These two pairs of tags are coexisting at the moment and one tag of each should be retired.

Regarding vs , I prefer but I noticed studycrypto have already edited a question to change in the opposite direction and so I prefer to ask.

For vs , the former is more common (7 vs 2) but I may make sens to keep the complete name since it seems to be used more often in the site and the papers (acronym is mostly used in the papers references such as MRL-0001)

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I agree on the MRL and monero-research-labs synonyms. There are rules about how many times each synonyms has to be tagged before a synonym has been created. So in some cases we may notice a synonym that we cannot create right away until it has been used more.

I agree with your comments about monero-history being better as history if all history were actually about Monero. Are we okay with history questions about other cryptonote coins using the same tag? If we are then history is the right tag for sure.

My vote is for history being better than monero-history and for MRL and monero-research-labs being created when we are able to do so.

EDIT: My vote is still recorded above but I found this post this worthy of mentioning.

Should we have a history tag at all? The definition of history changes all the time. Two years from now people will consider questions about the conversion to RingCT history. Is history too ambiguous for us to use?

ambiguous tags, e.g. future, computing, offline

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    Good point about history being a moving target. Maybe "genesis" fits better, since those questions typically about the genesis of a project, and also has this lame pun built-in...
    – user36303
    Aug 24, 2016 at 9:15
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    @user36303 I like the "genesis" tag better too. Seems more appropriate for a long term solution Aug 26, 2016 at 16:20
  • @user36303 when doing a search for the history tag I see both "origins" and "inceptions" used in question titles. Might either of those be more common search terms than "genesis"? monero.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/history
    – Pablo
    Aug 26, 2016 at 17:08
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    I just made edits to replace monero-history with history (sound like we have an agreement that we should not have both). Once we can reach an agreement about genesis vs origin, etc we can replace history with that,
    – Pablo
    Aug 26, 2016 at 17:15
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    Hmm, I like origin too. And it maybe more widely understood than genesis.
    – user36303
    Aug 26, 2016 at 17:36
  • @user36303 I also like origin. Should we depreciate the history tag too? There are already some historical questions that are too recent to be origin questions. Maybe that is okay since "history" is kind of a meta tag where the other questions would be more important anyway. At best the "history" tag helps serve as a warning that the answer if applied today may no longer be accurate. At worst "history" serves no purpose
    – Smart Kid
    Aug 29, 2016 at 8:15

I prefer the short ones in both cases.

For history, it's obvious it's about monero. Same for monero-hard-fork -> hard-fork.

For mrl, it's more subjective, but since we can have synonyms, I'd keep the short and easy one, and set up monero-research-labs as a synonym.

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    so we go with plain "history" then ? I've got edit requests pending to change from monero-history to history
    – JollyMort
    Aug 26, 2016 at 17:17
  • @JollyMort I think we agreed that was better than monero-history. The question should not be if we should switch to "origin" and if so, what we should do with "history" tags that don't fit that description.
    – Smart Kid
    Aug 29, 2016 at 8:17

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