I noticed these two tags and . A glance at this tags, one would think that they are talking about the same thing, Treatment. After looking at the questions in the tags, I realized they are not talking about the same thing.

I propose we rename the to in order to avoid confusion, That way It'll be easier to know the meaning.

Also, we should create tag wikis for the two.

  • I think this is a good question, but don't see that pluralising it would change anything, in terms of confusion, except it is in keeping with out tag policy. A tag wiki would sort this out – user87 Oct 17 '13 at 2:46
  • I set up treats. Treatment I would leave alone, it doesn't really need pluralization. – John Cavan Mar 23 '14 at 18:16

should be renamed for consistency with our general preference for plural nouns (like and ). I don't see the value of ; on the lone question tagged with it so far, it adds nothing to the tag that's already there. "Treatment" is a concept that's associated with some other problem -- allergies, illness, accident-recovery, arthritis, etc. I don't think the general concept requires a tag; use specific tags instead.


I was just about to make a meta post asking about the treat tag. But since this one already exists I'm going to add my thoughts here. I think that the [treat] tag should be pluralized because it make more sense for tags to be in the plural form I think.

I think that a question tag is an extremely short (mostly one word) summary about what a question is about. So when you tag a question, or search for questions with a tag, what you're doing is saying "This question is about treats" or "Show me questions about treats"


I agree, I think we should have a concerted effort to create tag wikis, this will solve a lot of problems with tagging. We could hold it as a chat event.

  • Yes. We need to create tag wikis for all tags – user34 Oct 16 '13 at 15:00

to be changed to with a wiki to describe it is a palatable reward for a pet, or some such blurb

  • separating these out – user87 Oct 17 '13 at 2:47

I am wholly NOT CONFUSED by (which refers to a snack) vs. which may refer to a medication or dose.

I recommend making (which could be used to refer to a flea bath) a synonym of or or something in a similar vein.

  • Which treatment can I use to treat my dog? – Baarn Oct 16 '13 at 15:20
  • What treat should I treat my dog with? – JoshDM Oct 16 '13 at 15:24
  • @JoshDM If i were to be new to the site and I wanted to ask a question about treatment. Once I type "trea" and treat comes out with treatment, without a tag wiki, I will select "treat" and maybe even both – user34 Oct 16 '13 at 15:24
  • I think we need to open a separate chat room about this :) oh and I totally agree – user87 Oct 17 '13 at 2:44
  • I offered revere order of synonyms Josh, what do you think? – user87 Oct 17 '13 at 2:50
  • Let the chips fall where they may, @Skippy! – JoshDM Oct 17 '13 at 2:51
  • @jos do you want fish to go with that order of chips.. oops, just ate someone's pet – user87 Oct 17 '13 at 2:54
  • @PreciousTijesunimi The best solution for that problem is to add a tag wiki :) – Beofett Oct 17 '13 at 12:38

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