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Tags to synonymise, merge or nuke

I have just reached the 'can make tag synonyms', so thought making this discussion would be prudent. Which tags should be synonymised, merged or nuked. Discuss them here!
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Will accounts and reputation points be kept after becoming a public beta?

I've never participated in any Stack Exchange private betas before so I'm curious what happens with the site when we leave private beta? I think, questions won't be deleted. Or are they? What about ...
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Let's ask more meaty questions!

It's been an exciting first (partial) week. We've got 105 questions (and counting) with a number of interesting and useful answers. However, I'm concerned that too many of your questions do not, um, ...
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Attribution of sources used in questions and answers

Any and all sources, particularly when we are quoting from another website, journal article, book etc. must be properly attributed to the source. Attributions can take the following forms (and folks ...
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Who should our moderators be?

Our moderators pro tempore have already been selected. See Moderator Pro Tem Announcement Original Post: If your meta site does not have a post to nominate Moderators, start one now! Pro Tem ...
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Deja Vu? How do we keep the site alive?

First of all, I am happy to see this topic getting another go! I love the field, and wish to contribute as much as possible. So this was tried a while back, and sadly the site didn't survive. It ended ...
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Enabling LaTeX? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it would be possible to enable LaTeX mark-up on the site, as is done on the Math Stack Exchange and numerous other Stack Exchange portals. It would be immensely useful when an ...
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Planetary tags for our solar system versus exoplanets

So far we have tags for Venus, Uranus and Neptune (from my questions), I am sure the rest of the solar system planet tags have either already been made or will be soon. We also have an exoplanet tag ...
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Questions Which Are Cosmological in Nature [duplicate]

There have been a number of posts so far discussing the scope of this astronomy SE site. Physics-y questions seem to be okay if the physics is directly related to astronomical/astrophysical objects (...
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Balance between professional and enthusiast questions

Something that just occurred to me and probably needs to be discussed - the balance needed between professional and enthusiast questions. There hasn't really been any problems here thus far, but this ...
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Can I ask about earth-like planets?

I have seen that there are no views for my question about earth-like planets. So I wanted to ask here on meta that whether I can ask question about this or not. Earth-like is absolutely astronomy, is ...
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Are physicsy questions on-topic here? [duplicate]

I'm seeing quite a few physicsy questions. Are they on topic here? Examples: If nothing travels at the speed of light, except light, how can a black hole also pull light into itself? https://...
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My comment is 20 characters but is less than 15?

I'm trying to post a comment that is 20 characters long, but "Comments must be at least 15 characters in length." Is this a bug?
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Why was my question likely to be closed as subjective?

I was going to ask a question but a blue box popped up saying that it would probably be closed for being subjective. What does this mean?
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Should tags reflect questions exclusively or the entire question-answer post

This question has been discussed on other stackexchange sites as well but I feel this is a good time to ask it and get a basic understanding of where we are at. So here we go. When asking questions ...
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What should our chatroom be named?

Currently, our chatroom has the (rather unexciting) name 'Colloquium'. In my opinion, we should not be using a common ancient Roman phrase for this modern site. What should our chatroom be named? ...
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MathJax request

Got to come up sooner or later. MathJax is pretty useful, especially when one needs to include some astrophysics in the answer. Can we have it?
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How to draw a line between Astrophysics and Physics, if there is any posibility?

There is not really much to say. Ideas?
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Should we use fahrenheit or celsius? Does it matter?

There are two major measurement units: Fahrenheit and Celsius. Us crazy American enthusiasts often use the Fahrenheit system, while the rest of the world uses primarily the Celsius (metric) system. ...
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Where do we draw the line concerning planetary science questions?

Exoplanet questions and other planetary science questions seem to be valid here, on Space Exploration, and on Physics. Where do we draw the line on what is valid where? exoplanet

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