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It took longer than I expected, but the first tag spelling optimization as optimisation has been introduced.

I know this is an american-english versus british-english debate.

However, google gives about 10x as many results for optimization than optimisation, and I think tags should generally use the more common option.

Opinions?

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    $\begingroup$ SE veterans: Is there a system-wide preference as to standardizing to American vs. British English vs. letting everyone use whichever idiom they prefer? $\endgroup$ – LarrySnyder610 May 31 '19 at 19:32
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    $\begingroup$ there are discussions on various stackexchanges, e.g. here, and here $\endgroup$ – Michael Feldmeier May 31 '19 at 19:40
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    $\begingroup$ Seems the general consensus on those two threads is, use US English for tags, use whatever you like for everything else. $\endgroup$ – LarrySnyder610 May 31 '19 at 19:44
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By convention tags should be in American spelling. So is default, but you can add the synonym

See this page on the main Meta.SE: What should the standard spelling be - British or US?

I quote (by Shog9):

Does SOFU have an accepted standard on language and spelling? Which is it?

For bodies, no. For tags, US-English.

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I'd vote to follow Google and the consensus elsewhere (i.e., US for tags; free-for-all elsewhere).

An open question is queueing vs. queuing though :) Perhaps we can let the first asker decide.

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    $\begingroup$ I think queueing :) $\endgroup$ – independentvariable May 31 '19 at 21:37
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    $\begingroup$ Queuing all the way! $\endgroup$ – LarrySnyder610 May 31 '19 at 22:14
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If I am not wrong, in the UK (also Australia afaik) OR is called Operational Research. So I guess if the community is named as Operations Research, we should follow American English, right?

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