There are two tags on my radar today: and

digital-signature is obvious and clearly defined (though, it still needs a description).

It's signature that is ambiguous. Almost all questions under that tag use it as a synonym for digital-signature. There are only a handful of questions that do not have to do with digital signatures (only some examples included):

Questions about signatures at the end of emails

There is already a tag for this type of use:

Questions about handwritten signatures in PDF documents

Such questions are rare, and I don't see anyone on SuperUser being an expert in "physical signatures", so I think the tag is unnecessary.

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    There are only 61 questions tagged with signature. I have no problems manually going through them one by one, re-tagging them as needed, but I wanted to double check first, and I'd still need someone to modify the tag as my reputation is lower on SuperUser than on other StackExchange sites.
    – IQAndreas
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 20:30

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Maybe. There has been no community consensus as of this revision of this answer; thus there should not have been any mass-retagging (not yet, anyway).

That said, there are currently 4 questions tagged (down from 60). They are as follows:

Two about using handwritten signatures in digital documents:

One about using a static image (an “image signature”) as a form of signature analoguous to a handwritten signature:

One about the on-filesystem location of signature-related configuration for Microsoft Outlook:

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    "Yes. It should, and I'm on it.". You don't get to decide by yourself to do a mass tag update. "If positive consensus is established, the request will be marked status-planned and the request will show up in the list of approved requests. The tag cleanup may then begin." from meta.superuser.com/tags/tag-cleanup-request/info. It's a community decision and has to be then approved by a moderator
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 9:46
  • @DavidPostill My apologies. That…makes a lot of sense, actually. This is the first I've heard of the process for that, though, and I have done this once in the past, hence my decision to take it up myself. Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 9:51
  • That was on Stack Overflow not Super User, but I expect they have a similar process ...
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 9:53
  • @DavidPostill I would expect that the processes would be (very nearly) the same for each site (except maybe differences between very large sites and the others, or public and private-beta sites). Else you just confuse everyone who doesn't keep to just one site… Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 9:55
  • Erm. That's what I said ;)
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 9:56
  • @BlacklightShining - Your edits were rejected by the network for the reasons David explained. Wait until the community decides we want to do this.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 12:50

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