In the spirit of tag cleanup, we should decide on a convention for tagging various diets.

Currently we use the following suffix's




No suffix

It seems to me that the *ism suffix is the most widely applicable, as it can encoumpas diet, ethics, and more. Suitably, and have both been made synonyms of . has been blacklisted however, which I suspect has put and into usage.

I think we should:

  1. Standardize around the *ism convention for all sub diets.
  2. Blacklist and under the same logic as .
  3. Encourage combining *isms with other general tags such as , and rather than create more unique tags like
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    Why blacklist ovo-lacto? And I'd synonymize [vegetarian-diet] with [diet] (not exact, but probably good enough. the latter is a superset)
    – Riker
    Mar 9, 2017 at 1:46
  • @Riker My thought was that vegetarianism is generally synonymous with ovo-lacto vegetarianism.
    – nloewen
    Mar 9, 2017 at 1:49
  • Hm, I see what you mean. I don't blacklisting it would be a good idea, but I'd be in favor of that if it becomes a problem.
    – Riker
    Mar 9, 2017 at 1:55
  • @nloewen - The largest oldest Veg population on the planet will disagree with that hugely - Your viewpoint & knowledge is limited and biased towards the western/ American experience.
    – Alex S
    Jul 26, 2017 at 13:22
  • @Riker - Is this SE site going to be biased against ancient Veg viewpoints?
    – Alex S
    Jul 26, 2017 at 13:25
  • @AlexS not necessarily. However, ancient history doesn't really matter as much as current definitions IMO. I think that it's definitely not going to be as popular of a topic as modern veg*nism, but that's okay, and there's not really anything we can do to enforce that. ('that' being 'ancient veg*nism being the main focus of the site'). Honestly, 90% of people on this site aren't going to really care about ancient history I think.
    – Riker
    Jul 26, 2017 at 14:56

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Over the last year I've consolidated a lot of these. Now we have mainly -ism:

There are still a few -diet tags though for cases where no -ism word exists.

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