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We use the term "Jacksonverse" to describe the liberties Peter Jackson took with the Hobbit . Since so many Tolkien questions on this site turn on the differences between the books and the movies, I think having a "" or "" tag would help organize them better.

(.....aaaaand IMO should be used instead of for such questions, because they're about material Tolkien never wrote or saw. But that's just a matter of preference; simply having the tag is more important.)

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    I like this idea, but actually implementing it would require another big tag editing event. Also, note that we do already have a movie tag, which is often used on film-specific tolkiens-legendarium questions. – Rand al'Thor Jul 13 '17 at 0:41
  • I agree with @Rand. Just use the 'movie' tag to differentiate. The 'Jacksonverse' is not its own universe, rather it's a subset of the 'Tolkienverse'. – Möoz Jul 13 '17 at 3:50
  • @Randal'Thor, then someone can become an expert in movies and I thought that you thought that was wrong? – Edlothiad Jul 13 '17 at 7:06
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    @Edlothiad Nothing wrong with someone being an expert in the LotR movies (well, except that they're dreadful betrayals of a great work of literature, but they're still a thing that people can be experts in, just like any other book or film). – Rand al'Thor Jul 13 '17 at 7:08
  • Yes but then you'd be an expert in movies in general, unless we had a lotr specific movie tag. – Edlothiad Jul 13 '17 at 7:10
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    There's been a lot of effort put into stopping me having a gold tag in 'movies' :-) – Valorum Jul 13 '17 at 9:39
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    Possible duplicate of Tolkien tags - the way forward – Edlothiad Jul 14 '17 at 0:13
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In theory, distinguishing the Jackson Hobbit and LOTR movies from other parts of the "legendarium" is a fine and noble ambition.

In practice, however I see a number of key difficulties.

1) The sheer scale of what you're proposing. With hundreds of questions about the films, a concerted effort to make this change would disfigure the front page for weeks. The alternative would be to do it in one go which would be massively disruptive.

2) A lack of clarity. Often askers want to know about things that happened in the films and the books. It's not often that clear what their original intention was, and hence tagging their questions isn't going to be as easy as you might think.


Yes, this is a good (or at least acceptable) idea but we should wait until there's momentum for another "big tag event" before we actually do anything about it.

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    @JasonBaker, our expert in Tolkien tags. has stated the use of the three tags fellowship-of-the-ring the-two-towers and return-og-the-king as movie tags, to distinguish them for the books. The same goes for an-unexpected-party, desolation-of-smaug and battle-of-the-five-armies – Edlothiad Jul 13 '17 at 23:36
  • @Edlothiad - I stand ready to do naff all about it. – Valorum Jul 13 '17 at 23:37
  • All about the movie tags? Or tags in general – Edlothiad Jul 13 '17 at 23:55
  • @Edlothiad - Both really. I persuaded myself to do something about some of the Star Trek tags last month, but mostly because it was annoying me personally. – Valorum Jul 14 '17 at 0:00
  • I think a consensus needs to be made about the tolkien tags. And if this isn't the meta than I will ask another one. I'm debating an answer on this meta about said tags to get a consensus. – Edlothiad Jul 14 '17 at 0:04
  • @Edlothiad - As far as I'm concerned, you're welcome to retag them gradually. You're also welcome to retag any new ones. I suspect that the outcome of this meta will be that you're not welcome to retag them all in one go. – Valorum Jul 14 '17 at 0:06
  • I understand that. I want a consensus on how to use them to fix previous ones and future ones. Screw it I'm going to answer. – Edlothiad Jul 14 '17 at 0:08

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