We have a tag for (15 questions). Should any questions about fur be tagged ?

Is there any benefit to having two separate tags?

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    I doubt anyone would ever search a 'fur' tag. 'Grooming' is good and the 'fur' tag could just be removed from questions not about grooming. – Cedric H. May 27 '15 at 22:03
  • Few people woulg search or tag 'fur', even if it was the best tag, so it's really not a relevant tag. Also, between shedding and grooming, I think fur-related topics are covered. Is there no way to redirect tags when a user tries to use one? – RSinohara May 28 '15 at 20:14
  • I've made fur a synonym of grooming to ensure that it doesn't get used again. – John Cavan Jun 3 '15 at 22:04

The tag seems unnecessary, I agree, but I don't think re-tagging for necessarily applies to all of the tagged questions in this case. I just see as being kind of redundant, or obvious, for the most part and unlikely to add much value as a filter.

  • Certainly Is there any impact if I give freeze dry fish to my cat doesn't need to be tagged 'grooming' or 'fur'. The 'fur' tag should just be removed. – Zaralynda May 27 '15 at 18:37
  • @Zaralynda - I suspect they think it's good for the coat... I agree though. – John Cavan May 27 '15 at 18:38
  • John and @Zaralynda - the cat's fur has been falling out and OP thinks it's related to the change in food. That's the reason for the tag. (Not saying it necessarily should be there, just why OP included it.) – starsplusplus May 30 '15 at 20:02
  • @starsplusplus - We get that, it's just a discussion as to whether it adds any value or not. I don't think that it does. – John Cavan May 30 '15 at 20:21
  • Ah, my apologies. It's a small sentence, easily missed, and your "I suspect they think it's good for the coat" made me think you had missed it. – starsplusplus May 30 '15 at 20:48
  • @starsplusplus - No problem. My comment was with respect to feeding salmon in the first place. – John Cavan May 31 '15 at 23:13
  • That would be health – JoshDM Jun 2 '15 at 20:59
  • fur has been eliminated. – JoshDM Jun 3 '15 at 19:48
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    Now, if only I could do that with the fur on my furniture... :D – John Cavan Jun 3 '15 at 19:49

Two step process to fix

  1. Evaluate existing questions and re-tag the questions away.
  2. Synonym to .
  3. Profit.
  • I've been working on it! I just don't want to overwhelm the front page. – Zaralynda Jun 2 '15 at 21:05
  • Don't sweat it, overwhelm is fine with me. – JoshDM Jun 2 '15 at 21:13
  • @Zaralynda - At this time, I've effectively reduced the number of questions tagged fur down to 4. – JoshDM Jun 3 '15 at 4:37
  • And at this time, there are no more questions tagged fur. – JoshDM Jun 3 '15 at 4:47

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