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The tag translation
is was overly broad.
We decided to get rid of it and agreed on a process to do so, and now the process is very near its end.
At the moment there are 155 questions with this tag, and they all ask for translations from English to Latin.
I made translation a synonym for english-to-latin-translation and merged the two tags. This effectively means that the former tag has now been automatically replaced with the latter one in all those 155 questions. If you attempt to add the old tag to a question, it will be converted automatically. In effect, the tag translation is no more. The only thing left to decide is whether we want to ban the plain translation so that everyone needs to pick something more specific, but that is only a minor detail and we can see how things go after the present change.
The synonym english-to-latin-translation was chosen simply because it is the most common kind of translation we have, and this final retagging of 155 questions happens silently with a couple of clicks without bumping any posts to the front page.
We currently have a couple of different kinds of translation tags:
- Type of text: e.g. single-word-translation and sentence-translation
- Kind of help needed: e.g. translation-check and translation-explanation
- Language pairs: e.g. greek-to-english-translation
If you feel that a more specific translation tag is needed for whatever purpose, feel free to create one. If it turns out to be superfluous, we can easily synonymize or even merge it to something else, so no harm is done. Please consider including the word "translation" in the tag name so that it shows up when you type that word in the tag search box. The most useful thing we could have is more language tags like translations from French to Latin if there ever are questions of that kind. Don't worry about creating small tags; we can lump tags together and unlump them later if they grow.
I might have overlooked some questions, so a few might have been wrongly retagged. But we have some tagging errors anyway, so it is not a big deal. If you see any badly tagged questions, go ahead and edit them or raise a flag or bring it up in our chat or ask a meta question.