Currently (as of February 12, 2021), the yet undefined tag tides has only 27 occurences, which compares to the tag tidal-forces with 78 occurences. I suggest, that make tides a synonym of tidal-forces since tides are always caused by tidal forces, and both tags are therefore very closely linked. Any thoughts? Did I overlook something?
I agree that tidal-forces concept is the driving force (literally) for ocean tides.
Bodies have solid-tides as well, so we should either have three tags or one.
I kind-of like the idea of having all three tags, but then what should we call the tides that the moons of gas giant planets induce in the gas? Or the tides produced in a star by a large companion (a close large planet or another stellar object)?
Perhaps one tag for all is best, and I'll go along with tidal-forces as the tag's name.
Most of the tides questions would need to be retagged as tidal-forces instead; less than half are really about liquid tides, and note that while a few could have also been on-topic in Earth Science SE some really needed to be here, including