There was a request to add the tag "academic" with this explanation:

Questions related specifically to the process of Chinese language studying, e.g. in a school or university.

"academic" sounds quite well, uhm, academic to me, while is not necessarily the case for questions related to studying in a school.

Maybe we should add "Learning Chinese" and "Language school" as tags instead?

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I agree. Academic (in the context of a Stack that has already distanced itself from the "What does XX mean? How do you say XX?" questions) signifies a higher level discussion of linguistics. If this Stack intends to entertain that type of question, using "academic" to signify the question is arising from a study course or textbook will ultimately be confusing. –  tao Sep 8 '12 at 11:49
    
I think such a tag would be useful, but not in the originally intended way. For instance, if you require answers with some kind of scholarly/academic backing, this tag could be used to signify that merely stating "I think..." or "According to my own experience...". I'm not sure if there is a demand for a tag like this, because this kind of requirement could be included in the question ("I'm looking for academic articles/books relating to...). –  Olle Linge Sep 20 '12 at 13:56
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This was me who has added an excerpt.
The tag was pretty old; the 1st Q appeared on Dec,23 last year.

In fact, the excerpt just reflected the actual common point of the existing questions.

If you think there's a better content/wording, please don't hesitate to raise a discussion and/or just edit the tag wiki. There are not that many Q's, so it's easy to re-tag them.

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That's weird. I got as request to review this tag this week (I'm new to the reviewing mechanism but I assumed it was a new tag). –  BertR Sep 7 '12 at 13:41
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