I noticed while scrolling through the list of existing tags that
weight-gain all exist as separate tags, as do
medications; and so on.
We're still a beta site, so I can understand how easy tag creation would result in all these duplicate tags, but in a field like health where so many people have such specific specialties, duplicate tags make it hard for the right questions to reach the right people. As, say, a psychiatrist, I'd need to know to look for questions with the tags
mental-health, which isn't too bad. A weight loss specialist on the other hand, as shown above, would be in for a surprise.
What can we do about this, and to what degree should we be stepping in?
Note: I was choosing tags for this post, and noticed
tags all as separate tags, so I did the only sensible thing and went with them all.