I recently became aware of the fact that we have these overlapping tags:

The (211 questions) covers complex analysis as well as all aspects of complex numbers. The (37 questions) seems self-explanatory to me; about half are also tagged as well.

Shouldn't these be synonyms? If so, would the main tag be , it being more general?

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    I hesitated merging these two when I first encountered them, but now that I think about it, it could work if complex analysis questions were tagged with both complex and calculus-and-analysis. Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 12:41
  • I like @Guesswhoitis. suggestion as it defines the questions as being part of a larger system, not solely a "complex" issue.
    – rcollyer
    Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 12:50
  • @Guess That sounds good to me too. Would you post that as an answer so that it can be voted for and possibly accepted?
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 17:32
  • BTW: if you finish the en masse retag, please ping me or any of the other mods so we can merge and synonymize. Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 13:47
  • @Guesswhoitis. Done. Synonymize away. :)
    – Michael E2
    Commented Aug 11, 2015 at 23:46

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As requested:

If indeed we decide to merge and , we should first make sure that the appropriate questions have already been tagged with both and . This might take a while. I would suggest volunteer retaggers to do it gradually over the course of a few days so as not to overwhelm the front page.

  • I like this idea, too. +1. I assume I should wait until there is a consensus-quorum to accept -- that's really a question, I guess. I don't quite know the protocol.
    – Michael E2
    Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 20:49
  • Does this constitute a consensus yet?
    – Michael E2
    Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 12:38
  • I think so; nobody seems to be vehemently objecting. Retag away! :) Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 12:39
  • Salamat! Thanks! (needed 15 chars)
    – Michael E2
    Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 12:49

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