Let's talk about these tags: , .

It seems they're intended to be about traditional/simplified Chinese characters. I don't believe "simplified Chinese" can refer to anything other than simplified characters. I'm not sure about "traditional Chinese" (there's a tag).

I've seen people use because they want a simple answer, which is definitely not what the tag is aiming for. And we see random questions tagged or because the author types using traditional/simplified characters, which is not a useful way to tag questions (it doesn't identify what the question is about).

Since it's usually easier for people to give their opinion if they're given options, here's some possibilities on what to do here:

What's your thoughts on this?

  • i’ve difficulty to understand the option 3, particularly renaming “traditional-vs-simplified” to “traditional-simplified”, or “simplication”; 🙀 any clarification, please 😸 Feb 20, 2023 at 11:06
  • Perhaps a better way to phrase it is: take the three tags [traditional-chinese], [simplified-chinese] and [traditional-vs-simplified] and replace them with a single tag, which we might call [simplification] or [traditional-simplified], or something else if there's a better option.
    – Becky 李蓓 Mod
    Feb 20, 2023 at 11:42
  • in sequence, i would choose for option 2, option 1 & [traditional-simplified] 😺 Feb 21, 2023 at 5:42

1 Answer 1


I went ahead and changed

and added appropriate synonyms.

First, it's an easily reversible change. And both and get confused for other concepts (easy questions/answers, and classical Chinese). Also it's a bit weird having "Chinese" in tags at this site.

Anything more than this, I wouldn't do without further consultation.

(It looks like many questions with these tags could do with a big of retagging, too.)

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