in a comment, you don't usually need to discuss tag creation here. You can just go ahead and create the tag by adding it to some questions. If you want to judge how much it would be used, site search can give a good indication of how often people ...


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Creating a tag synonym and merging the tags seems like the right thing to do to me. This does appear to be an official change. The website piwik.org redirects StackOverflow has already made a similar tag change The tag synonym and move has now been completed. I've also edited the tag wiki to reflect the new name.


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I agree that this tag synonym should be created. We'll do it in a few days unless other people disagree. Edit: The tag merge and synonym creation has been completed.


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Although tags already exist for development and web-development, these would seem to be more concerned with the development process than conducting demonstrations for others, as you noted. I think there could be questions asking about strategies and techniques on how to demonstrate to others: website designs & layouts, modifications & improvements, ...


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All three of these tags are synonyms and should be merged. web-crawlers has the most usage and would be my preferred canonical tag name. The tag wiki from robots could be used for it.


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I support this because the error tag is too general, and should be broken down into the type of error as John suggests, which would help users to be more specific about what kind of error their question is about, helping readers to more easily recognize what the question is about too, and helping to improve the search and related question results as well. I ...


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We shouldn't delete it but add a note to it that says that recommendations are off-topic here and refer users to chat instead.


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I created the GDPR tag, added Wiki content for it, and added the tag to your related question: GDPR compliant contact form. This new regulation covers Personal Data for all individuals within the European Union (EU): Personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It ...


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After a Google and Bing search, it appears the acronym GWT more commonly refers to the Google Web Toolkit now that Google re-branded Google Webmaster Tools to Google Search Console, so the GWT tag synonym was removed. You're free to create the GWT tag again, and add tag info corresponding to the Google Web Toolkit for it.


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It does seem like a number of questions using the transfer tag really should be using the more specific and commonly used domain-transfer tag. Other questions using the transfer tag that aren't related to domain-transfers includes topics such as: Data transfers to or from a server Email transfers to another server Website/Blog transfers to another server or ...


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I can see why these tags appear similar and should be merged, but there are some dissimilarities in the context of a Webmaster: index can be used when referring to a file (such as the default index file of a web site or web server). There are a few questions which have used this tag in that context. For example, this and this one. indexing could reference ...


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Personally I would favor just responsive over responsive-webdesign since this isn't a broad term and most people associate the word responsive with website design in any case and it would be more favorable in my honest opinion to have people tagging both website-design and responsive at the same time rather than one or the other since both are related and ...


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These tags mean essentially the same thing and should be merged. legal should be the canonical tag because it is used more often.


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I have a look at the first page of SSL questions and they aren't always about certificates. While they are related, they aren't the same so I think no.


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Moderators can perform tag merges. I have done so in this case because it is so straightforward.


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In my opinion, these tags shouldn't be merged because they have different meanings. Tracking and reporting are just a part of analytics; there is also the analyzing part in analytics. I think analytics is more general than tracking. In general, tracking is for a specific action (a button for instance), analytics is the analysis of traffic for an entire site....


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For reference, here is the meta discussion where the decision was made to make HTTPS, SSL, and TLS tag synonyms. JasonBirch says: https, ssl, tls (close enough) I agree with his assessment that these tags are close enough to be tag synonyms. In the context of a site for webmasters, talking about HTTPS automatically implies that TLS or SSL is being ...


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To copy the info from my reply*: *This was the quick version, covering a large part of the basics SSL is not really supported anymore. The POODLE attack is again SSLv3, the solution is turning off SSL3. "But wait! Than what do I use, SSLv3 is the lastest version, should I go back to v2?!" Nope. Modern browsers support TLSv1.0 to TLSv1.2 (1.0 has ...


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Those tags mean the same thing and should be merged. "tags" is shorter, so it should be the canonical.


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"tracking", "analytics", and "reporting" should be merged. They mean the same thing. I'm also in favor of including "statistics" in the merge. It could mean something different, but in the context of a site about being a webmaster, it is talking about website tracking. The questions tagged with it could fit in the same bucket just fine. The canonical ...


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