We apparently have a tag. Is this tag providing us some benefit that the tag does not? Do we want to keep it?

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    \$\begingroup\$ This synonym has been approved. \$\endgroup\$
    – linksassin Mod
    Aug 7, 2019 at 1:53

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[Skill-Points] is not a useful tag.

Any question about skill points is ultimately a question about skills. We have a perfectly good tag; that's what we should be using. Having multiple tags that essentially cover the exact same topic makes it harder for users to use the tag system to favorite tags they're experts in, to ignore tags they're not interested in, and to search for questions. We already synonym and to for this exact reason.

We should make a synonym of ; I have initiated the voting for that process here.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm personally a fan of letting the tagsonomy flourish as it will, except where it's causing harm. Is there harm caused/confusion sown that you're seeing here that you can describe/summarize in the post? \$\endgroup\$
    – nitsua60 Mod
    Aug 6, 2019 at 15:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ @nitsua60 See edit. In general I think our community has been a little too permissive when it comes to tags. The very existence of a tag has a cost to the community, in terms of cognitive load looking at multiple tags on questions, in terms of crowding out other potentially more useful tags. Any tag that doesn't have a demonstrable benefit to counteract that inherent cost should be suspect, IMHO. Honestly, that's a topic for a separate meta question, however. \$\endgroup\$
    – Oblivious Sage Mod
    Aug 6, 2019 at 15:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ Good points, I think. Thanks for the edit! \$\endgroup\$
    – nitsua60 Mod
    Aug 6, 2019 at 16:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ The synonym seems to have been approved now. \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Aug 7, 2019 at 3:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ @V2Blast Yes, I will be marking this answer as accepted once the required 48 hours has passed. \$\endgroup\$
    – Oblivious Sage Mod
    Aug 7, 2019 at 13:34

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