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I recently asked a question about who Nolan North voiced in an episode of Rick and Morty. I made the tag.

I know that author tags are frowned upon (because they are misused a ton), so is this tag any different? Should I get rid of it?

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    There is no need for actor tags, they're largely pointless. – Edlothiad May 13 at 8:42
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We've never used actor tags before, so there's no precedent for this.

Also, there's really no need for actor tags. Author tags might sometimes be useful, because authors define the style and subgenre of the writing - people might be interested in looking at all questions about all stories by a particular author. But actors usually don't contribute much to the story - they help bring it to life, they might give it a touch of their own personal flair, but people are unlikely to want to search for a list of all questions about all films that a particular actor has starred in.

TL;DR: let's get rid of this tag.

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    Let's get rid of those as well then. There's probably a couple more actor tags out there, but these two are the ones I know – Jenayah May 13 at 8:54
  • "people are unlikely to want to search for a list of all questions about all films that a particular actor has starred in" - On IMDB 'Actor tags' are vastly more popular than character tags. To the point that they've toyed with removing them entirely. – Valorum May 13 at 8:54
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    @Valorum well, we're not IMDb. – Jenayah May 13 at 8:58
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    @Jenayah What tags? ;-) – Rand al'Thor May 13 at 9:02
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    @Randal'Thor Gonna use your "mod magic" to nuke the new one as well? – TheLethalCarrot May 13 at 9:13
  • @Jenayah - Really? That's news to me – Valorum May 13 at 9:17
  • @TheLethalCarrot I was going to just edit it out (as a normal user, no mod magic), but really I should wait for this meta to be "concluded" first. – Rand al'Thor May 13 at 11:45

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