Standard identification tag is so I suggest we keep so it is probably not necessary to keep both.

Should we burn ?

Having enough points for , I could (only) suggest a merge with . People should vote for this merge now.

But I'm not sure which one will be the master though. I mean, it should be , but I don't know how to actually do it.

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    Definitely not burn, but we could make them synonyms. Although due to the trend on the tags, I'd have instrument identification be the master since it's the one more used.
    – Dom Mod
    Nov 7, 2018 at 3:17

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There are currently:

I think these stats indicate that both tags are almost equally popular. Since we have a large number of identification tags in the standard format [tag:identify-this-*], it makes sense to keep as the main tag and mark as its synonym.

I think it is helpful to mark synonyms in this case rather than burning the tags because a new user who wants to ask a question related to instrument identification could naturally type identification into the tagging box and this keyword should helpfully lead to identify-this-instrument. In fact, I think it's reasonable to have such synonyms for every identification tag, just to be sure.


In my opinion, instrument-identification should be dropped in favor of identify-this-instrument and the tags for existing questions switched over.

Even if we don't drop instrument-identification, we should still switch over the tags to match the standard form.

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