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Should geospatial tag be blacklisted?

Yes I think geospatial is for all intents and purposes a synonym of GIS and thus any case for blacklisting the gis tag should apply equally to geospatial. gis was blacklisted long ago so I think ...
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Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag?

I believe that QGIS 3.0 and QGIS 3.2 are essentially the same series. QGIS 3.4 comes out 26/10/2018 and also belongs in the same series. Additionally, a lot of plugins and features are being ported ...
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Is tag for [bug] needed when "We are not a formal GIS Software Support Site"?

I support Burninating this tag, because it is pretty much a Meta Tag. It does not give any additional information about the question, and most of the time, the issue might not even be a Bug.
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How does the community feel about non-arcpy answers to arcpy questions?

In my experience most people using the arcpy site package would be more than happy to learn about potentially more efficient or cleaner approaches using open source python tools. I always keep in the ...
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Why is the Python tag inappropriate for a question about Shapely?

I think the python tag and other language related tags are not superfluous and should be used whenever the question is related to that language for two reasons: Syntax highlighting uses tags on the ...
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Do we need [code] tag?

I think this tag is redundant. Any question relating to code should have the language tag associated with it. I vote to burninate.
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What to do with ArcGIS tag after burnination?

Firstly, congratulations! It was quite a job organizing the 'arcgis' tag. I believe we should definitely blacklist it. Users will use the correct tag from now on (when typing 'arcgis', they will ...
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Merging [pyqgis] and [pyqgis-3] tags

I would argue that pyqgis-3 should not be a synonym of pyqgis because with QGIS 3, pyqgis uses python3 and Qt5 (as compared to Python2 and Qt4). The difference is significant, and there are many ...
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Moving community of GIS tool to GIS Stack Exchange

In my opinion GIS SE should be (or better "is") a platform for all GIS related questions, not depending on which GIS related product or what the community background of a question is. It ...
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Is tag [vector-grid] appropriate for the Leaflet plugin for vector tile layers (L.VectorGrid)?

Yes questions about the Leaflet plugin should probably use the tag vector-tiles. I have modified the tag excerpt for vector-grid to also say: For questions about the Leaflet Plugin please use the ...
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Double tags qgis and qgis-2.0

I don't see any advantage of having the qgis-2.0 tag. There are three QGIS releases per year and that means three new tags per year: https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/qgis2.0 https://gis....
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Is spatial-interpolation a synonym for interpolation?

Yes, I think spatial-interpolation should be made a synonym of interpolation. Clearly, spatial interpolation is a subset of interpolation, but in the context of a site about GIS, there is little ...
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Are Landsat version tags justified?

I think it's justified. If we compare to the arcgis and qgis tags, we have arcgis-10.0 and arcgis-10.1 etc, and qgis,qgis-2.0, qgis-2.2 etc. So the same rule should be applied to landsat and landsat-8 ...
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Tagging data questions on GIS Stack Exchange?

Just keep data and make all others a synonym to it. I suspect that many of these tags beyond 'data' were created in response to the frequent comment on such questions, "free or paid?". While not ...
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Setting CartoDB tag to synonym of CARTO?

I've created a carto tag and made cartodb a synonym.
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Do we need [programming] tag?

I think this tag is as redundant as the code tag. Clearly, the language that the person is trying to program in should indicate that it's a programming problem; and they should tag with that language....
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Moving community of GIS tool to GIS Stack Exchange

When introducing users of your tool to the GIS Stack Exchange read carefully the section of its Help Center titled Can I support my product on this site? which starts: We get a lot of requests from ...
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How to delete a misspelled tag?

If no questions with that tag, it will disappear on its own in about 24 hours.
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Voronoi vs Thiessen vs Delaunay Triangulation - one or more tags?

I am revising my Answer after reading that of @Conor. I now favour voronoi-thiessen on the grounds that a Google search on either "voronoi" or "thiessen" would find all our Q&As on either. I ...
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What is WebGIS, and why is it a tag?

I think burnination is overkill for a tag that is so rarely used, but I certainly think that it should be removed from about half of its current questions because they already mention a product from ...
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Should GNSS be made synonym of GPS?

Technically they are distinct. GNSS could refer to any system of which there are currently three operational and two under development. GPS is the specific system run by the United States, while ...
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Is it useful to have a [gis-principle] tag?

I think it is a useful tag even though it is not often used. Part of the case I see for it is mentioned in my answer to Asking good Questions for GIS Stack Exchange? where I say: Start by ...
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Using [cartography] tag?

I agree with @Fezter's answer. It looks like many cartography-tagged posts are indeed related to cartography, especially design aesthetics and how to visualize maps in traditional but also ...
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Should we delete the 'python-crash' tag?

I think that we should simply burninate the python-crash tag by removing it from those two questions. Instead I would encourage Python users to read the error messages that they receive, so that they ...
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should geofence be a synonym for geofencing?

I assumed that geofencing had a common meaning throughout GIS products, open source and commercial, and had no idea that: GeoFence is an advanced authentication/authorization engine for GeoServer ...
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Do we need [scripting] and [automation] tags?

As per my answers on the code tag and the programming tag, I feel that both scripting and automation are redundant. Any question relating to scripting should have the scripting language tag ...
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Why are there ArcPy related and tagged questions on Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow predates the GIS Stack Exchange and so various GIS tags were already in occasional use there before we launched. I think all focused GIS questions should be asked on the GIS Stack ...
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How many tags for QGIS model building?

It would seem all 8 questions for graphical-modeler use QGIS as the software in which case I would vote for replacing them with qgis-modeler. Personally, I think graphical-modeler should be removed ...
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Improving use of tags [postgis] and [postgresql]?

On one hand, as 'predicted' in question, some comments (here and here) and JGH's answer cited examples about subjects which would only be on-topic to PostgreSQL. I think it is a fair point. On the ...
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How does the community feel about non-arcpy answers to arcpy questions?

I learned python by learning arcpy (or its predecessors), and so many of the solutions I came up with to perform my tasks used the arcpy tools. This wasn't always because it was the best way to do ...
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