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I noticed that the most popular tag (82 questions tagged) is 3d-printer, and that we also have a 3d-printing tag (23 questions). These seem extremely redundant to me, given that they should apply to any question that is on-topic and thus serve no practical purpose. These tags are simply too broad.

The usage guidance for 3d-printer is quite board ("Questions about a specific brand, model, or type of 3D printer.") and 3d-printing does not even have one.

I would suggest to get rid of these tags. For comparison, Stack Exchange does not have a programming tag either. However, they do have various tags that end in "-programming", such as "functional-programming", "linear-programming", etc... Our equivalents would be fdm(-printing), sla(-printing),...

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  • $\begingroup$ Good point. I agree. Anyone against? If not, I'll try to remember deleting it tomorrow. $\endgroup$ – Tormod Haugene Nov 16 '16 at 21:42
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    $\begingroup$ I agree as well. I believe we do have tags for FDM, SLA, and so forth already. $\endgroup$ – tbm0115 Nov 17 '16 at 15:29
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    $\begingroup$ @TormodHaugene Poke. $\endgroup$ – Tom van der Zanden Dec 2 '16 at 8:05
  • $\begingroup$ @TomvanderZanden, thanks! I have now merged the two tags in 3d-printing, and will now try to get a community moderator to blacklist (make it intrinsic) for us. (Site moderators does not have the privilege to actually delete tags.) $\endgroup$ – Tormod Haugene Dec 2 '16 at 14:35
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This tag has been removed from the system and made intrinsic.

Please cleanup the questions that now have no tags...

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry for the delay, but it is done now $\endgroup$ – tbm0115 Jan 3 '17 at 23:26
  • $\begingroup$ @tbm0115 - I have just retagged 8 of the existing 23 untagged questions. $\endgroup$ – Greenonline Feb 12 '17 at 9:53
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The fact that there is a synonym appears to be the reason that both tags are still hanging around, in the list of synonyms:

Synonyms

and on the tag page

3d-printer tag

I have deleted the synonym and hopefully that will clear things up once and for all.

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