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Bringing up because of this question:

What does Yoda's species eat?

I think it would be appropriate to tag the question correctly with the extra tag (see comments to question), obviously OP does not because it could spoil (not sure how).

Thoughts?

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  • Normally, no. If it’s about a specific work it needs the specific tag. However, this question is applicable to the canon as a whole so doesn’t really need the specific work tag. – TheLethalCarrot Nov 17 '19 at 19:59
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    Also, mini-Yoda's face has been splashed over every newspaper and online journal for weeks now. The mere presence of this character is the worst kept secret in Star Wars history – Valorum Nov 17 '19 at 20:36
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    I can see that argument @TheLethalCarrot - at least better than the one being attempted in the question re: spoilers. To me it's worth adding because the question clearly came about because of the new series, so it's worth adding imo – NKCampbell Nov 17 '19 at 21:04
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It's not an inherent spoiler because you're not obviously given the context. The tag would be only a minor spoiler, and only if you view the question. In this case, the question is about a broader topic to try and avoid a spoiler, so it doesn't need the series tag. If the question's title were (massive spoiler ahead)

In The Mandalorian, why did Yoda's clone eat a frog?

then I would be inclined to edit, but it would need the series tag, since it would be specific to that series.

We shouldn't avoid tags just because they are potential spoilers

Tags exist so we can easily reference questions later. Not tagging a question about a specific topic is a disservice to people looking for the question.

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Tag questions properly!

The system is set up for the user who does not want to be spoiled to take steps to do so.

Luckily, SE provides us with an easy avenue to do so, ignoring tags.

If a user wants to avoid spoiler for a specific franchise they can if the question is tagged properly.

For the particular question I have no reason to hide general questions, however I definitely do want to hide questions as I have not started watching it yet. If the question is not tagged properly I can not do this.

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  • Don't you have to have the question on your screen before you can see the tag? – Shawn V. Wilson Nov 21 '19 at 16:33

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