There appear to be about 200 uses of the tag "mining" and only 2 of "miner". The popularity sort of speaks for itself - the tag "miner" is not that far removed from "mining" as to make it useful by itself. I'd make it a synonym.
So far as I can see, there's only one mac question. And only one osx question. There aren't any macos questions.
So I don't think we necessarily need synonyms at this point. Just pick a tag and re-tag the other question to be consistent.
Thanks for your efforts, I agree that legal is a much better tag for law-based questions and as such have created synonyms for law and illegal pointing to legal as well as merged the tags. Since you've already retagged the posts the merge did precisely nothing but it never hurts to be thorough ;)
I agree that code and source should be merged into source-code.
As for development, I believe it is different from code, as it might involve non-coding development, for example creating ASICs or the like. I already created a stub description of the tag as follows:
"Related to creation and ongoing work for different existing and future Bitcoin-related ...
I think we should merge them all into fees. While the transaction-fees is also a good tag for discussing those fees in particular as opposed to fees charged by exchanges and what have you, I don't think there will be too much confusion.
They're describing different things. Deterministic wallets derive all keys from a seed. Hierarchical deterministic wallets derive subkeys from a seed, and generate subkeys from those. That allows you to share part of a wallet with someone else, which isn't possible with deterministic wallets.
All hd-wallet questions are deterministic questions, but not all ...
Never worked with either, but I thought that those were two not completely overlapping things.
The tag accounts refers to a specific feature of Bitcoin Core which finally is being removed. Accounting is about the process of keeping track of stuff. Gonna rename accounts to bitcoin-core-accounts.
Did you know that you can propose synonyms directly on tags?
Other users can then vote on your synonyms, they don't have to be created by mods necessarily. ;)
In case you had done that already and nobody noticed yet, I'll have to look into how proposed synonyms get voted on. Anyway, I can take a look at these a little later today, although I think some of ...
I agree that the current tags are confusing. I don't think we should just merge them though. It seems like there are a couple distinct categories represented.
We should have three tags, weaknesses, security, wallet-security. Questions with attack, resilience, and vulnerability should be retagged or closed:
weaknesses would cover problems with Bitcoin that ...
As it is, I would assume that questions tagged with bitcoin-protocol are a subset of protocol.
I think it that I created the bitcoin-protocol in March, but today I am not sure if that made sense: While in the long run the protocols might further distinguish and it would make sense to have a bitcoin-protocol to cater to issues that specifically refer to ...
This is a very good suggestion, and exactly what meta is for.
I think you are right, and I would suggest that we merge solo into solo-mining, which users can suggest and mods can do by themselves. That way, it is only a few clicks and we don't have to manually edit questions whatsoever. :)
Hmm, I think that the commerce tag is a bit more general than merchants. For example, talking about commerce could include payment processors, identity verification for business, TOR technology as used for shops and so forth. Merchants on the other hand could involve questions about the people that are doing the trading, such as business and shop owners.
Yes. I think so. I would have just merged them, but I'm torn about which should be primary. In a sense, they have different meanings. "Payment" means the way that people get paid. "Payments" are the things people use to accomplish a payment. If it was just singular versus plural, I'd take the singular as primary.
I think "payment" should be primary. First, ...
It really depends on the tag.
If the master tag would be obvious, say having "Windows 7" and "Windows XP", the master tag would be "Windows", one should either create the synonym immediately.
If the master tag is not obvious, one probably should wait and see which tags are used and which aren't. If a tag is not used more than once over a certain period of ...