The (30 Qs) and (10 Qs) tags arose in possible to streamline existing tags?. I think they're the same thing, but maybe there's some nuance I'm unaware of.

If they're basically the same thing, it would be useful to synonym-ize these.

Question: Should the and tags be synonym-ized, and if so which one should we keep?

  • "status-planned" => I intend to actually do this [I don't think it's remotely controversial], but I might wait a few days out of caution (as it's not easily reversible). Please let me know if you think we need to discuss this further. – Becky 李蓓 Jul 17 '20 at 2:31

From wikipedia:

An input method (or input method editor, commonly abbreviated IME) is an operating system component or program that allows any data, such as keyboard strokes or mouse movements, to be received as input.

The above quote is to back up your proposal. As for which one to keep, I vote for keeping and synonymize as I suspect the former is simply clearer to a larger audience.

"IME" might be an acronym not everyone is familiar with, whereas "input method" is more immediate, and autocompletion-friendly. When typing in the tag bar, it's probably more likely to go for the longer version and start with in, which yields input-methods, than the other way around.


Done. I kept as per blackgreen's answer, but it can be easily changed if desired. I added an off-the-top-of-my-head tag wiki (feel free to improve this):

For questions about Chinese input methods, Pinyin, Bopomofo, Cangjie, etc., or just drawing characters by hand.

For the record these were the questions prior to merge. I'm fairly sure they're tagged based on whether the user first thought of input or IME.

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