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Can we change [camera-identification] to [equipment-identification]?

I've edited this question and was trying to add an identification tag. As it turns out, we only have camera-identification and nothing else. As this tag only has 5 questions, I suggest we change it to ...
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Please merge tag “digital” into “digital-photography” (or the other way around)

We don't need both digital and digital-photography. Let's kill one of them, please. Since the first is on 32 questions and the second on 310, I guess digital should go — although I think the -...
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Can a moderator fix the “bellow” tag?

For some reason, we have bellow. This is irritating, because bellows is actually the correct singular noun; the noun "bellow" means a loud deep sound — it's not even "one part of a bellows". I have a ...
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Saving the “filters” tag

Since there's no reputation reward or stack-exchange virtual stickers for it, I'm using this space to say thanks to @scottbb for valiant effort to save the filters tag, by making it refer to actual, ...
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Do we need both [neutral-density] and [neutral-density-filter]?

At the moment there are 49 questions tagged with neutral-density, 34 with neutral-density-filter and 7 with both. It doesn't look like we need both tags. I don't know any use for the phrase "...
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please create fps -> framerate tag synonym

Someone recently created fps. We already have framerate. It'd be good if fps were merged into framerate, please. (I know there's a process by which non-mod users can propose tag synonyms and they may ...
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Is the “hardware” tag useful? (And should we kill it?)

Tag hardware is currently described as Physical equipment, such as camera bodies, lenses, accessories, as well as the electronics inside of them. Excludes firmware or other software. which would ...
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Merge the “macintosh” tag into “apple” or “os-x”?

We have macintosh, but Apple hasn't used this term for their computers since 1998 (they just use "Mac"). The tag wiki suggests that this is for questions about the hardware rather than software, but ...
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please merge tag “close-up-filter” into “macro-converter”

These supplementary lenses aren't really filters, but they're often known as that -- it seems most useful to keep the tag as an alias rather than to just destroy it.
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Please merge tag “extender” into “teleconverter”

We have a number of questions tagged extender. This is what Canon calls their teleconverters; let's just merge the two tags.
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merge night and night-shooting tags?

night is not heavily used, but night-shooting is. I don't think there's much value in having both. I kind of think that "shooting" is extraneous, and that it'd be better to merge night-shooting into ...
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The tag “canon-1d” can't be created due to similarity with the “canon-1ds” tag

I'm trying to make the tags for the 1D and 1Ds family cameras more complete. The problem is that when I try to create the tag "canon-1d" the system complains due to similarities to the already created ...
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Tag synonym: “gels” and “color-filters”?

Are gels and color-filters synonyms? If so I lack the rep to make that suggestion. Could someone who does submit it?
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tag merge request — crop -> cropping

These two tags are effectively synonymous, although crop is occasionally also used for cropped-sensor or crop-factor questions. Also, cropping appears more popular. So to avoid duplication and ...
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merge batch and automation tags?

Should batch be merged into automation?
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Merge/Split Equipment- Camera- and Lens-Recommendations tags?

There's three tags that seem to overlap: equipment-recommendation (937 questions) camera-recommendation (40 questions) lens-recommendation (15 questions) Should we: Merge them all into equipment-...
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more tag merging: cameraphones and smartphone

I'm pretty sure that cameraphones and smartphone should be the same. There might have been a useful distinction in 2004 but I don't think there is in 2014. I guess I have a slight preference for ...
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organisation tag should be organization

As noted here British English vs. American English in tags, we generally leave questions in the language variant in which they were asked, but tags are standardized as American English. That means ...
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What is the reasoning behind “suggest a synonym” required reputation?

I can see the reasoning behind the need of 300 reputation before one can create new tags, but why do we need 2500 reputation just to suggest a tag synonym? Why is that action so much more important ...
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What's a good tag for questions about meaning and the visual language of photography?

We've had a few of these recently: How do I create a sense of power and splendor in an image? How to show the theme "What happened??" These are great questions and an area I'd like to see ...
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Noise Tags - Do we need them all?

At present we have four tags related to noise in images as follows: (numbers of questions in brackets) noise (34) noise-reduction (23) noise-removal (7) iso-noise (15) As I see it: noise is the ...
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Are photo-editing and post-processing synonymous?

I'm working on the tag wikis for our most popular tags, and wrote a description for post-processing. When I got down to photo-editing, though, I found that basically the same description had already ...
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Is the tag-synonym process on this site *working*?

When I've got power, I like to use it (insert evil laughter), so since I got to 2500 reputation, I went looking into the tag synonym feature. Okay, so, I can create them just fine, but it looks like ...
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General tagging practice and tag searches

After a short discussion about tagging and tag searches in the Teachers Lounge chat, I learned some interesting things. We've been talking about how to tag for some time, and we seem to keep circling ...
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Canon body names in tags

Canon market their entry level DSLR bodies with different names in different markets. For example, in Europe they have the EOS 550D, in North America it is called the EOS Rebel T2i and in Japan it is ...
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The “canon” and “canon-eos” tags?

We have both [canon] and [canon-eos] tags. Is it preferable to leave these as they are, or reduce the canon-eos tag to simply [eos], and use it with the [canon] tag? UPDATE: I've removed the canon-...
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“Technique” tag

I think the technique tag currently is also kind of meta tag that means different things for different people. Should we replace it with something less vague?
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EVIL camera class

We've had a couple questions lately about an emerging class of cameras, referenced by the term "EVIL" (Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens). While the questions themselves have not all been ...
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The “how-camera-works” tag…keep it, fix it, or delete it?

I am curious what we should do about the how-camera-works tag on the parent site. This is a very oddly worded tag, and I think it is only used by one person. What should we do with it? Keep it and ...
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“equipment” vs. “gear”

As far as I understand the words [gear] and [equipment] both refer to... well, the equipment. If this is the case and there is no difference in meaning that I miss, I would suggest using only one of ...
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'strobes' vs. 'flash'?

I've seen a couple of posts pop up with [strobes]; I think we may want to prefer [flash] or, at least, the variations discussed here: What term should we adopt for Speedlights/Speedlites? Any ...
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Tag for VR/IS/OIS/OS/VC/SR [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Image Stabilization or Vibration Reduction All the manufacturers have their own name for image stabilization - what should the generic tag name be?
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What term should we adopt for Speedlights/Speedlites?

I think we need a tag for small, hotshoe mountable flashes. You could then tag your question with [flash] for questions that could also include other kinds of flash - I'm thinking things like Alien ...
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Do we need composite tags, or will combinations of tags suffice?

Looking again at this question, which I re-tagged earlier to use more generic tags as described here, I'm now trying to decide whether we need the [dx-vs-fx] tag. Whatever happens, I believe it should ...
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Tagging with brand-names

I've been looking at how we've been using tags for things that are brand-specific. In my mind the vast majority of our tags should be generic, with specific brand names only used where specified in ...
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Image Stabilization or Vibration Reduction

Just wondering if we want to have just one tag for Image Stabilization/Vibration Reduction/Vibration Compensation/Optical Stabilisation. I think we should have just the one, and I think it should ...
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Color vs Colour (and other words with similar multiple spellings)

How should the US vs UK color (mis)spelling be handled? I've already seen both several times, and I can foresee this being a big issue with doubled tags. I for one vote for sticking to color instead ...
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lens vs. lenses

We currently have lens and lenses tags. "Lens" seems to be more used, and yesterday I've tried moving ~5 questions from "lenses" to "lens", but "lenses" tags shows up again, and I guess it makes more ...