As I was casually going through the list of tags, I noticed several whose pluralization stood out as... off. It seems to me that for non-unique things (so I'm excluding , , etc.) that are not mass nouns (i.e. concepts, like or even ), the plural form of the word should be used. By and large this is the case already, but there are a few sore thumbs I suggest replacing. In particular, I suggest the replacements

This last one could be interpreted as an adjective and thus correct as-is, but the examples show we are being inconsistent at the moment.

On the flip side, there is one that seems unnecessarily pluralized. I suggest

So (1) should these changes be made? If so, (2) should they be implemented via tag creation/synonymization, or can a mod just silently rename the tags?


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  1. Yes
  2. This can be done with the mod synonymification tool - no need to go through the whole process of proposing a suggestion when it's such an obvious correspondence.

I'll leave this for a day or so just in case anyone does have comments, and then make the changes.

mmm, synonymification :-)

  • $\begingroup$ I created the above 5 synonyms, and changed all stellar-winds posts to singular case. $\endgroup$
    – Qmechanic Mod
    Aug 1, 2013 at 19:43
  • $\begingroup$ OK, thanks. (I was just about to do it myself.) $\endgroup$
    – David Z
    Aug 1, 2013 at 21:03

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