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> I use the "First Edition *" for, say, the First Edition of a book in a country other than where it was first published.

> I was unable to locate the poll you mentioned, or any comments to respond to. Perhaps you could give me further guidance.

I thought you must be using the asterisked form for a special meaning, which is why I wrote to you.

The poll isn't very obvious, but is you click on the blue link first edition * in my previous message, it takes you to the tag page for your tag, and there it says near the top
"Tag used 39 times by 1 users.
There are open combination/separation votes for this tag"
and that second line "There are ..." is a link which takes you to the bottom of the page (which you can also reach by scrolling) and the last thing on the far right at the bottom is the poll: when I look at it, it says at the moment
"Proposed combinations
Edward has proposed combining this tag and the tag first edition.
Vote: Yes | No | Undecided Current tally: Yes 19, No 1, Undecided 1 You voted: No (Cancel)".
You can vote there by clicking on Yes or No or Undecided. Assuming you want No, we are seriously outvoted at the moment, so you have two options: try to rally support by posting in the Combiners group (and if you don't want to do that yourself, let me know and I'll do it), or change your tag to something more obvious, like ""First Edition (not original country)", which is easy to do using the edit option in the entry for the tag in your tag page, which you can reach using the "see all tags" link in your profile.

Don't worry that your tagging might be causing problems for others: it isn't. The thing is, that tag combining has been disabled for well over a year and it has now come back in a new form including this voting for combinations, and at the moment there's a lot of activity involving combining (or not) things that look as though they are the same. If the vote goes against you here, your tags "first edition *" and "first edition" will be treated as synonymous; you are the only person that matters to.

Regards, Jim
Hi. There's a proposal to combine the tag first edition *, which only you use, with first edition, which you use too. If you don't want it to happen, you can vote against it on the tag page, and if it looks like you will be outvoted and you care, you could go to the Combiners group and argue against it.
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