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I suggest adopting the following system for handling tags that could be made synonyms. The system has worked well on Cross Validated: see here.


Please post your tag synonym suggestions as new answers in this thread, one answer per suggestion. Upvote answers where you believe that the suggested tags should be made synonyms, and downvote answers where you believe the tags should remain separate. Well upvoted suggestions will be eventually implemented by the moderators (and then the corresponding answers will be deleted).

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(39) $\leftarrow$ (65). Overlapping: 7.

  • I wonder if there is distinction between the two terms.
    Maintaning both tags may be confusing.
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  • $\begingroup$ There's "volatility skew" (smile, frown:) and there's skewness (of kurtosis) of a (non-gaussian) distribution... $\endgroup$ Feb 10 '21 at 21:02
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    $\begingroup$ @DimitriVulis, thanks! As a statistician, I only thought of skewness. Perhaps skew should be turned into volatility-skew to avoid ambiguity? $\endgroup$ Feb 11 '21 at 6:54
  • $\begingroup$ yes I agree this would be a good idea, because the current tags can get ambigious and confusing. $\endgroup$ Feb 11 '21 at 14:59
  • $\begingroup$ @DimitriVulis, the question is, how can this be done? I do not remember an easy way to edit tag names. Perhaps you do? $\endgroup$ Feb 11 '21 at 15:05
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    $\begingroup$ I don't know either. I do see from the link in your question that of the 10 newest questions tagged "skew", 3 are about distribution skew (also tagged "skewness") and 7 are about vol skew. Perhaps the moderators know how to rename a tag? $\endgroup$ Feb 11 '21 at 15:15

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