Should be retired? 's guidance is inconsistent with its use; it says that it should be on question about animation techniques, but forty-five of the forty-six questions on it are mistagged according to that (they use it as a media tag for story identification.)

Effectively, this makes a media tag. So what should we do with it? I don't see why we should separate , a tag for animated television of unknown style, from , a potential tag for any sort of animation of unknown style, when we could just combine the two and add another tag, such as or , to show what format it was. What are the community's thoughts?

Note: this is an attempt at a better version of this self-deleted question I wrote.

  • What's bad about this question? Mar 24, 2019 at 2:10
  • On meta, votes work differently. Downvotes signal disagreement, not that a question is bad. (I did not downvote, but I could understand why someone might disagree with this question's premise).
    – Kevin
    Mar 29, 2019 at 4:01
  • @Kevin what is wrong with the premise? (I don't understand, not saying my ideas are necessarily any good) Mar 29, 2019 at 4:38

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Very late, but 's description now is:

Use this tag on story-identification questions about works in unknown styles of animation in conjunction with another media tag such as [movie] or [short-film] when [animated-series] wouldn't make sense. Use [anime] or [cartoon] if the style of animation is known.

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