How should things relating to Earth's moon, "Luna"/"The Moon" be tagged. The usual way of distinguishing between our moon and moons in general is to capitalise the word when referring to Earth's moon. Upper-case is not available for tagging. Also, in speech and braile, where case distinction is also absent, longer phrases are used, which we cannot do with tagging either.

  • $\begingroup$ This has been completed mostly according to Pearson's answer, with the exception that the "luna" tag is now used for the Soviet programme by that name. $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage Mod
    Commented Aug 12, 2019 at 17:16

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for Earth's moon. Synonyms , , etc.

for moons in general. Synonyms , etc.

is ambiguous, is there any way to trigger a note "please use or depending on what you want"?

  • $\begingroup$ This is a great answer. As for the last part of it, if we use moons (plural), I think it's suggestive enough it's not luna. ;) $\endgroup$
    – TildalWave
    Commented Jul 30, 2013 at 17:16

I would say should be set for Earth's moon. If we do that, and ban the use of the tag , then a user will be forced to choose between the two. Give an adequate tagwiki, and the problem should be trivial.

Furthermore, there are a few related changes that should be made:

  • $\begingroup$ Should we instead synonimize [the-moon] with [luna]? It would be more useful that way. $\endgroup$
    – user12
    Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 17:40
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    $\begingroup$ Luna is a fairly rare way to refer to the moon. If you use the word the in front of The Moon, it means Earth's Moon, in any context I've ever seen. $\endgroup$
    – PearsonArtPhoto Mod
    Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 18:21

My preference would be to follow in Wikipedia's footsteps:

for topics relating to the Moon

for all other moons

  • $\begingroup$ While I see your reasoning, Wikipedia has a different audience for moon related search results. The majority of visitors to Wikipedia likely do not realize that moon is a generic term. The majority of the visitors here could be expected to name a dozen moons in our solar system. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 20, 2013 at 1:10

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