There are over 400 questions with tag on SE: MP&T, these are about the music programming language LilyPond.
However, at least 20 of theses questions* are really about Scheme.

Scheme is used by LilyPond (and in some lilypond files explicitly), but it is ~basically~ a different programming language.

Would it be worthwhile to introduce a new tag for these questions? (.e. or similar)
Or, are there some reasons that this would not a good idea?

I am assuming that these questions are on-topic, but this is perhaps debatable. I'm thinking that this is a valid assumption though, because question on LilyPond are on-topic and LilyPond uses Scheme.

If this tag is created, it should probably always be used in conjunction with the LilyPond tag, because questions about Scheme that aren't also about LilyPond aren't going to be on-topic in SE: MP&T, (whereas they would be on-topic on Stack Overflow).

* Many more answers are scheme based, but I'm specifically talking about questions here.
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    I'd be interested in a new tag, however scheme is very generic maybe scheme-lang instead? Like I can see someone trying to use scheme as rhyme scheme
    – Dom Mod
    Sep 7, 2022 at 15:42
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    @Dom We've gotten enough questions that a new tag makes sense to me. To the best of my memory, all of them relate to LilyPond, so lily-scheme?
    – Aaron
    Sep 7, 2022 at 23:26
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    It occurs to me to wonder whether we should have a scheme for questions about tags.
    – Aaron
    Sep 9, 2022 at 21:11
  • @Aaron That would be a meta issue. Sep 9, 2022 at 22:55
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    I guess we need a meta scheme-tagging scheme.
    – Aaron
    Sep 10, 2022 at 2:03

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Okay, so I am going to take +4 votes as a resounding consensus; it's agreed that a tag should be created for scheme questions.

The new tag will be :

  • this is better than the generic might be,
  • and it is explicit that the tag is for LilyPond related Scheme questions.

I'll start applying the tag, so prepare yourselves for a drip feed of scheme questions; 2 per day for a couple of weeks should do it.

I've preposed tag info, but as I really don't know much about scheme — it's just a couple of quotes from reputable sources. Someone who knows scheme can improve on it.

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