We currently have 18 questions tagged [water]. Going through these, I fail to see the value of the tag. No-one is following the tag and I would be surprised if we had any "water experts" within the context of SF & Fantasy.

This tag is irrelevant and may lead to other similarly irrelevant tags being added. Therefore, I propose to burn .

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    Yes yes yes \o/ Nov 6, 2018 at 13:00
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    I like to consider myself an expert on water, being more than 60% it myself.
    – Valorum
    Nov 6, 2018 at 13:21
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    SQB used a Fire move against a Water type. It's not very effective...
    – Jenayah
    Nov 6, 2018 at 13:50
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    @Jenayah I'd argue that it's very effective, with +8/-0.
    – SQB
    Nov 6, 2018 at 16:04
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    Ah yes, making water burn, a very Scifi-y concept.
    – Mr Lister
    Nov 6, 2018 at 17:28
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    Nice tag wiki. "Water is a colourless, transparent, odourless, liquid comprised primarily of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom." Nov 6, 2018 at 18:44
  • @MrLister Water won't burn in a fluorine environment? (I'm not arguing the point, haven't had a chemistry class since 11th grade.)
    – user14111
    Nov 7, 2018 at 3:21
  • It will produce strong acid, oxygen gas, and ozone, the latter of which can feed fires. It may produce an explosive precipate. But it won't burn.
    – Adamant
    Nov 7, 2018 at 6:50
  • Iirc, in a pure oxygen atmosphere, even things that are soaking wet will burn. But I don't know if the water itself burns. Given what a stable molecule H2O is, I rather doubt it.
    – Mike Stone
    Nov 7, 2018 at 10:30
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    @MikeStone chlorine trifluoride. "It is also hypergolic with such things as cloth, wood, and test engineers, not to mention asbestos, sand, and water-with which it reacts explosively."
    – SQB
    Nov 7, 2018 at 10:45
  • @zabeus That's better than most tag wikis... Nov 7, 2018 at 14:34
  • @SQB Your link says that "Ignition" is out of print, but if you're interested (and it's a great read) you can find it here
    – DavidW
    Nov 19, 2018 at 16:12
  • @DavidW thank you.
    – SQB
    Nov 19, 2018 at 16:13

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I think the tag should indeed be deleted. Mainly agreeing with what you have stated in your question. "Water" does not add any value as tag, even to a story-id question. Likewise we do not and should not have tags like "air, fire, dirt" they add no relevance to science fiction or fantasy elements in helping define a question.


Long ago, the four tags lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the BurniNation attacked.

Only the mods, masters of all tags, could fix them. And when SFF needed them most, they didn't vanish.

A couple of days passed, and my fellow users and I bought up the tag mess, with the tag. And although the mods' -burninating skills are great, they have a lot to learn before they can save .

But I believe, that mods can save SFF.

Joke aside, while we're on burnination we really don't need ...

  • And yes I know we don't have [air] and [fire] but after reading Skooba's answer I couldn't resist to make the joke. :p
    – Jenayah
    Nov 7, 2018 at 18:39
  • earth has been sent hurtling towards the sun and has burnt up.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Nov 8, 2018 at 10:12

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