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I have being participating and reading discussions about tags. On some of these discussions the OP included a tag term that looks easy to understand like "hyphenated tag" (a tag having an hyphen) but sometimes the same term is used to refer to a "new meaning" like a hyphenated tag is a tag made of multiple "tags" separated by hyphens but there are other questions that use a different term for the same meaning like "composite tag".

Rather than discussing this particular case I would like your help about how to proceed when a new meaning arises for a term that has an accepted meaning between SE tag experts but might not be so obvios for others.

I.E. here we have What is a blocked tag? (now about "blocked tag" but originally was about "blacklisted tag". Either of these terms is included in Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms.


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    I wouldn't say any of those have "accepted" meanings by anyone. People just sometimes use whatever adjective they feel best describes the situation in the heat of the moment. An official glossary is meant to include terms that you commonly see throughout the UI, that are a part of the site. Including every weird phrase that someone coins in casual discussion makes a glossary bloated and worthless. Those phrases are not actually used anywhere in the UI and thus most people would not know to even search for them, and might generate their own, different adjective in their head. – animuson Aug 19 at 17:34
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    @animuson That includes "blocked/blacklisted" tag? – Rubén Aug 19 at 17:47
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    I understand the sentiment, but keeping such a thing complete, up-to-date and organized for the next 10 years is going to be an awful lot of work, if not impossible. – Mast Aug 20 at 18:47
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how to proceed when a new meaning arises for a term that has an accepted meaning between SE tag experts but might not be so obvios for others.

post a comment to the question to help the OP to learn the SE jargon, if there is a question about the related term / meaning, include a link to it.

Regarding creating a FAQ style question to for tag related terms only do this is when it's really needed, like, when there is a term used on the UI that requires clarification and / or guidance. In these cases use not .

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