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Please blacklist the [garden] tag as intrinsic

Done. I marked it as an "intrinsic" tag - that is, a tag that is considered to apply to every question asked here. As such, it cannot be used here but won't block migrations from other sites.
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What to do with the [diesease] tag?

I think it should be deleted and the 3 questions edited with the correct tag.
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How should an editor handle adding a tag after an identification has been made?

In my opinion, new users (so easy to search) are more important than history, so I would include tags, so we can check easier related questions. Already now with edits, some answer and comments seems ...
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Please blacklist the [plant] tag

This is done! Also blacklisted plants to prevent that from being the go-to replacement option. Thanks Shog!
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Should we blacklist the [garden] tag?

I agree that is has no meaning in terms of helping people find something. Please remove.
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Is the tag for Pots a synonym of the tag for Containers?

Because all pots are containers, but not all containers are pots, I tend to agree. The tag for pots should be a synonym for the tag containers.
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What is the plant tag used for?

As you stated, a very high percentage of questions could be tagged with plant. The tag is far too general to be useful and should be burninated. Perhaps even blacklisted. As it is, practically all ...
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Should the bulb tag be eliminated, or at least be made a synonym of bulbs?

I'd be in favor of making it a synonym of bulbs. Our tag synonyms page has plenty of other examples where the singular and plural forms of a word are synonyms, so doing this would match existing ...
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Is there a difference between a shrub and a bush

I agree J.Musser! Shrub is the same as bush only more...professional...sort of like soil and dirt! Soil is professional and dirt is dumb! Grins
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This post refuses the [seed-starting] tag

The seed-starting tag is a synonym for germination (along with germinating), so if you try to use it, the system will remap it to germination automatically. If you click through the seed-starting ...
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Merge tag Pest with Pests

Thanks for pointing that out. I've merged the tags (since they mean exactly the same thing), which automatically creates a synonym so any future attempts to use pest will get the pests instead.
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Should [figs] and [ficus] tags be merged?

Ficus is the genus name. The questions tagged Figs are aimed at Ficus carica, the edible species of fig. We would loose context by merging the two although I am not in favour of species tags as if ...
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Would a tag for "How to" be useful to attract new users?

Each tag needs to cover a specific topic, just like they do now. Tags including 'how-to' would just confuse things and only minimally boost our prominence. And I do see our material quite often in ...
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Italicization in tag wiki excerpts - removal of unrendered asterisks (*)

I review all edits every morning, bring 'em on!
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Italicization in tag wiki excerpts - removal of unrendered asterisks (*)

As you say, these asterisks and similar markdown codes are not handled in tag wiki excerpts. This is fine, there is no reason for them to be. Their existence in a tag wiki excerpt clouds rather than ...
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tag merge or redirect

I agree that it's not a good tag, and given my druthers I'd just remove it altogether. Twenty-four hours after the last usage of a tag is removed from a questions, it will no longer be suggested when ...
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What's up with the frugal tag?

I think the frugal tag can be removed. This word is a little uncommon in the English language and it's meaning is not likely to be clear to a lot of users. From Merriam Webster : careful about ...
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What's up with the frugal tag?

I left a comment a while ago, but decided to expand it into an answer. I agree with those who think the frugal tag's unnecessary. In addition to what's been said: My examination of the existing ...
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What's up with the frugal tag?

I like the frugal tag. But then I hate spending money on my garden. Just this week I have been trying to rig up some kind of home watering system without spending money on an overpriced kit. So it'...
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Is there a difference between a shrub and a bush

I've removed bush from the questions, it is unnecessary. It will disappear shortly.
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Location is vital to most gardening questions, should location be a tag?

I concur with bstpierre that location doesn't normally give enough information in and of itself; however, I personally think adding the location provides additional helpful information, and is ...
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Disambiguation of [cloning] and [propagation] tags

I looked up the definitions and cloning appears to be a subset of propagation. Cloning : producing individuals with identical or virtually identical DNA, either naturally or artificially. Propagation :...
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What is the difference between [trimming] and [pruning]?

Trimming and pruning are different actions. Put crudely, you trim with one of these You prune with one of these Trimming is the action of keeping a plant in a desired shape and removing excess, ...
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Should [botany] and [botanics] tags be merged?

The word botanics seems to be used in different contexts. as a synonym for Botany, the study of plants. The Free Dictionary The singular word, botanic, is considered an adjective of botany by ...
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Why can't I add a tag without editing the question?

This rule is in place so that newer users who don't have much rep (who usually don't know the site well) can't just edit all they want. You get full editing privileges at 1,000 reputation, so only ...
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Do we need to specify what identification is being requested using tags?

There is no longer a plants tag. I edited it out from all the questions it was on, and it has since disappeared.
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What is the plant tag used for?

There is no longer a plant tag. I edited it out from all the questions it was on, and it has since disappeared. See Do we need to specify what identification is being requested using tags? It wasn't ...
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What is the plant tag used for?

It's usually used by newer users in identification questions, to clarify what's being identified. New users also don't necessarily know how to properly use tags, so they often use it where a more ...
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Do we need the low-light tag?

Agreed. I went through and re-tagged both, that should get rid of it shortly.
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Is the natives tag useful

In the case of a singleton that isn't particularly useful (this one isn't) you have two options: remove it with an edit let it age away naturally If the question has other issues, you can edit it an ...
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