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Now, I understand there is a tag about Mountains, but people use the Himalayas as an example a lot, and people ask about the Indian-Eurasian plate collision every once in a while. I'm taking the Community's Advice if there should be a tag called "The-Himalayas".

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note: There is already a tag that uses 8 posts.

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  • $\begingroup$ When recommending something or asking if something is needed, it's very helpful to include examples, so I've added a few as a start. Welcome to edit or add more. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Commented May 22, 2021 at 2:58

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Doing a quick search on other tags on the site, it seems that "place" tags are pretty sparse. I see tags being used for bodies of water like oceans, and I see some land masses like continents and "greenland". If we introduce a tag for the Himalayas, it would seem that many places could also be added (e.g. Sahara, Hawaii, Australia, Africa, Andes, Alps, etc.), so it could potentially be a slippery slope. Personally I don't have a problem with adding more tags, but many users think they should be cleaned up. I think adding the Himalayas would be fine. We just have to be sure we are adding geographic places, not political places. For instance, Mediterranean is a current tag, but "Germany" was deleted. I agree with this idea and think we should delete tags like "California" but keep tags like "Greenland". Here is a post that discusses this more: Should we clean up the tags on this site?

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 This seems like a well-reasoned summary; Himalayas (might be) fine but caution should be exercised and political places avoided as site policy per the linked meta. Also folks please remember to up (down) vote on meta posts so that good (bad) ideas can be taken (not taken) as a community viewpoint. For example, so far I'm the only person to actually up vote getting rid of political place names! $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Commented May 25, 2021 at 21:32
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    $\begingroup$ note: There is already a tibetan-plateau tag that uses 8 posts. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Commented May 25, 2021 at 21:35
  • $\begingroup$ Germany is a political Region/state but the Himalayas is a geographical region, Tibetan-plateau is a larger area INCLUDING the Himalayas, but people often refer to the Himalayas as an example. $\endgroup$
    – Tardy
    Commented May 26, 2021 at 21:20

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