Tags like or , for example, would surely have more than enough questions to be justified, and I personally would consider them very useful.

So I'm just curious why they don't exist, was there ever a conscious decision to not create any character tags for Game of Thrones?

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    There's a Jon Snow tag. I think it's the only one... Also - some related questions on character tags
    – Jenayah
    Commented May 21, 2019 at 18:02
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    There would be too many of them?
    – Blackwood
    Commented May 21, 2019 at 18:06
  • @Jenayah Ah I didn't know this one. In my defense, the newest question tagged jon-snow is from December 2018 :)
    – MaxD
    Commented May 21, 2019 at 18:24
  • @MaxD And thank the seven for that :P If it were not used for 40 questions, Most of us would have removed it and let the system douse it with dracarys.
    – Aegon
    Commented May 23, 2019 at 13:12

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Because nobody has made them so far. The default position for any tag is not to have it, up until someone adds it to a question, so it's less "a conscious decision to not create any GoT character tags" and more "no conscious decision to create any GoT character tags". In the beginning, it wouldn't have made much sense to have character tags when there weren't enough questions specifically about any character. Now, with so many questions on the site (and with the knowledge of which characters survive to the end and which ones don't last long enough to be important), it might make sense to use some GoT character tags, but nobody has gone ahead to start editing them into older questions.

Character tags are controversial in general. Some users have strong feelings against character tags - any character tags - and consensus on them has been far from clear over the years and meta posts. (I'm guessing that this very meta question of yours is likely to receive a lot of downvotes.) That gives a clear reason why some users haven't added any GoT character tags - because they don't like character tags at all. Maybe other users haven't added them because they feared complaints or drama around them. Or maybe it's just as simple as they couldn't be bothered.

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