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We have a and a which generally seem to be applied in the same context. Should one be made synonym of the other?

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I agree with PolyGeo that should be the master. IMO, when in doubt, check StackOverflow (or another relevant SE site, e.g. Stats.SE in this case) to see if it has an equivalent tag, or Wikipedia's disambiguation / redirect pages. Failing that, there is always Google Fight :)

See also , , , etc.

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    Interesting (valid) reasoning. I was approaching as tag the 'thing' not the 'act of thing' and I guess we saw different examples first when looking. So I guess we need to fix convert, export, import, etc. Or maybe we just forget standardizing and worrying about changing tags we have, and if there's a duplicate like there was with resample/georeference just go with majority use (on here) rules in determining master. As whuber mentioned in the first place. :) – Chris W Dec 5 '14 at 19:19
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    I generally equate tags with topics, so instead of convert I would probably have conversion (which is already a synonym). Not sure about export and import, but deferring to StackOverflow and Wikipedia, they are both in that form, so I guess I'm fine with them. I agree though it's probably not worth fretting over them too much and just deal with them on a case by case basis. – blah238 Dec 5 '14 at 20:07
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    So, since @whuber already did it can it be undone and reversed? Does it matter? I'm ok with either way really. – Chris W Dec 5 '14 at 21:59
  • @ChrisW We have a swap button to reverse master and synonym so with consensus which I think we seem already near it will be very easy to implement. Thanks for the time you are spending on helping to streamline our tags. – PolyGeo Dec 6 '14 at 4:45
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should be made a synonym of . In my opinion this would be more consistent for tags (verb instead of the participle). I'm proposing a Wiki for resample to address the lack and a modification of resampling just in case.

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  • Because you have put such effort into the tag wikis, I implemented your proposal (despite that resampling was twice as popular as resample). – whuber Dec 4 '14 at 21:24
  • @whuber Thanks. When I started writing the answer and up to that point I actually had it the other way for just that reason (well, that and ing already had a Wiki). But then I started thinking about it and it seemed verb instead of participle would be cleaner as a 'standard'. Which I thought several tags were following, but I've just noticed georeference and georeferencing just to disprove me. I wonder if that should be in the guidelines for tags or if I'm just splitting hairs. :) – Chris W Dec 4 '14 at 21:49
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    I'm not sure where/when the "ing" convention arose but it is what I have been following. I think standardizing on the site preference (whichever that is) should be documented. I certainly agree that the two terms are synonyms. – PolyGeo Dec 4 '14 at 22:14

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