This question has a whopping five tags denoting it as a Star Trek question. Are they really necessary? Can't the question just be labeled and be done with it? Or am I missing some reason that the question needs to be denoted as , , , , and ? Can we do away with some of these tags so that we can add, for example, ?

Just wondering if there is a protocol I'm missing before I go mess everything up.

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I agree, so I've retagged it with just and . It has to do with all of Star Trek; it's not specific to any of the sub-tags, so I don't think it needs any of them. And it certainly does need time-travel.


When I ask a question about a specific series of Star Trek, I use that series tag. But if my question is related to multiple series, or the universe at large, I use just the star-trek tag.


That's quite a dilly of a pickle. It is a time travel question, but it's a question that also covers all of the iterations of Star Trek. I'd say leave it as is. Either we need a feature request for more tags on a question, or we need some way to create tag hierarchies, so we could have each Star Trek show have their own tag, that also acts as a generic Star Trek tag.

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    You can use [tag:star-trek*] to get questions about any of the tags that match, whether searching or for an RSS feed (perhaps also the 'favourites', but I haven't tried that). I would have no idea that this was possible if I hadn't seen a comment about it from @Gilles. I think it's reasonable to say that it's not particularly discoverable.
    – Tony Meyer
    Dec 16, 2011 at 10:13
  • That seems to work also for favorite tags. I can't find any questions that have a star trek show tag without also having the generic star trek tag to confirm it works for the show tags.
    – user1027
    Dec 16, 2011 at 15:20

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