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Time to revisit the [make]/[model] tagging methodology?

So there's this question about tagging model-specific questions when the site was still in its infancy: Tagging for Make/Model/Year specific questions? Back then the community made a decision to ...
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Eliminating Year Tags

I only see it once in a while, but would like to ensure an elimination trend continues. Back in this Meta post it was suggested and agreed to the "year tag" should be eliminated. I do not believe ...
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Is "rpm" really tag-worthy?

I saw a wiki description review request today for rpm. At present there are 31 questions tagged with on Mechanics.SE and I wonder how useful it is. As it relates to engine speed, wouldn't engine-...
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New tags for MGs please

May I ask for some new tags for MG and ZS-180 I would like MG-ZS-180 but I know that does not fit the pattern of the site at the moment and I don't have the rep. I also apologize now for the blatant ...
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Tag addition requests

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Thoughts on adding the following tag? Custom :: Perfect way to catagorize "Performance" or "Modifications" it can be added to a tag list with Engine / Audio / ...
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Are [marque-year] tags okay, or superfluous?

I ran into a ford-1987 tag today, and I wonder if it is an attempt to set some sort of tagging standard (because I had not seen any other one like it after trying several manufacturers). Should it be ...
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Tags for specific models of cars?

Currently you would tag a question about 2003 Honda Civics by using the honda and civic tags. Would it make sense to make more specific tags like 2003-honda-civic and 2005-honda-civic which are both ...
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merge tags error

I was attempting to merge two tags (mercedes & mercedes-benz) and receieved the following error: MergeTags(mercedes-benz, mercedes) encountered the following exception: tag mercedes-benz doesn't ...
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"What's that noise?"

I've noticed a few questions along the lines of "What could [noise x] mean?" or "How can I fix [noise y]?". As this is a site dedicated to motor vehicle mechanical issues, I expect this will be a ...
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Maintenance/Repair Tags - Are they necessary?

Since this site is one where many questions will likely have at least three tags (make, model, part) to begin with, I think it is important to narrow down early which overly-common tags should not be ...
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Tags are for categorization

This site is still very new but we need a bit of help with tagging. I'm seeing a lot of this sort of thing: Unnecessarily Detailed, Dependent Tags Tags should help you place the question into a ...
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Tagging for Make/Model/Year specific questions?

I have started to see a trend emerge that folks are asking questions and tagging them with Make, model and year as separate tags. Should this practice be continued, or should we combine tags like "...
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