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Yes, is a bit more specific than , but it's mostly identical.

Consider also that was blacklisted, as 90% of the questions on this site are about vegetarianism, or at least can the questions can be applied to vegetarians.

has 5 questions tagged right now, and no wiki.

has 44 questions, and the wiki excerpt is:

A particular/habitual eating pattern, for example, "I'm following a raw vegan diet". This is a very general tag: please consider using more specific tags if possible.

What do you all think? I'm personally in favor of synonymizing them, but I'd like more opinions.

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Half (22) of the questions tagged with are also tagged with . This seems to indicate a pattern of tagging diet related questions with both and the relevant dietary restrictions.

2 of the 4 questions tagged with mention dairy or eggs. Perhaps instead of creating a synonym, we should retag the questions as both and .

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    Yeah this. I think we should nuke the [vegetarian-diet] tag - it makes no sense as a synonym of [diet] because people are trying to use it to mean vegetarian-not-vegan. Synonymising it to [ovo-lacto] would make more sense!
    – Zanna Mod
    May 11 '17 at 6:02
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Keep and burninate

It seems that the original usage of [diet] on this site was to pair it with other tags, so that questions would end up being tagged with [vegan][diet] or [vegetarian][diet] or similar. However, that goes against one of the first directives about good tagging which is that tags should be able to stand alone on a question.

Each tag should stand on its own: if a tag only makes sense when used in a group with other tags, something is wrong. For example, tagging a question as [visual] [studio] (two tags) is wrong.

I think we should aim to use tags that describe specific diet patterns wherever possible, and that's what I've written on the tag wiki for [diet]. The diet tag itself is just too ambiguous.

However, I have noticed there are quite a few questions that ask about vegetarian diet patterns without specifying a particular set of restrictions, and I think that [vegetarian-diet] works very well in those cases.

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