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Do we need the [nomenclature] and [naming] and [terminology] tags?

They make sense to be distinct when they are used distinctly. On the English SE there was a question about the difference between 'nomenclature' and 'terminology': https://english.stackexchange.com/...
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Should a few more users vote to accept the csst tag wiki and excerpt quickly to ensure that nobody else follows my lead and rejects them?

It's been done, thanks! https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/tags/csst/info Questions regarding the CSST, aka the Chinese Space Station Telescope or Xuntian.
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Spectroscopy Spectrometry Spectra and Spectrum tags; is there room for some consolidation?

All of them have a substantial number of questions, but you are right that spectrum should be consolidated under spectra. Otherwise, I think we should probably leave them be, but spectrometry needs a ...
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What is the difference between the "chemistry" and "astrochemistry" tags?

I don't think we need both tags. I suggest merging the chemistry questions into astrochemistry, as we have astrobiology but no biology tag. I don't think we should create a synonym between chemistry ...
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Tag synonyms for the Moon

the-sun and the-moon are now the official tags. lunar is now a synonym of the-moon. moons is now a synonym of natural-satellite. Only developers can blacklist tags, but I don't think we need to ...
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What is the best way to tag questions about Xuntian, the Chinese Survey Space Telescope?

Tag it with [csst], as this tag already exists. We have tags for specific telescopes that use the name of the telescope or mission: Eg [gaia] or [chandra]. Hubble is treated differently, as [hubble-...
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Duplicate Sagittarius A* tags

I'll merge them. As for your last question, we could make a sagittarius-a-asterisk tag, but since Sagittarius A* is a component of Sagittarius A, I don't see the need for a separate tag.
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Synonym suggestion for [tag:tides]

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 ...
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Is the tag "measurement" a synonym of "observational-astronomy"?

These seem to be the questions tagged measurement that are about some kind of measuring. I think that for all except "measure the age of the universe" the observational-astronomy tag would ...
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Tag synonym suggestion for planetary-science

Hmm, planetary-science covers a topic space that is not applicable to all planet questions, so I don't think a synonym is appropriate. planetary-science was originally conceived to capture questions ...
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