Currently, the tag is for questions. However, this may be slightly confusing, as there are a lot of 'Federation's in Scifi[citation-needed].

As Rand al'Thor♦ said in chat:

Also, should we rename it to ? There are plenty of other Federations in sci-fi.

Should we go ahead and rename it?

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    It's technically the-united-federation-of-planets which i believe is well-known, clear and fits in the character limit?
    – user31178
    Feb 20 '17 at 18:49
  • @CreationEdge - nope, too long.
    – Mithical
    Feb 20 '17 at 18:52
  • For some reason I was thinking 30 characters, which is still only long enough if you remove "the".
    – user31178
    Feb 20 '17 at 19:49


For the reasons mentioned.


This answer was based on the 25-character limit for tags, which is now invalid. I instead support united-federation-of-planets as given in Kevin's answer.


That was the name of an actual work that was going to be developed, and the name might eventually be used again.

It's a quibble, but I'd go with , if Star Trek is necessary to have in the tag name, otherwise just .

There might be many federations throughout SFF, but The Federation is still generally understood as The United Federation of Planets, and a quick peek at the tag wiki excerpt should end all confusion.

It's not in our convention to stick the source universe title into the name of child tags. See: or .

We have an exception with , but in my opinion that'd be better tagged as or .

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    We have lots of tags with the source universe title stuck in, especially in ST. There's star-trek-q and star-trek-uniforms and star-trek-emh as well as star-trek-data.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Feb 20 '17 at 23:24
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    @Randal'Thor Yeah, ST is the exception here, not really the norm. I'm really smh that some of those tags even exist, so I don't think there's any justification using them as an example of good naming conventions.
    – user31178
    Feb 20 '17 at 23:34
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    What about [ufp] or [star-trek-ufp]? Maybe throw in a synonym?
    – Kevin
    Feb 24 '17 at 6:55
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    I would say "the-force" is a poor example, given that "The Force" only exists within the Star Wars franchise. The term "federation" is much more common. I wouldn't lose much sleep over a show title that didn't even make it past the proposal phase, let alone a script, filming, or release.
    – Omegacron
    Mar 2 '17 at 8:34
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    Or: star-trek-the-federation. Not anything special, but another choice. Mar 2 '17 at 11:25
  • @can-ned_food - maybe post that as an answer?
    – Mithical
    Mar 7 '17 at 11:53
  • There are many federations in sci-fi but I bet there's only one "united federation". (What's the difference between a "federation" and a "united federation", anyway?)
    – user14111
    Aug 22 '17 at 5:55

Call it , with synonyms , , and (the latter for people who don't enjoy typing). Optionally stick a the- in front, if you want it to sound fancy.

We (now) have thirty-five characters to play with. Let's be explicit.

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