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Recently people have started using the tag. However the tag has been around much longer and serves mostly the same purpose. Half of the 12 questions with are already tagged with , and most of the others have the text "clean up" in their title or body.

It seems that should just be made a synonym of . Does anybody disagree?

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[Posse] is inherently cooler. –  Anna Lear Nov 27 '11 at 1:35
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Or just make a new tag called cleanup-posse. And set up the synonyms to that. –  phwd Nov 27 '11 at 1:37
    
@AnnaLear: I'll concede that. :P I'd also be satisfied by making clean-up a synonym of posse. –  Jeremy Banks Nov 27 '11 at 1:37
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I don't deny that is probably cooler. Its origins are from Programmers' efforts to gather a posse to help clean up a humongous fraction of their site.

Here, though, a lot of our cleanup jobs don't need a whole posse. Some are just small jobs that a single individual could do, while others are about the etiquette of cleanup jobs. Really, the combined tag operates a lot like .

I've thus gone and merged them into . The final name can be changed at any point, but I felt that the consolidation was important and we had no reason to continue with them separate.

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Sorry to nag, but can we get a [status-completed] for this question? –  Jason Plank Dec 4 '11 at 18:22
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