Both of these tags are active on Meta: and

One has 17 questions, the other 44. One has no tag wiki, the other does. They both, more or less, ask about questions on the main site. There is, currently, no overlap in tagging.

Additionally, we have 6 tags (, , , , , ) about questions and 2 (, ) about challenges. Relevant meta discussion

What should be done about these tags? I see 3 options:

  • Synonymise/merge one with another
  • Clearly distinguish the difference between the two, including editing the tag wikis to detail these differences
  • Something else?
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think questions is better, because it includes things like tips that challenges doesn't. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jun 3, 2021 at 16:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ @RedwolfPrograms That said, I think both have their own uses. challenges is specifically for challenges; questions is for everything that is asked on main. \$\endgroup\$
    – Bubbler
    Commented Jun 3, 2021 at 22:45

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Merge + synonymize challenges into questions, keep the sub-tags

I've taken a look at all of the questions, and in my opinion all of them a) could or even should be put under because they apply to all questions (including things like ), not just challenges; or b) are classified more precisely by another tag and so the distinction doesn't matter much (e.g. this question is more about , and the distinction between whether it's a or not hardly matters).

(Also, like Redwolf said, questions is a better tag if we combine them because it includes things like that aren't challenges)

However, the sub-tags make sense - asking questions is about general questions, closing, deleting, protecting, and unanswered all apply to questions in general, and specific-question should support all questions, not just challenges. On the other hand, quality standards for challenges are unique from not only other questions (like ) on CGCC but on nearly the entire network (probably excluding Puzzling). Similarly, "weekly tips" doesn't make sense; that one only really applies to challenges.

So my proposed/recommended course of action is such:


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