The tag seems a bit tautologous. I suppose the idea is 'geothermal energy for heating'. But it's not a super-popular tag (only 15 uses), and some questions (e.g. yesterday's Is there a correlation between hot springs and earthquakes?) are about geothermal but not about heating. I added the tag to that question, but it doesn't seem quite right; a more general tag would be better.

No idea what the process is for changing a tag name, but thought I'd start here. Cheers!

  • $\begingroup$ Sounds fair enough too $\endgroup$
    – user889
    Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 18:37
  • $\begingroup$ Is there something "geothermal" that doesn't involve heat? You know, the therm part? Like, I see "geothermal" and "geothermal-heat" as the exact same... $\endgroup$
    – corsiKa
    Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 19:41

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I agree that geothermal-heat tag doesn't really apply to the question referenced, but this site only has one tag relating to geothermal as a subject.

I think a general geothermal tag is required. Concerning the geothermal-heat tag either keep it as it is or change it to geothermal-energy. Also, would the following tags be useful:

  • geothermal
  • geothermal-heat or geothermal-energy
  • geothermal-steam
  • geothermal-hot-water
  • geothermal-minerals
  • geothermal-vent
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    $\begingroup$ I suspect only 1 tag is needed right now, but if not then I like the idea of changing geothermal-heat to geothermal-energy. I'm not sure a lot of new tags are warranted, given how few questions there are today. $\endgroup$
    – kwinkunks
    Commented Mar 14, 2015 at 11:46

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