We have a LOT of tags that are basically about closure. Can we synonymize some of those?

, , , and can't all be sufficiently independent, can they? I do see that except for they are all pretty close in terms of usage rates...


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These are all distinct topics and should not by synonymised.

  • is for discussing our canonical and custom close reasons.

  • is for raising meta discussions about specific closed questions, and the concept of a closed question in general.

  • is about a type of vote and its related privileges.

  • is about discussions about the closing process itself.

Closes (and holds) are an important part of how the site functions and has many moving parts. These tags are natural categories that arose to label some of the distinct moving parts of this critical site feature.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Oh, ok. I guess that makes sense. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 8, 2017 at 4:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ tag wiki and excerpts added. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 8, 2017 at 4:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ @thedarkwanderer Oh, thank you! Meta tag wikis tend to get neglected. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 8, 2017 at 4:39

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